The music is composed, the props are in the post, the actors are off(ish) book and we’re bound for Chelsea Theatre for the final week of rehearsals for ‘That Brazen Electric Strap of a Wan’ at the King’s Head, May 7th, 14th and 19th… It’s really taking shape – final tweaks and touches now.
Majority of tickets sold for first 3 p.m. performance on May 7th, but still a few left if you hurry !! https://kingsheadtheatre.ticketsolve.com/…/873550700/events…
My Rehearsals’ Week One vlog thoughts here
My play That Brazen Electric Strap of a Wan, at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington, May 7th, 14th & 19th, at 3p.m.
Arts Council England/National Lottery are funding this production-without-décor and I feel very lucky to have attracted some stellar talent to the show.
That Brazen Electric Strap of a Wan will be directed by Adina Levay (Young Vic Directors’ Programme). The cast of four includes high profile Irish actors: Frank Laverty (All That Fall, Michael Collins, Angela’s Ashes), Paddy Glynn (A Skull in Connemara, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Cinéma Français) Madeleine Brolly (Una, Leaves on the Line) and Desmond Healy (Time and the Conways, Festen).
Set on the fictional Irish island of Trafadden, Co. Waterford, That Brazen Electric Strap of a Wan centres on Treas, a 77-year-old retired headmistress who has been “good” all her life. Nearing the end of her mortal coil, she now determines to absorb her wanton sister Moll’s spirit and explore sex and drugs. For the former she hires a troubled rent boy from Dublin, Ronaldo. The terrain becomes further complicated when the district nurse, Fintan, pays an unexpected visit.
That Brazen Electric Strap of a Wan is a darkly funny comedy-drama about regret, guilt, survival and moving on. Metaphorically, the play is a wry state-of-the-nation look at contemporary Ireland, and the scars left by the century long journey since the turbulent years of the Easter Rising and the War of Independence (1916-1922).
See you there!