Upside Down and Back to Front
by Lance Woodman
The original theatre play was commissioned and produced by artworcs
An audio adaptation was commissioned and produced by BBC Radio Drama
The stage play was first performed at The Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore, Worcestershire on 25-26 February 2005
“…this clever and engaging play… a real coup for this fantastic new venue… it deserves to be seen by a national audience” James Iles in The Worcester Standard
Set now and in 1913, the story follows a photographer as he travels around Worcestershire. We are taken on a journey through the pictures he creates and the relationships he forms. As he learns his craft we see how this journey changes his life forever.
This is a three-handed play (1F, 2M) with two of the actors playing myriad roles. A composite set allows the action to spin fluidly from scene to scene.
Credits for the Pershore 2005 production
|Paul Clarkson||Alan Gresham, Lady Partington, Thomas Evans, William Moore, Gerhardt Heinz, Friday, Grandma Irons||Polly Lister||Florence Shaw, Kate Milton, Alfred Armstrong, Martha Moore, Dilly Irons, Bert Clapham|
|Charlie McCarthy||Sam Evans||Peter Leslie Wild||Director|
|Nettie Edwards||Designer||Michael E Hall||Lighting Designer|
|Peter Nash||Sound Designer||Tim Brierley||Production Manager|
|Cerianne Pitcock||Assistant Stage Manager||Samantha Jones||Assistant Stage Manager|
|Deborah Rees||Project Manager||John Shelton||Photography Consultant|
BBC Radio Drama commissioned me to adapt part of the story for their Radio 4 Afternoon Play slot. The play was first broadcast on Tuesday 14th November 2006.
|Oliver Le Sueur||Sam Evans||Alex Tregear||Florence Shaw|
|Richard Derrington||Thomas Evans||Elizabeth Bell||Lady Partington|
|Dan Crow||Alfred Parkin||Helen Monks||Dilly Irons|
|Kim Wall||Gerald Fanshawe||Alex Jones||Bert Clapham|
|Fiona Kelcher||Broadcast Assistant||Sue Ward||Broadcast Assistant|
|Michael Harrison||Studio Manager (panel)||Matt Johnson||Studio Manager (spot)|
|Peter Leslie Wild||Director|