Metal Rabbit Productions in association with Theatre503 presents
After the death of her sister is left unresolved, Esther is broken and alone. Searching for closure, she is increasingly drawn to the disturbing world of Keith. As their relationship progresses the two spin webs of trickery and deceit – but who is the spider, and who is the fly? Can either of them escape their shared past? And will they emerge unscathed?
Spiderfly is a taut, thrilling debut play. It was long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize and has had the support of Old Vic New Voices. It is directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward (The Sweet Science of Bruising, Groan Ups) and presented by Metal Rabbit Productions (Radiant Vermin, Cargo, We’re Staying RightHere, Lardo).
John studied drama at the University of Wales and acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His acting career started with Young People’s Theatre, working on new plays and devised pieces, which then toured. As an actor he has worked at the Royal National Theatre and in regional theatres around the UK. Television credits include EastEnders, Doctor Foster, A Touch of Frost and Coronation Street.
His short plays have been staged at Theatre503 as part of their Rapid Write Response nights and REAP, his first full-length play, was long-listed for the Bruntwood and Papatango Prizes, short-listed for BBC Writersroom and selected for the Arcola Theatre’s PlayWROUGHT festival. Spiderfly was long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize, selected for the Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator Scheme and has had the support of Old Vic New Voices.
John recently spent two months as Guest Artist at the University of South Florida, where his commissioned adaptation of Jane Austin’s ‘Emma' was performed by students as part of their BRIT Program.
Spiderfly was originally developed with support from the Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator.
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