To celebrate Last Drinks doing the rounds with Shorter+Sweeter: The Best of Short+Sweet Dubai, I’ve decided to post a couple Last Drinks related videos.
The first is a recording of Last Drinks being performed at Short+Sweet Dubai 2014. Presented by Backstage, it was directed by Rashmi Kotriwala and performed by Rohit Prakash and Aswathi Menon. The video’s a little rough, but all the gags are there!
The second video is a segment from the Show Bizz television program. Presented by City 7, the UAE’s first local English language television channel, it gives a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Shorter+Sweeter production in Dubai last month. Heavily featured is Beth Burrows, who played the role of Mel. She even says some nice things about my script!
I was delighted and honoured to learn that my ten-minute play, Last Drinks, has been selected for Shorter+Sweeter – the best of Short+Sweet Dubai.
Shorter+Sweeter will be at the Madinat Theatre on May 7th and 8th, followed by another performance at the Abu Dhabi Theatre on Saturday 30th May.
The show is a collection of ten ten-minute plays, all chosen from the first three years of Short+Sweet Dubai. The plays were selected by Artistic Director Liz Hadaway, along with Associate Director Sidd Jose, to create a well-balanced and entertaining evening of world class theatre. Last Drinks will be performed by Beth Burrows and Mike Green.
The full line-up of plays include:
Tagged by Russell Bell
No. 22 by Adele Vuko
Friends and Colleagues by Cliff Single
Last Drinks by Greg Gould
Perfect Stillness by Jane Miller
The Royal Shakespeareans present ‘Romeo & Juliet’ by Vikram Ahuja, Salman Qureshi and Hananah Zaheer
somewhere between the sky and the sea by Alex Broun
Treteau by Sanjeev Dixit (guest production)
Sure Thing by David Ives (guest production)
All of the selected plays are stellar and have won a number of Short+Sweet awards both in Dubai and around the world. Details about each play can be found at Short+Sweet.
Last Drinks was first produced at Short+Sweet Dubai 2014 by Backstage. It was directed by Rashmi Kotriwala and performed by Rohit Prakash and Aswathi Menon.
If you can’t get to Dubai to see the show in May, you can always read a copy of the script on my Short Plays page!