Founded by Anna Poole and Natalie Stone in 2010, Empty Pocket are a new writing theatre outfit who endeavour to create works that are accessible, innovative and insightful.
Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2015
Empty Pocket is a new writing theatre outfit founded in 2010 by writer/directors Anna Poole and Natalie Stone. The two met at the Sherman Writer’s Group whilst working on a collaborative piece that was later performed at Egin: Springboard 2011 at Chapter Arts. They had both previously written and directed their own work and so combined to co-produce a play at Cardiff’s 10 Feet Tall in September 2010 entitled ‘Can I Have a Job Please?’ Following this, they went on to create a new genre of performance called Tea Party Theatre, and put on a theatrical tea party at Cardiff’s The Pot Café in April 2011. Now they are embarking on their largest project to date.
Empty Pocket are passionate about new writing, chances to explore and express fresh creative ideas, and about developing accessible and innovative theatre.
------------------Can I Have a Job Please?
'...more than enough sharp writing and inventive staging to make 'Can I Have A Job Please?' an entertaining, fresh and relevant piece'
'...this was a witty piece which united us all...thoroughly tapping into the mood of the moment through an emphatically inventive theatre, which is firmly of its time...'
-------------------Tea Party Theatre
'Regardless of whether you’re a fan of tea or not, Tea Party Theatre has plenty to offer in the way of imaginative writing and creative theatre..we can certainly expect plenty more intriguing theatre in the coming months.'
'there was a definite aura of appreciation from the audience and a sense of being part of something new and special'
------------------[On]Stage: Hello Mrs Silverstone and A Sunday Roast
Now Empty Pocket are back with two fresh plays by the founding writer/directors Anna and Natalie.
[On]Stage is a one night creative showdown, presenting two very different pieces where the main characters are absent from the stage.
Fittingly, as these freshly penned scripts take to the stage they draw our attention to the characters who remain off it.
[On]Stage takes a look backstage.
Hello Mrs. Silverstone by Natalie Stone
Hello Mrs. Silverstone is a drama told through phone conversations that treads the line between the comic and tragic. The piece revolves around a stubborn and eccentric elderly woman with dementia, Mrs.Silverstone, who is never seen on stage. With the wrong number for her son and no short term memory, she begins to unwittingly communicate with a family of strangers, unaware of the major part she is playing in their lives.
A Sunday Roast by Anna Poole
A Sunday Roast is the stylistic exploration of the entrapping nature of routine. The play juxtaposes two routines in Adelaide’s life: Sunday roasts with the in-laws and in-depth counseling sessions. After the miscarriage of her first child, a constant offstage presence from her past becomes the demon behind her perfect family façade. A Sunday Roast illustrates how freedom is defined only by self-made barriers.
Saturday 2nd July 2011
YMCA Theatre, The Walk, Roath
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Empty Pocket are planning more tea party theatre and EP nights (experimental platform) for the future - so will always be on the hunt for talent and opportunities for artistic collaboration. Right now we are mainly looking for actors - but if you may like to be involved in acting or in any other way now or down the line do get in touch and we'll add you to our mailing list. We would love to hear from you. After the play on 2nd July we may be holding group audition workshops to meet and greet new actors.
Get in touch via emptypockettheatre [at] gmail.com
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