Role Play, by Thea Smiley, premiered at INK Festival 2016, and transferred to the hugely successful High Tide 2016 Festival. Role Play has also been adapted into a short film with CreateFilms production company and is currently in post production.
Role Play explores a medical role player, who reaches breaking point when her personal and professional roles collide.
Joined again by director Julia Sowerbutts and an impressive cast, Role Play performed at High Tide in September 2016. With a converted shipping containers as our venue, it gave the audience a real pop up theatre vibe. We would like to send a huge thank you to HighTide for having us, partnering with us in supporting new writers. We would also like to say a huge thank you to director Julia Sowerbutts, and the incredible cast who worked so hard to perfect an extended stage play from the original short piece performed at INK Festival 2016.
Role Play was also adapted into a short film with director Shirley Day, which is currently in post-production.
A word from writer, Thea Smiley-
‘I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Julia Sowerbutts, Clare Hawes, the amazing cast and crew, and INK Festival for all their support and hard work in getting Role Play performed at HighTide. I feel fortunate to have seen my play transformed, and grateful to everyone involved. This has been an incredible experience, and I know it will have a positive impact on my writing. I am now looking forward to stepping up a gear and making further developments to Role Play, and I hope that it can evolve in surprising new ways and keep on rolling.‘
Thea Smiley, writer for Role Play.