Drama

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April performances involving TSL authors

Harrow Opera double bill – Ezra Williams is music director
18 & 19 April 2024 at 7.30pm
20 & 21 April 2024 at 3pm
Venue:
Compass Theatre, Ickenham, UB10 8PD
Box office: 01895 250615
Performing:
The Medium – music and libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti
Il Tabarro by Giacomo Puccini – sung in English in a new translation by Leon Berger
Stage Direction: Leon Berger
Music Direction: TSL author Ezra Williams

Clement Attlee by Francis Beckett
Friday 26 & Saturday 27 April @ 7.30pm
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April @ 2.30pm
Venues in Harrogate and Ripon – see leaflet for details or visit www.redwalltheatre.org.uk
For more on Clement Attlee and Francis Beckett, click here

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#Review: Henry Dawe’s “The Autumn of My Years” #radio #play

The Autumn of My Years broadcast on Harborough FM, Leicestershire in November 2023 is a three-part, 120 minute long, radio play written by Henry Dawe, a TSL author.

I don’t believe in recounting story lines and don’t intend to start now but will say this is a moving story about two people who meet at the theatre and their developing relationship. While I don’t recount the story, you can read what LincsOnline says about it, including some input from Henry.

In an age where many are becoming self-centred, not caring about others, this well-crafted script with Henry’s trademark play on words shows what can happen when people look out for each other. Henry doesn’t shy away from tackling issues of age, loneliness and in the post-discussion production mention was made about where people can access support if any of the issues raised in the play affect them. This is in keeping with Henry’s acute awareness of people and the challenges many face. His insight into people, grasp and manipulation of the English language, and his gift of conveying a serious message through humour stand out for me in this production.

If you do get a chance to listen to the play, do. And hopefully this is the first of Henry’s radio successes. If you can’t get to listen to The Autumn of My Years, there are always his two collections published by TSL – A Play on Words and Thirty Pieces of Pottiness.

See more about Henry at https://henrydawe.co.uk and watch him on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/@HenryDaweWriterActor

Henry is a member of London Playwrights.

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Featuring TSL Drama on stage

Watch the TSL calendar and postings for further details on what TSL playwrights and scripts are being performed:

Francis Beckett author of Clement Attlee: A Modest Little Man has an
Extended second run for Vodka with Stalin at Upstairs at the Gatehouse due to high demand. Show will now run on
27 March at 7.30 pm
29 March to 1 April at 7.40 pm
2 April at 4 pm
8 April at 7.30 pm
9 April at 4 pm
Tickets from upstairsatthegatehouse.com or phone 020 8340 3488.

David Stroud and Barbara Towell‘s Night Duty is to coming soon to East Lane Theatre.

And Kim Wedler‘s What was I saying… is scheduled too for the stage about July.

Other scripts which have already been performed include:
* various by Melville Lovatt,
* James Kenworth’s When Chaplin met Gandhi
*Trust by Christopher X Morris.

see https://tslbooks.uk/drama for more detail and other plays published by TSL Drama.