Kenny’s short play “Close” in Short Play Theatre at the CCA


Kenny’s short play “Close” will be performed by a group of actors at the CCA as part of Rekindle theatre’s Short Play Theatre night hosted and organised by Scott Cadenhead. The information for the event is below:

Short Play Theatre : A monthly evening of new short plays by local writers. This month’s plays are written by Kenny Boyle, Sophie Good, and Julie Tsang.

Kenny Boyle is a writer and actor specialising in works of whimsy. His play We Never Land (a modern retelling of Peter Pan from the perspective of Wendy) enjoyed a successful run at last years Edinburgh Festival in C Nova and his most recent play Hero Worship (the story of a young man who longs to be a superhero but has no powers) just completed its tour of Scotland. Kenny hopes that his tiny play Close will be able to stand up for itself even though it’s only very little.

Sophie Good is originally from Merseyside, and has been based in Edinburgh for the past eight years. Sophie was selected to take part in the Traverse Fifty from 2012-2013 and has had readings staged at Citizens Theatre, Tron Theatre and Traverse Theatre. Sophie is also a founding member of the Village Pub Theatre who stage regular nights of new writing from the Village Pub in Leith.

Julie Tsang was mentored at Playwrights Studio in 2011. Her previous plays include Like This… at Tron Theatre, 2011; Playing Dead & Troon rehearsed readings at Stage to Page, 2012; Angel/Bear at Mayfesto at Tron Theatre, 2012; Run at Write it! 2013; The Sorry Story of the Angel and the Bear with Scene Unseen at Tron Theatre, 2013; Ragdolls as part of Reclaim the F word at Tron Theatre, 2013; Look After Me 3 minute theatre, Oran Mor, 2014; Glint rehearsed reading, Progressive Playwright at Tron Theatre, 2014. The highlight of Julie’s writing career came when her play The Sorry Story of the Angel and the Bear was performed along with works of great writers Alan Ayckbourn, J.P Donleavy, Athol Fugard and Patrick Marber. The same play was later adapted for film by Q Fusion Creative, it was nominated for Best Scottish Short at Glasgow Short Film Festival, Best International Short at Document International Human Rights Film Festival and won the Creative Skillset Film Academy Award at Edinburgh International Festival. Her play Troon was recently shortlisted for the Short Play Award at Cumbernauld Theatre, 2015. Julie is a facilitator for new writing event Stage to Page.

Directed by Ilias Poimenidis and Scott Cadenhead

Design : Despina Isaia

Cast Elaine McKergow, James Siggens, Emma Sullivan, George Carson, Beag Horn, Elle Crockart, Dionne Frati and Danny Holmes.

Tickets £7 on the door