Rude Raven Productions is a new production company set up by writer Sasha Ravencroft and this play will be its professional debut. Ravencroft has been involved in the arts for many years as a writer, actor and producer of a puppetry theatre company.
A Simple Tale of Love is directed by Nicole Roberts Ryder for the digital recording for Greater Manchester Fringe, the live shows at Camden Fringe, and as it goes on its premiere tour.
The play follows the relationship between Molly and a sinister stranger, JD, who holds a terrifying secret, and her life is never the same again. It is a story about a woman who has lost not only her confidence but also herself along the way. Cheated on by her vicar husband and bullied at work, Molly is broken and yet clutches on to hope. In order to carry on she retreats further and further within, until JD re-ignites her lust for vitality, salsa dancing and apple pies.
A dark dramedy – absurd in places, poignant in others; this is a tale of love and of how two become one, but also explores the love of one’s self, of one’s dreams and is a metaphor for the reawakening of your deepest, darkest passion.
The play stars Helen Walling-Richards as Molly and Daniel Singh Pabla as JD, both graduates of Rose Bruford College, with Kristina Poliszczuk supporting as Stage Manager.
Running time: 55 mins
24th August 2021 @ The Etcetera Theatre, Camden – 3.30pm
28th & 29th August 2021 @ The Hen & Chickens Theatre, Islington – 3pm
£9 / £8 concessions (plus booking fee)
Greater Manchester Fringe:
1st to 30th September 2021 – Digital Home Streaming
London Horror Festival
29th October 2021 @ The Pleasance Theatre, Islington
Further details tbc
Further festivals / venues tbc