After taking out Best Production, People’s Choice, Best Script, and Best Actor (for Peter Fock) at Short+Sweet Canberra 2018, my short play The Hold Up has been invited to take part in Short+Sweet Sydney 2019.
I’ll be returning to the director’s chair along with original cast members Michael Ubrihien and Peter Fock.
Cameron Thomas couldn’t come back as our robber (Shakespeare was calling) but luckily the fabulously talented Philip Meddows has agreed to step into the role.
So far rehearsals have been a blast. I have no doubt these cool cats are going to light up the big city stage!
The Hold Up is in Week 6 of Short+Sweet Sydney from 14 – 17 March at the Tom Mann Theatre (Surrey Hills). Tickets are available at Ticket Tailor.
I’m a bit late posting, but my newest short play The Hold Up recently took part in Short+Sweet Canberra 2018 (from 17 – 28 April 2018).
We had a fantastic run! Not only did we take out Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Choice for Week One, we also took out a swag of awards at the Gala Final!
Best Production: The Hold Up
People’s Choice: The Hold Up
Best Script: Greg Gould
Best Actor: Peter Fock
Overall it was a great festival. Very well organised and a lot of fun to be part of. There were also a bunch of other plays on show that were fantastic. My faves included “Miss”, “A Letter to Harold”, “Wannabe”, “One Night Stan”, “Drink Water” and “Still Life”. All well written. All well acted.
I don’t usually like directing my own writing (or any writing really), but I had a great time working with my fantastic cast.
Michael Ubrihien, Peter Fock and Cameron Thomas were amazing.
I was confident the script was solid, but these guys really took it to a whole other level. The way they managed to bring these characters to life with such energy and empathy was brilliant.
They were also utterly hilarious! Loved hearing the audience bellow with laughter. Also loved hearing them chortle with anticipation for all the pre-seeded gags. It really warms a writer’s heart!
I’m told that The Hold Up now also qualifies for Short+Sweet Sydney in early 2019. Still feels like a long way away, but I’m looking forward to seeing how it plays in the big smoke!
Full results for Short+Sweet Canberra 2018 can be found on their Facebook page.