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People's Play Award Winner! Not from Concentrate by P.W Sowerby in the Studio Theatre

5th - 10th Jun 2023

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Start Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £16.00 Concessions: £13.50


"Sowerby's writing is tight. His observations of people are both wry and withering ... it is incredibly funny. Dark, for sure, but funny." - Break A Leg 


“Must you insist on being a misanthropic, poncey arse?”

Selected from nearly 200 entries, the winner of this year’s People’s Play Award is a dark comedy with a twist by Doncaster writer P.W Sowerby.

Meet Benjamin, a writer who can’t write. His manager and his PA are desperate to help him. His sister can’t be ignored. His best friend has a favour to ask, and his orange juice is not from concentrate.

Here at the People’s we pride ourselves on bringing great theatre to the community, and this includes celebrating and championing exciting new writing. The People’s Play Award is for playwrights from the North of England who are yet to have a full-length play performed professionally, and many past winners have gone on to successful writing careers!



Benjamin: Ian Willis

Samantha: Emily Jeffrey

Kerry: Abigail Martin

Lucy: Alison Carr

Will: Robbie Close

Megan: Jess Chapman

Gav: Ben Watkins

Annie: Ruth Gibson

Production team:

Director Andrew De’Ath

Assistant Director Katy Thomas

Choreographer Ruth Gibson

Stage Manager Katy Thomas

Set Design Steve Appleby

Set Build Josh Gray Ben Watkins, Robbie Close, Abigail Martin

Set Painting Rosa Cole, Lauren Aspery, Hope McDonald

Lighting Design Andrew Glancey

Sound Kate Scott Izzy Young

Props Cathrine Moore, Charlotte Smith

Wardrobe Dianne Edwards

Rehearsal Prompt Heather Birleson

Understudy Lauren Aspery

Photography Paul Hood

Publicity Alison Carr

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