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York actors perform at Brighton Festival Fringe
11:10am Friday 4th May 2012 in Theatre
YORK actors Paul Stonehouse and Daniel Wilmot are to perform at the Brighton Festival Fringe at the end of May.
They will be joined by Eva Gill, from Wetherby, and David Peel, from Bingley, when ReStage head south to present Sanctuary, a new play by York writer and director Chris Green.
If Brighton is beyond your reach for 7pm performances at James House from May 22 to 25, the 75-minute play will be previewed at Bedern Hall, Bartlegarth, York, on Wednesday, May 16 at 8pm. Tickets are on sale at £6 at the York Theatre Royal box office, tel 01904 623568.
ReStage specialise in bringing historical eras to life, either through site-specific pieces or by staging existing texts.
In Sanctuary, Brighton-born Chris tells the story of an idealistic community in the Sussex countryside, set up against the backdrop of financial markets collapsing, in October 1929. Suddenly their alternative lifestyle is threatened by the dark past of one of its members.
“The play is based on the lives of Vera Pragnell, disciple of Edward Carpenter’s anti-capitalist vision, and Victor Neuburg, poet, printer and former associate of the notorious occultist Aleister Crowley,” Chris says.
Sanctuary is likely to be Paul Stonehouse’s last stage show for a while because he is to join the BBC radio drama team in July, having been awarded a Norman Beaton Fellowship this year.
Chris Green, meanwhile, will be among the competitors in the Script Factor final in the York Theatre Royal on Monday, July 2 at 7.45pm. Each heat winner has been set the challenge of writing a 15-minute script on the theme of York 800, to be presented by members of the York Settlement Community Players. Tickets for the final can be booked on 01904 623568 or online at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk