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14 January 2018

Oscars People - a play for 5 actors. 22nd May

Oscar’s People is a ‘Conversation Piece’ imagining the interaction between Oscar Wilde and three of his contemporaries – the painter JM Whistler, the playwright Bernard Shaw, and the actor Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Our evening is a rehearsed reading premiere performed by a five-strong cast.

 

It is a glorious riot of wit and comedy involving the greatest minds of the Naughty Nineties and is certainly not to be missed.

 

22nd May at 19.30 in Keats Community Library, Keats Grove NW3 2RN

 

Tickets are £10 and available from the library in person and by phone (020 7431 1266) . 

On line tickets available: Click  HERE

 

 

Neil Titley: Born in Inverness, Scotland, he read English and American Studies at Hull University, before becoming a student actor at the Oxford Playhouse. He played a series of roles in various theatres, including the RSC – his favourite parts being the title role in Camus’ ‘Caligula’ and ‘Ben’ in Pinter’s ‘The Dumb Waiter’. He acted with the Tangent Theatre Company and was director of the Cornish Stage Company. More recently, he has concentrated on the solo theatre, as writer, director and actor. His play on Bernard Shaw, ‘Shaw’s Corner’, was televised and broadcast in over twenty countries; while other writing has included shows on Brendan Behan, Dylan Thomas and Oliver St John Gogarty.

Bill Bingham (Oscar Wilde)

Bill’s recent work has included ‘Sitting Down’ for the Vault Festival 2018, ‘Shakespeare’s Strangers’, Kafka’s ‘The Trial’, Duncan in ‘Macbeth’ and Alonso in ‘The Tempest’. He’s toured extensively for the Compass Theatre. His TV work includes ‘The Giblet Boys’, ‘The Queen’s Nose’, ‘Crossroads’, ‘The Last Salute’, ‘The Governor’, ‘Between The Lines’, ‘The Upper Hand’, ‘Eastenders’, ‘The Bill’ and ‘Dr Who’, while his films include ‘A Congregation of Ghosts’ as John Betjeman, ‘Britannia Hospital’, and ‘The Fourth Protocol’.

Robert Duncan: (Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree)

Robert is a Cornishman who trained as a journalist and teacher before graduating from LAMDA. From his extensive work in theatre throughout Britain and beyond, he is probably best known as the hapless Gus in the hit TV series ‘Drop the Dead Donkey’ and the voice of Scumspawn in the satirical Radio 4 comedy ‘Old Harry’s Game’. He recently appeared in the West End in ‘12 Angry Men’ at the Garrick.

Martin Nichols: (The Waiter)

Martin Nichols has directed over a hundred plays, both modern and classical, including a recent five-hour open-air adaptation of Dickens’ ‘Our Mutual Friend’ in which he played a 90-year-old dowager, Lady Tippens. With Paddy O'Keeffe he evolved the award-winning one-man show ‘Bernard Shaw Invites You’ which has successfully toured to India and Ireland and is currently working on a play about the Ellen Terry/ Bernard Shaw relationship.

Paddy O’Keeffe: (George Bernard Shaw)

Paddy trained at the Academy of Creative Training (ACT) and has appeared in the works of Aristophanes, Beckett, Friel, Shakespeare and Sophocles. He tours extensively with his award-winning solo show ‘Bernard Shaw Invites YOU’, and also plays Shaw opposite Jean Rogers in her adaptation of Shaw's correspondence with Ellen Terry ‘My Dear Miss Terry...’ Paddy is currently rehearsing for new productions of ‘The Railway Children’ and ‘Love Letters’.

Darcy Sullivan: (James McNeill Whistler)

A member of the Oscar Wilde and Whistler Societies, he writes regularly for The Chap magazine. His article on ‘Dorian Gray in the Comics’ appeared in The Wildean No. 48.