Fringe First Winner Pool Gets Spring Arts SeasonDate: 27 February 2007
The Pool - City of Culture? - an award-winning contemporary verse drama set in Liverpool - receives a three-week London season at the Arts Theatre from 3 to 21 April 2007.
Devised and performed by James Brough and Helen Elizabeth, Pool is a drama written in rhyme and prose that follows a day in the life of cockney chancer David and scouser Tina, who meet by accident after a robbery leaves David stranded in Liverpool.
Pool – City of Culture? won the Fringe First award for new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it premiered in 2006, before going on to have a five-day try out at the Arts in November last year, and a sell-out season at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre.
Brough and Elizabeth, who met while training as actors at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), were appointed writers in residence at the Arts shortly after the Off-West End venue reopened at the end of last year (See News, 11 Oct 2006).
As well as The Pool - City of Culture?, they are working on scripts for Channel 4’s teen soap Hollyoaks and their new play The Last Post - based on poetry from World War I - which will be performed at the Arts in the venue’s Remembrance Season later this year.
- by Caroline Ansdell