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SHPETER Productions and Theatre503 present

Framed

Written by Tom Murray
Directed by Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller
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“This programme is sponsored by: Frames. Find a frame that’s right for you. Simply dial: 0789-“

A portrait. A disgraced Reality TV producer, waiting for a call. A room full of frames. But the frames don’t fit. The doctor says it’s all in his head – but it’s not, it’s here. He can’t sleep, he’s taken to pills, the phone should ring any second now.

Join him as he narrates his fall from grace and plots a path to redemption.

FRAMED is about a disgraced reality TV producer who plots a path to redemption. In a funny, dark and harrowing exploration of exploitation, populism, cancel culture and complicity, the producer becomes the product: the ringmaster becomes the freak, the judge becomes the judged.

At the end we must ask ourselves: who is the spotlight really on?

Running time: 45 mins, no interval

Age guidance: 15+

Content information: This show contains themes that some audience members may find distressing. If this sounds like it could apply to you, you can view content information here.

 

Jenny Shpeter is a content producer of Russian origin, who creates captivating and dynamic stories, bringing them from concept to screen and stage. Her company, SHPETER Productions, aims to tell impactful narratives featuring marginalised characters where audiences watching experience a change in perspective – even if only temporary – by considering aspects of life from a different point of view.

Jenny founded the company following her achieving a BA in Economics from Durham University and an MA in Creative Producing from Mountview. She has produced several theatre productions, ranging from fringe shows to a national Shakespeare tour. Her latest work includes producing Mountview’s IGNITE Festival, where ‘FRAMED’ had its debut.

Jenny has likewise produced a variety of short films and has worked on commercials and feature film sets. Her latest productions, ‘A Night And Some Change’ directed by Eke Chukwu, and ‘Gently Rise’ directed by Mina Anwar, recently premiered at Peckhamplex Cinema. She is currently working as Production Coordinator for DMS Media.

For more information, please visit: https://jennyshpeter.wixsite.com/mysite

 

Tom Murray

Tom Murray is a playwright from Linton, Cambridgeshire. He graduated Durham University in 2021 with a degree in History. Whilst at University, he wrote and directed the plays 'Bank', 'Agency' and 'Icons' (all with Suffragette Theatre Company), winning multiple Durham Student Theatre awards – including Best Writing and Best-Individual Off Stage.

He has recently completed his MA in Dramaturgy and Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London. His Final Project extract ‘North Star’ was performed at the Soho Theatre on June 15th.

His interests include Absurdism and the ways in which the past speaks to the present (and vice versa!). Tom strives for theatre that is thought-provoking and unsettling, that straddles the line between the comic and the tragic

Dates

Artistic Team
Writer
Tom Murray
Director
Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller
Producer
Jenny Shpeter
Sound Designer
Dragos Farcas
Cast
Andrew (The Producer)
Bertie Taylor-Smith

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