Singular Voices: On Stage – February 2024

Sat 17 February 2024 at The Sydenham Centre
Show(s) at 7.30pm
Show lasts approximately 2 hours incl interval, suitable for adults only.

Tickets: Standard price £15, Pay a little more £20, Pay little less £10

Spontaneous Productions, in association with KIRKDALE BOOKSHOP, presented:

About the Show

An evening of original comic and dramatic monologues.

Back in the dark days of early 2021 – at the height of the second pandemic lockdown – we produced SINGULAR VOICES – a series of monologues, recorded on video, and released online on a ‘pay what you can basis’. We were thrilled with the results and audience response, so are delighted to repeat its success with a one-off staging of brand new monologues SINGULAR VOICES: ON STAGE this February.

Photos from previous scratch nights by Mark Drinkwater

Written by members of our ScriptHub writing workshop and featuring many familiar faces, expect a wide range of styles and stories – from the macabrely comic to the downright surreal. Like Alan Bennett’s classic Talking Heads, we’ll take you into the minds of individuals with a wealth of experience to share.

Please note that our regular ‘scratch nights’ can be hugely popular so advance booking is highly recommended. Arrive early to get the best seats and don’t miss the opportunity to buy a drink at Ignition Brewery’s downstairs bar. See you there!

Part 1 of Singular Voices recorded by webcam during Lockdown. New situations inspire new creativity! Find the full playlist here.

The Monologues

  • For Appearance’s Sake by DARREN BIRD
  • Double or Quits by JULIET CHALK
  • A (Very) Brief Encounter by DAN HARWOOD
  • The Gymvisible Woman by REBECCA HOLLOWAY
  • The Mother Country by JULIE PEAKMAN
  • First Person Shooter by ANDREW PLATMAN
  • The Woman in Blue by IDA TIDY
  • The Gregorian Way by JANE WALKER

The Cast

The Credits

  • Produced and directed by Jonathan Kaufman
  • Script consultant – Lucy Kaufman
  • Costume designer – Jackie Poulett
  • Scenic artist – Annika Francis
  • Graphic design – Jan Warren
  • Bar provided by Ignition Brewery

The Audience Reviews

What audiences have said about our previous shows:

  • “Sydenham’s scratch nights have become an institution…always so much fun, and brilliantly acted and directed.”
  • “Really enjoyed the whole evening. Very entertaining and great writing. Look forward to the next instalment/s!”
  • “Wonderful evening. Will definitely come again. Please do more!”
  • “Congratulations on a great night. I thought it was a really strong crop of plays all really well performed.”
  • “Thanks for another great evening’s entertainment. Great acting and v high production levels, as always”

The Sponsors

Singular Voices: On Stage – February 2024
Bookings for Sat 17 February 2024

In person: Kirkdale Bookshop - 272 Kirkdale, Sydenham SE26 4RS
By phone: (Kirkdale Bookshop) 020 8778 4701
Online (below): booking closes 30 minutes before start time, but tickets may still be available on the door.
More on how to book

Online box office for this show is now closed. There may still be tickets available on the door.