Hatch: Horizons

A brand new, semi-regular scratch night at the Golden Goose Theatre!

 

Come down and get your creative juices flowing with some post-pandemic inspiration and prepare for an exciting night of brand new theatre, poetry and more, from new and existing talent all curated by the award winning team at Elegy. Each night will have a different theme, and for our second Hatch this year the theme is ‘HORIZONS’. So come see the hottest new writing around that’s just around the corner, and join us for a glimpse of what the future could be!

Hatch: Horizons - 21st June, Writers

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Nadine Barr

All I See Is Green Lights From Here

Nadine is an actor/ writer currently in training at LAMDA. As an actor she has worked in fringe theatre in London and Glasgow. As a writer she has had pieces selected for the MishMash Festival and a Nothing2Perform scratch night.

Leah returns to her home town after 6 and a half months living with her Nan and finding coping strategies for her depression. But can she and her best friends find a way back to each other after mental health has divided them?

 

Raph Phillips

Monkeyface

Raph is in his final year at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, studying Theatre. Since beginning actor-training at 10 years old, he has received an acting nomination from the Kent Drama Association for Best Actor for Best Actor Under 21. He has also had the privilege of working alongside accredited Writers and Directors such as Yolanda Mercy, Emma-Dennis Edwards, Jade Lewis and Destiny Ekaragha who have helped develop and produce pieces of his work for the Southwark Playhouse. He will soon be taking up a place at Brighton University to study Creative Writing.

'Monkeyface' tells the story of a young Black, Gay man known only as 'Monkeyface' and his search for self-love and acceptance, all the while struggling to carry the burden that his Caribbean culture holds. In this extract from the one-man play, Monkeyface has just left a Grindr hookup which went horribly, horribly wrong and suddenly finds himself with nothing to lose.

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Rachel Thomas

STRIKE

An Actor, Producer, Writer and Dramaturg and joint Artistic Director/company Producer of Seventh Sense Theatre Company, Rachel helms a new writing company making 'class theatre, without the divide'. Some of her recent acting credits include FAR AWAY (Donmar Warehouse), THE ESSEX SERPENT (Apple TV), and performing with and for London Film School, MET Film School, DASH Arts, See-Saw Films, Watch This & Vivo D’Arte, and the workshop process for MAYDAYS at the RSC.

Slightly drunk and on a whim, mates Floss and Jay have camped out on the edge of their local woods for the night to try and glimpse a village fable from their childhoods, but it's not going quite as planned...

Lydia McNulty + Holly Bennett

Collateral

Holly and Lydia are a self-producing/-writing/-directing company. They met whilst training on the BA Acting course at the Guildford School of Acting. Throughout their training, they both shared an interest in writing and creating theatre. In 2019, Lydia wrote and directed a play at The Actors Centre based on her mother’s turbulent upbringing and her relationship to her siblings. Then in 2020, Holly and Lydia decided to start a collaboration. They discussed ideas and drafted scenes for an earlier piece whilst social distancing on Hampstead Heath. This led to future writing endeavours together in both short film and theatre. Recently, Holly’s tv comedy pilot ranked in the top 20% of All3Media’s New Script Award 2022. Holly and Lydia are research driven and have delved into the real world of their fictional play Collateral. They attended hearings at the Old Bailey to gain an insight into a life removed from their own. They have also developed a relationship with the charity Children Heard and Seen, the only UK charity that works with the families of criminals. These families are the collateral victims of high profile crimes, and would otherwise go unsupported, emotionally and financially, and often shamed due to their familial connection to the perpetrator. The course of the play has, in turn, been shaped by the extensive conversations they have had with Leanne from the charity. Outside of theatre, Lydia is an avid footballer for the LGBTQ+ team Wonderkid FC, and Holly loves live music and birthday cake (no fondant, only buttercream).

COLLATERAL is a social and familial drama along the lines of One for Sorrow and Anatomy of a Suicide. Claire’s husband and father of her two teenage daughters is charged with the brutal murder of a woman, although the nature of the crime is not detailed in the play. The national outcry and subsequent media attention force them to flee their home town, change names, and start life again - a new horizon. At this point in the play, we see Claire struggling to get any financial support for her and her family, in a difficult conversation with a work coach at her initial Universal Credit meeting. In the second scene, Claire meets Jermain, a community figure, as she is found staring out to sea. She is initially distrusting of Jermain, however he begins to emboy Claire’s hope, as his charitable endeavours become a welcome distraction for Claire, and they slowly form a friendship. Collateral is about womanhood, survival and preservation of the family and the self. ‘In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer” - Albert Camus

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Madison Gerringer

Urning A Living


Madison is a London transplant from Northern California currently completing her MA in Directing at LAMDA. Previous works include Smile, Darling or The Almighty Testicle Play (Director), Fergus (A Short Film) (Writer, Director) Language of Angels (Director), Murder at the Carlson’s (Co-playwright). She also enjoys drinking wine in aesthetically pleasing outdoor spaces.

A short play in 5 vignette style scenes about a couple finding connection while dealing with grief.

Laura Prenderghast

The Bread Diaries

Laura is an actor and writer from Dublin. She is currently training at the London Academy of Dramatic Art on the MFA course. She also took part in LAMDA's new writing festival 'Mish Mash' in May 2022. Laura's latest projects include the short films 'My Place' with 2Lfilms currently in post production and 'Time Goes By Slowly Around Here' with Fallscirm Films due out late 2022. In 2020 she performed ‘Watching Paint Dry’ with her sketch comedy group at the 'Scene and Heard' festival in Dublin, as well as touring London, Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe with their previous show ‘Generation Whyyy?’ in 2019. Both shows Laura co-wrote and produced. As well as having a role in the 2020 feature film 'Cannibal Cabin', Laura has acted in over 25 short films, an online ad for Malteaser, BBC Bitesize, an online commercial for an international hotel group, various music videos, a documentary in which she presented as well as small roles in TV shows Love/Hate and Primeval. Laura also has a Bachelor's degree in Event Management

Food, sex, uncontrollable emotions, intimate run ins with animals and one woman trying to deal with all. The Bread Diaries is a one woman dramedy show told through audience addressed diary entries. It follows a woman who sees the world through the lense of food, relating and comparing the world around her to food and her obsession with it. This often leads to humorous and awkward interactions however we soon discover she is very much struggling to deal with a traumatic event in her life. 

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Joe Facer + Adam Sandy

Revelations

Joe Facer and Adam Sandy have been working together since 2018 and have built a close working relationship. Thus the pair created To The Ocean, a film & theatre company whose vision lies strongly in telling stories that exist within our world whilst peppering it with elements of the fantastical...

Three old University friends head to the Peak District for a reunion, but their peaceful holiday soon shifts to a series of revelations about their futures.

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Colette Cullen

EVERYONE'S SORRY

Colette’s play WHEN RACHEL MET FIONA had its world premiere at The Space, London in 2021 and will have its Irish premiere at The New Theatre in 2023. It had a rehearsed reading in The New Theatre New Writing Development Week 2020. Her zoom adaptation THEN AND NOW was Finalist for Best Feature (Cardiff International Film Festival) and received an Honorable Mention (13th Underground Cinema Film Festival). She co-wrote the award-winning audio drama series DEEP SHADOWS for Eclectic Theatre, Chicago. She wrote one of Acting Out’s award-winning 25/The Decriminalisation Monologues. Her audio plays BLIND DATE and FINGERS CROSSED will be produced by NearFm in 2022. Her play FAMILY TREE was long-listed for Papatango’s 2019 New Writing Prize. Her radio play BLIND DATE was short-listed for RTE’s PJ O’Connor Awards. Her plays have been performed in Smock Alley, Garter Lane, the Gay Theatre Festival, online and in the UK and US.

When something's gone you can never get it back again...

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AISWARA KHALE

The Swamp + Other Poems

Aishwarya Khale has studied English and creative writing at Exeter College- University of Oxford. She has worked at UNDP India. She has completed her Masters in Postcolonial writing from the University of Mumbai. Her Spoken word performances (open mic) have been published with Kommune India and Indie Habitat on YouTube. She has had her poetry and fiction published in the Mississippi magazine, Lipi magazine, Tripoto India, Barnes and Nobel digital press, The Elpis Pages (USA), Muse India, Mausoleum Press (UK), IMDB critics review with MQAM, The Divine Magazine, Royal Society of Literature, Indian Rumination, The Chakkar, The Criterion International Journal, Melbourne Culture Corner, The Wokingham Today, The London Reader, Hillingdon's Women's archives, BBC Radio, CIUT Radio, Provenance Journal, The Indian review, Creative Ireland, Round Table Literary and Staffordshire History Festival 2021. She has had her work and interview broadcasted by The Telescope podcast on Apple podcast.

The poems talk about various topics from Existentialism, nostalgia and generational trauma.

Hatch: Horizons - 21st June Performers Line Up

Alamo Perez

The Swamp + Other Poems

Alamo is a London based actor who trained as an actor at Rose Bruford. His interests lie in re-imagininge classic works, particularly those of Chekov and Shakespeare.

He's a regular associate of Elegy.

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Eve Woods

Collateral

Eve graduated from The Guildford School of Acting in 2019 and has since worked across multiple platforms. This includes an award winning Renault Clio commercial in 2019, as well as starring in a soon to be released feature film with Renowned Portuguese film director Marco Martins. Last year Eve also started in, and co-directed, heritage piece ‘Doctor Hills Casebook’ focussed around the 16th century Norfolk county asylum, taking on multiple roles across this collaborative theatre piece. In her spare time Eve side-hustles as a yoga teacher and cares way too much about the Great British Bake Off.

Daniel Cornish

Collateral

Theatre includes Maggie and Ted (The Garrick Theatre), The Good Scout (Above the Stag) and The Little Prince, Vienna's English Theatre.
Television includes; BBC Doctors.
Other credits include short film 'Headache', alongside actress Kate Duchêne, rehearsed reading of 'Fragments' by Ian Hallard and ‘Proud’ music video, Natalie Te Paa.

2020 Off West End nominee for 'Male Performance in a Play' for his performance of Will Parrish in 'The Good Scout', at Above the Stag Theatre.

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Olivia Chester

Collateral

Olivia graduated from The Guildford School of Acting in 2020. She was the recipient of the Bertie Man award. Her credits include the role of Agrado in the stage production of All About my Mother and Blowdynn in a combat-style stage production of Boudicca. She was a Just Add Milk JAMSLAM finalist and is currently in the process of writing a piece surrounding the North East and is hoping to workshop it in the commencing months. In her spare time she enjoys painting, drawing and dancing.

Roy Mas

All I See Is Green
Lights From Here

Roy Mas is a London based French actor. They have trained in physical theatre and got their Diploma from the Conservatoire of Lyon. They are now in training at LAMDA and will graduate in 2023. 

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Chaya Gupta

All I See Is Green
Lights From Here

Chaya Gupta is an actress and musician (Drums and Guitar) who attended the University of Glasgow before taking up a place at LAMDA in 2021. They graduate in 2023.

Lysa-Marie Asiedu-Yeboa

All I See Is Green
Lights From Here

Lysa is an actress and singer songwriter (also known as Elmarie). They attended Brunel University before taking up a place at LAMDA. They graduate the MFA course in 2023.

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Baris Armin

All I See Is Green
Lights From Here

Words cannot explain how talented this man is.

Frances Nunnery

Urning A Living

Francis Nunnery is graduating from the BA Honors Acting course at LAMDA this year. He was recently featured in Wilderness, Julius Caesar and Foxfinder. He would like to thank Madison for this wonderful opportunity and is excited to be living his dream of portraying a pet cremator. 

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Kate Barrington  

Urning A Living

Kate Barrington is graduating from the BA Honors Acting course at LAMDA this year. She has most recently worked on Wilderness, Love and Money, and Emilia. She is elated to be performing at Hatch: Horizons and would like to thank her guinea pigs, Brian and Barry. 

Faith Beach

STRIKE

Faith is a Director and Producer currently working in film and TV development. She is Artistic Director of Spitting Feathers theatre company with which she has produced LADYBITS, a verbatim musical of women's experiences and THE SMALL THINGS by Enda Walsh at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden. Faith has also worked as a director/facilitator with The Trojan Women Project Scotland leading a community theatre project for Syrian refugees in Glasgow and is a current participant of the StoneCrabs Theatre Directors in Practice programme.

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Tamsin Lynes

STRIKE

Tamsin trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her work for theatre includes: Actor 5 in LOUISA (Tour), Beth in SHADOWPLAY (Lion and Unicorn Theatre), Red Riding Hood in RED RIDING HOOD (Colour House Theatre), Pinocchio in PINNOCHIO GETS WOOD (Guildford Fringe Company), Beatrice in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (The Cockpit), Montano in OTHELLO (Brunel Museum/The Cockpit), Jo in THE SOLDIER’S TALE (Omnibus Theatre), and for digital theatre Celia in AS YOU LIKE IT and Margaret in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (The Show Must Go Online). Her work for film includes: Ellie in THE DOOR, Cammie in ALICE and Philomena Gardner in UNTITLED CHAT SHOW.

Anca Vadia

EVERYONE'S SORRY

Anca is a Romanian actress trained at East 15 drama school, London. She has recently won 6 Best Lead Actress awards at international film festivals for her role as Dr Alex Ionescu in the TV Series "Psyched!". Some of Anca's most notable projects include BBC Radio's "Crossing Continents"; "Fine and Dandy" at King's Head Theatre; "Sorry, My Compassion's on the Blink" at the Pleasance Theatre and "Sex Magick" at the Barons Court Theatre. In her spare time when not acting, Anca is also a doctor.

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