Picture: L-R Tasha Lawler, John Evans, Les James, Louis
Alsop Drama return to the Lantern following their success in the Homegrown Festival in January with a collection of work from some of the most famous writers, alongside a new play from Liverpool Writer, John Evans, The Benefactor, A moving tale of kindness and friendship, seen through the eyes of a young sailor.
John Evans has been writing for ten years following an intensive period of study of English Language and Literature at Liverpool Community College: He writes for ‘normal men and women about subjects to which they can relate.’
Alan Bleasedale edited two of his early works and said: ‘Writing is a gift, not many people have it, but you do.’
The Liverpool Echo and ‘Taxi Talk’ have featured many of his works that include plays, short stories and poems. John’s plays have been performed at prestigious venues throughout the North West including: The Unity, Liverpool, The Lantern, Liverpool, The Citadel, St Helens and The Casablanca in Liverpool.
His works include:
Payback, What goes around, comes around, The Ciggie run, A Land fir for heroes, A Brother’s Love, Smoking Mirrors, Gabriel, The Benefactor
Alsop Drama present: Performance
noun: /pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns/ – An act of performing a dramatic role
A series of short plays and monologues
Anton Chekhov – The Proposal
A classic Chekhov farce poking fun at the habits of the gentry.
Tennessee Williams – Hello From Bertha
A heart wrenching play about the eviction of a dying prostitute, from a run-down brothel.
Alan Ayckbourn – A Talk In The Park
Five strangers on separate park benches, try to make friends in a desire for companionship.
Victoria Wood – Kitty and Giving Notes
Appearances from the leader of an amateur dramatics company and a self-righteous middle-aged spinster from Cheadle.
John Evans – The Benefactor
A moving tale of kindness and friendship, seen through the eyes of a young sailor.
Lantern Theatre, Blundell St, Liverpool
Thurs 26th & Fri 27th May 2016 – 8:00pm
Tickets £8.00 & £10.00
(+ 50p fee added on booking)
0151 703 0000