THE SHORTEST NIGHTS: WINGING IT
If life gives you lemons, you… improvise a solution. Or something.
A selection of heartwarming and entertaining shorts that take an honest, fun and original look at the challenges, questions and absurdities of everyday life. A funny and uplifting reminder that we’re all just, ‘winging it!’.
Prices: £6 standard, £8 door (+ booking fees)
Aprox. Runtime: 68min
Date: June 18
Venue: The Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick
Day pass to all 6 screenings available [here]
Pee. Wait. Panic. Steph is in a happy, long-term relationship, but now she might be pregnant she has no idea what she wants.
Wri/Dir: Alice Seabright
Cast: Alexandra Roach, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Jake Davies, Sally Phillips
David is stuck – doing a job he hates, living in a tiny Derbyshire backwater, bullied by his boss & his eccentric grandmother & being cheated on by his girlfriend. And when he finally tries to stand up for himself and become a hero – things don’t quite go to plan.
Wri/Dir: Ruth Pickett
Cast: Nana Amoo-Gottfried, Jay Byrd, Abi Roberts, Emily Head, Ruth Pickett, Andy McGillan
The Driving Seat
One Saturday morning, a middle aged couple decide to make love in their car in the driveway to put a spark back in their marriage – only to find it has rather the opposite effect.
Dir: Phil Lowe
Cast: Janie Dee, James Lailey, Dennis Herdman
A comedy about friendship and routines entirely set in a police patrol car. We see the day to day lives of two new partners Gary and Jenny…. think Traffic Cops but with gangster rappers and thieves.
Wri/Dir: Charlotte Regan
Cast: Andrew Paul, Alexa Morden, Margaret Towner
Private moments. Public toilets.
Wri./Dir: Grace June Cleere
Cast: Olivia Spencer, Emma Stirling
Dial It Back
A poetical message to humanity. Lyrical, sweary.
Wri/Dir: Sam Healy
Hit & Run
If Tennent’s Super did Pretty Woman. In Stockport…. An alcoholic desperate to end his life encounters a prostitute desperate to start hers. Despite an initial repulsion to each other they soon realise that each has something to offer the other.
Wri/Dir: Hannah Pike
Cast: Jack Deam, Katie West