Friday, May 12, 2006

Al Smith and the Finborough

Well done to Al, writer of Enola, on his latest appointment.
Al Smith joins David Carter, Laura Wade, Samantha Wright and Pearson Playwright James Graham as new Playwright-in-Residence for the Finborough Theatre.

Still, it's nice to know that everyone makes mistakes.
In February 2005, he wrote and directed Chalk which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and won the Three Weeks Editors Award and was officially selected for the 2006 National Student Drama Festival.

No, he didn't and it wasn't. Chalk was written between December 2004 and February 2005, and was performed at the Bedlam Theatre, in February 2005, and produced by your humble Devil for the EUTC.

Enola, however, was indeed performed at the Fringe, won the Three Weeks Editors' Award and was selected for the NSDF. Someone's got their facts in a twist, methinks.

Anyway, as I keep saying, Enola and Radio are being performed in London, 18–22 July and I urge you all to go. Details are here. Enola reviews from the NSDF (at which the audience voted it the best production) are here, and reviews from the Fringe are here, including the infamous Three Weeks review:
Why write 120 words on Enola when I could just write three. This is unmissable.

Quite.

1 comment:

Al said...

I didn't have the heart to correct them! But thanks for your comment, am mighty chuffed. Got to write them a bloody play now.

See you soon,

Smith

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