HL London: Reallife Theatre Company Manchester Returns with JB SHORTS 14

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After 13 sell-out seasons and 78 World Premieres, Reallife Theatre Company returns November 3, 2015 with JB Shorts 14, an evening of six more fifteen minute plays by top TV writers, staged at Joshua Brooks in Manchester.

JB Shorts are delighted to announce that they are joined in JB Shorts 14 by Coronation Street writer Perrie Balthazar, Casualty and The Bill writer Anita Pandolfo and Andrew Lynch who has written for Brookside, Emmerdale, Grange Hill, Hollyoaks and Moving On.  

They join regular JB Shorts writers Dave Simpson (Girls Night out, Naked Truth, Blind Date), Peter Kerry (Emmerdale, MI High) and Lindsay Williams(EastEnders, Holby City and Dreamers - Oldham Coliseum)

They are also excited to welcome directors David Fleeshman, Caroline Clegg, Alyx Tole, Miranda Parker, Paul Blinkhorn, and Lucia Cox.  

Emily by Andrew Lynch, directed by David Fleeshman, stars well-known actor and singer Lee Latchford Evans (Steps). Equal Shares by Dave Simpson, directed by Alyx Tole, features Eve Burley, who last year starred in Stuff at the 24:7 Theatre Festival, winning the Audience Favourite Award. 

Sugared Armour by Anita Pandolfo, directed by Paul Blinkhorn, features Derek Hicks who has performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Library Theatre and the Octagon Theatre, Bolton and The Outing by Lindsay Williams, directed by Miranda Parker, features experienced TV actor Josh Moran.

‘One of the most entertaining nights of theatrical entertainment one is ever likely to come across’ ALAN HULME, Manchester Theatre Awards

‘A unique opportunity to see master craftsmen at work’ NATALIE ANGLESEY, Manchester Evening News

‘An evening of funny, gutsy and inventive theatre’ PAUL VALLEY, The Independent

‘A magical combination of short plays that steal your attention and refuse to give it back’ WhatsOnStage

Tues 3rd - Sat 14th November (NOT Sun 8th)  

7pm (doors open 6.40pm)

MATINEE: Sat 14th November 3pm

Press night: Wednesday 4th November

All Tickets:  £7

ADVANCED BOOKING AT - www.wegottickets.com/jbshorts


JB 14 - The Plays


by Andrew Lynch

Directed by David Fleeshman

Featuring Lee Latchford Evans, Emily Fleeshman and Alexandra Jay Jones

Two women meet in a toilet, and through confrontation, find something in common that changes their lives.

Sugared Armour

by Anita Pandolfo

Directed by Paul Blinkhorn

Featuring Jo Dakin, Derek Hicks and Victoria Scowcroft

Three estranged siblings come together in the relatives room of a High Dependency Unit.... will they survive the night?


by Peter Kerry

Directed by Caroline Clegg

Featuring Shila Iqbal and Kerry Willison-Parry

Two points in history. Young women running away from comfortable homes to join wars. They think they're fighting for just causes. Their families have other ideas.

Equal Shares

by Dave Simpson

Directed by Alyx Tole

Featuring Eve Burley, Rachel Logan and Marlon Solomon

Claire is head-hunted by CEO Joanne….but things are not as they seem and they are both in for shocks.

All Items of Value Have Been Removed

by Perrie Balthazar

Directed by Lucia Cox

Featuring Alastair Gillies, Gracie Kelly, Darren John Langford, Edwina Lea and Rachel Priest

The world’s sold out to a huge private company. All except England. The only hope of saving this drowning nation is to be bought out. But what's left to sell?

The Outing

by Lindsay Williams

Directed by Miranda Parker

Featuring Josh Moran, Julie Root and Jeni Howarth Williams

Nellie meets fellow retiree Frank on a trip to the seaside. Is this her last chance of happiness, or will the ghosts of the past continue to haunt her?

Between them, the writers, actors and directors of JB Shorts 14 have worked on numerous TV, Radio and Stage productions, winning much acclaim and many awards. Reallife Theatre Company promises another unique and highly entertaining evening of live theatre. All for just £7.

Written, in part, by Janet Walker based on research by Andrea Lynch.

Images courtesy of an used with permission of Reallife Theatre Company.


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