Shows: Sunday 19th May, 2pm (venue change! now at Theatre in the Mill)
Tickets: £8 Full/£6 Concessions/+ A Limited Number Of Student Tickets At £3
Call 01274 233200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
15 Minutes Live is a very simple concept for a very pleasant afternoon.
Original new radio plays performed live in front of you with a band and foley sounds – just like the old radio shows.
Each play has been inspired by Bradford.
Each play is 15 minutes long and is recorded for a future audience throughout the afternoon.
Writers on 15 Minutes Live in the past have included: Emma Adams, Mark Catley, Lolita Chackrabarti, Aisha Khan, Dominic Lawton, Alice Nutter, Matthew David Scott, Rommi Smith, Ben Tagoe and Boff Whalley.
Hot food and drink will be available between plays.
15 Minutes Live was originally a collaboration with I Love West Leeds Festival.
‘REAL EVENT THEATRE. A PERFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON’ – THE YORKSHIRE POST
'Slung Low are fast becoming a West Yorkshire institution and, having played a small part in their early stages, we are delighted to be working in partnership with them again. This ongoing project captures something of their originality of thinking and generosity of spirit both to artists and to audiences beyond the “theatre”. Those things matter
Iain Bloomfield, Artistic Director – Theatre In The Mill
With writers - Irna Qureshi, John Hunter, Jim Speirs and Stephanie Street
Irna Qureshi is a writer, curator and oral historian specialising in British Asian arts and culture. She is the author of Coming of Age: 21 Years of Mela in the UK (2010) and The Grand Trunk Road: From Delhi to the Khyber Pass (2011). Irna is curator of the Bollywood Icons exhibition at the National Media Museum. She also blogs about the influence of Bollywood films on her British Muslim upbringing in Bradford at www.bollywoodinbritain.wordpress.com. She tweets at @irnaqureshi.
John Hunter is a writer and script editor with a huge interest in cross-platform storytelling. He has previously written for Slung Low's productions of They Only Come at Night: Pandemic, Visions and Beyond The Front Line as well as creating online narratives to accompany the shows. He has a background in drama development working as scriptreader for BBC Drama, ITV Drama and Screen Yorkshire and training with Kay Mellor's Rollem Productions. John is currently the content writer for Team Cooper, a BAFTA-nominated digital amusements agency based in Sheffield.
Jim Speirs has been writing comedy sketches for 4 years now and has also had several comedies performed by The Sitcom Trials in London and Manchester. He is a regular writer for Radio 4 Extra's topical comedy show "Newsjack". His sitcom Spook Squad" can be downloaded from the Wireless Theatre Company website. Jim is delighted to have his first professionally-produced play - "Dating for Godot" - performed by the Slung Low Theatre group.
Stephanie Street is a writer and actress. Her debut play, Sisters, re-opened the Sheffield Crucible Studio in 2010 to critical acclaim. Her second, Seizing Cinderella, was presented at the HighTide Festival in May 2012 and are now in further development for productions. She was recently one of the writers for 20 Tiny Plays About Sheffield at the Crucible. As an actress she’s worked extensively in theatre and TV. Theatre work includes critically acclaimed work for the National Theatre, Out of Joint, The Bush and the Royal Court, and her TV work has involved guest lead and regular parts in numerous series for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. Stephanie is a trustee of Shakespeare North, an Artistic Associate at HighTide Festival and a founder member of the Lamb Players.