Join us online (via the Zoom video conferencing software) for a free live reading of On a Wicklow Hill by Maria McAteer, followed by a Q&A session with the cast and writer. This experimental evening will be an opportunity for you – our audience – to be directly involved in the growth and development of this exciting new play.

Date: Thursday 16 April 2020

Time: 8.15pm (UK time)

Venue: Online, via Zoom (you will not need to download any software to take part)

To reserve your place, simply email us. We’ll send you details of how to join nearer the time.

About the live online reading

Unsurprisingly, perhaps, the Kino-Teatr St Leonards opening of On a Wicklow Hill has been rescheduled for later in the year.

So instead, for now, we’re going digital for the evening to perform a free, live online development reading of the play, with a short reflective Q&A session afterwards:

  • Maria McAteer will be reading from Hastings…
  • Darren Cheek will be reading from Forest Hill…
  • and our stage manager for the night (Willie Elliott) will be suitably self-isolating somewhere equally appropriate too! 

Please note you will not need to download anything to attend, or be technically savvy.

Once you’ve emailed us to RSVP your place, we’ll send you the link to this private live online viewing. You’ll just need to click on the link to be involved.

More readings to follow…

This evening forms part of a programme we’re hoping to grow. We may be socially distancing but theatre can go on. And for us it definitely will go on, with a series of online development readings of new plays.

These will give our audiences the opportunity to take part in discussions between writer, director and cast. They’ll all be free to attend, and will all be followed by a reflective Q&A session afterwards.

To follow On a Wicklow Hill, in May we’ll host an online reading of Tony Earnshaw’s Preparing for Power. In June we’ll present Kelvin Seggr’s Diary of a Madman. More on these later.

Keep safe, keep happy and keep in touch and hopefully see you for our live online reading on Thursday 16 April at 8.15pm (UK time) – after we have all made our noise for the NHS!

We really hope you can join us for this unique event!