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A Song for the Lovers 24:7 theatre festival (July 06)

8th August 2009 by Martin Gibbons

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Sometimes getting away isn’t that easy…

Monkeywood Theatre Company

A Song For The Lovers

By Sarah McDonald Hughes

Directed by Anna McDonald Hughes

A Song For The Lovers

25, 26, 27, 28 and 30 July 2006

Bedlam, Peter Street, Manchester

“I’m going to look after you, Catie. I think I can.” Davy’s never had a best mate before. So he’s not going to let anything come between him and Catie – especially not Jenna.

As part of the 24:7 Theatre Festival, Monkeywood premieres a compelling, funny story about friendship, despair, optimism and love.  Catie (Sarah McDonald-Hughes) needs to make a change but doesn’t know it until she meets Davy (Martin Gibbons), who would do just about anything to make her happy.  Their adventures begin one night in Manchester when Catie’s old friend, Jenna (Francesca Waite), tries to help Catie see that there must be another way.

A Song For The Lovers, written by Sarah McDonald Hughes and directed by her sister, Anna McDonald Hughes, is produced by emerging Manchester-based theatre company Monkeywood.  Formed in 2003 with an innovative production of Patrick Marber’s ‘Closer’, they received rave reviews for their own production, Coach G in 2005 and are passionate about performance and new writing.

For a third year the 24:7 Theatre Festival brings one-hour plays from some of the region’s creative talent to unusual venues across the city.  This year’s festival will run from 24 – 30 July.

Image credits l – r Martin Gibbons, Sarah McDonald Hughes and Francesca Waite

© Sean Turner 2006

Design Marcus Diamond 2006

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Sunday 23 July 2:15pm

A Song For The Lovers

Bedlam, Peter Street, Manchester

25, 26, 27, 28 and 30 July 2006

7.15pm

Tickets: £6/£5 Box office: 0161 236 7110 or www.247theatrefestival.co.uk or www.quaytickets.com

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