City Shorts

Chosen from over 40 submissions, City Shorts showcased four writers’ work from across the capital and the South East. It was performed at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in May – June 2013.  This debut production from the company had a wonderful response from the press and  saw multiple full houses!

‘London Grey & Green Theatre Company will go far’ – Female Arts ★★★★

‘London Grey & Green Theatre Company […] must be commended for an evening of challenging and passionate new writing’ – A Younger Theatre

★★★★ The Public Reviews

All four pieces had something different to say about women’s lives in London today.  They were, in order of appearance:

82 to North Finchley by Judy Upton
Directed by Charlie Ely

Dani – Amelia Kirk
Toni – Emma Stirling
Sam – Emma Sylvester

A highly comic and surprising account of a woman’s journey on the No. 82 bus to find her missing girlfriend.
‘The script is clever and speedy’ – Everything Theatre


Dropping Stitches by Ness Lyons
Directed by Tutku Barbaros

Shareena – Alice Fernandez
Liz – Danielle Nott
Richard – Tom Slatter
Denise – Camilla Whitehill

Tensions rise in a South London knitting group; what is perfect parenting?
‘Hilarious, beautifully structured and poignant in its honesty’ – Female Arts


Fit For Work by Susan Harrison
Directed by Charlie Ely

Katie – Holly Ashman
Lex – Natasha Atherton

A witty and touching look at the relationship between two teenage girls, centred around the death of one of their fathers.
‘A poignant, very real and very moving drama’ – The Public Reviews 


Anna by Wendy Thomson
Directed by Tess Shrubsall

Observer – Ian Baksh
Mum – Celia Kelly
Dad – Dave Pitt
Critic – Olivia Thompson

A sharp satire on critical and stereotypical views of women’s writing in theatre. Sex, relationships and babies, or is it..?
‘A sudden concluding twist results in a well-timed, farcical climax.’ – What’s Peen Seen


Production Team

Berengere Ariaudo de Castelli – Producer
Tutku Barbaros – Director
Charlie Ely – Director / Assistant Producer
Patrick Goodden – Sound Designer / Deputy Stage Manager
Izabella Malewska – Assistant Producer
Tess Shrubsall – Director