Bottled Wasps: Grace and Patrick have returned to the scene of their great romantic
adventure, the small seaside hotel where they stayed when they left their respective
partners in order to be together. During the course of an evening they realise that
much has changed. Walter, mine host, has his own issues: defender of his country
and its traditions and what thanks do you get? With a complimentary bar and a sniper’s
rifle that can take off the top of your head from half a mile away, how bad can it
AfterWords: Charts the journey of Julie, a recent arrival in the afterlife, as she
attempts to be reacquainted with her husband Derek who passed away many years before.
The controlling dynamic throughout is that in the afterlife your physical appearance
is determined by the age at which you were happiest in life. This simple conceit
has significant effects on the relationships between husband and wife, father and
daughter and past and present. Julie took her own life to be with Derek. This afterlife
will keep them apart forever.
AfterWords is the Winner of the BEST NEW WRITING at Buxton Fringe Festival 2012
These productions are supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
These are the scripts chosen from our 2011 script call
The highlights film - coming soon
Check out five reasons to see Bottled Wasps here and AfterWords here
“Bottled Wasps presents an intense hour of entertainment.” Buxton Fringe
**** “Well crafted play directed with panache. Excellent writing… Stirring stuff.”
What’s On Stage
“The acting is good and the direction is sharp. It is a confidently written and performed
work” Buxton Fringe
"Very well acted, a lot of issues dealt with in a very concise, very funny hour"
"Loved every minute! Perfect example of comedy drama"
"Super writing, excellent acting, thoroughly enjoyable evening" Audience Member
6 Sept Preston Tringe Festival - 8pm Bottled Wasps; 9:30pm AfterWords New Continental,
6-7 November 7.45pm - The Carriageworks, Leeds (book)
16-17 November 7.30pm - Lantern Theatre, Liverpool (book)