Animal Instinct

Next play reading confirmed!

This month we will be reading Animal Instinct by Alex Gwyther and Paul Davidson, on Monday 28th May, 6pm at Theatre Deli.

As always the event is free and drop in, but do email team@backbonetheatre.com to let us know you’d like to come along.

Info below:

‘Animal Instinct is a dark comedy consisting of three actresses, the entire performance being set in a living room over the course of one disastrous night.

New Year’s Eve. Leanne, dressed as a lobster, sits in her flat waiting nervously. Dani arrives, dressed as Catwoman, in high spirits with their cash from doing a last minute delivery job in a van.

Leanne explains she returned to the van to pick up her wallet and found out that they were delivering. Having brought the delivery back to the flat, both characters battle with their morals of whether or not to hand themselves in to the police.

When an unwanted guest pays them a visit and insists on them having their own New Year’s party until her ‘merchandise’ has been located, things take a dramatic turn. Before they welcome in the New Year, they will both find out how far they’re willing to go to keep themselves alive.

In a digital, morally conscious world where it truly is survival of the fittest, Animal Instinct asks how much of our primal instincts are still left within us?’

 

Alex Gwyther

Alex Gwyther is a writer and actor. Writing credits include Our Friends, The Enemy (New Wimbledon Studio, Edinburgh Fringe, UK Tour, Theater Row New York), The Cost Of A Player (commissioned by The Premier League) and Eyes Closed, Ears Covered (The Bunker Theatre, London). In 2017 he was shortlisted for Most Promising New Playwright at the Offies and has work published by Oberon. He is currently developing a new one man play Ripped and writing for screen.

Paul Davidson

After undertaking the MA Screen writing course alongside MA screen Acting at The Drama Centre London, Paul wrote his first short film for the Graduate Showcase. Since then he has been involved in numerous projects both in the UK as well as internationally.

He wrote award winning music video ‘Witch In Me’, has had his work showcased at BAC in London, and has released the award winning short comedy ‘Article 50’ with Mini Mammoth Films.

He has experience as a stand up comedian and working in improvisational comedy groups and is currently co-writing a short format online comedy as well as developing his first feature screenplay.

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