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"I thought this story was genuinely funny – in a way that induced large, stomach-heaving honks of laughter – but beneath the humour there was a freight of real sadness, or even darkness, and it was this that elevated the work above its own constraints."
 
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IN DENIAL
IN DENIAL 
MULTI-MEDIA PLAY FOR FOUR ACTORS  

Troubled by an unpleasant row that blows up on the night they become engaged, Amelia and Toby consult a compatibility counsellor for a professional view on their prospects together.  The advice is that their relationship is not sustainable, but Amelia and Toby press ahead with their wedding plans regardless. In Denial follows their turbulent and at times abusive relationship over the course of 2016, against a backdrop of the UK’s unexpected vote to terminate its relationship with the EU.

 In Denial is a multi-media drama requiring four actors. The script has benefitted from a reading with actors (September 2016), a director led workshop (January 2017), an internal reading by The Script Readers (October 2017) and a New Writing South script report (November 2016) which described the play as ‘a sharp timely piece that has boatloads of potential in its blending of personal/sexual politics with the civic politics of our very recent history.’
  



  
 
REHEARSED READING - 8 JANUARY 2018

IN DENIAL will have a rehearsed reading on 8 January 2018, 14:00 at the Park Theatre, Finsbury Park.

The reading will last around 2 hours 45 minutes including the interval. It is invitation only, aimed at people working in the industry.

The cast will be as follows:

Toby / Ben Porter
Amelia / Loren O’Dair

Paul / Mark Springer
Jessica / Brigid Lohrey
Laurie / Tim Hibberd
Emma / Julia Winwood

Stage Directions / Shenagh Govan

If you are intersted in attending, please contact James through the contact page.


   
 
OTHER PLAYS BY JAMES

More information about other plays by James can be found here.