Meet Me at the Nightingale, (a one act play) by Andrew Sharpe

First performed at The Cockpit Theatre , London April  2018. A Premier of a new one act play by KatAlyst Productions

 Cast

Harry – Paul Manuel
Kirsty – Sarah Leigh

(Cockpit Theatre 2018)

Harry – Paul Manuel
Kirsty – Emma Wright

(Stockwell Playhouse 2019)

Creative Team

Director – Kat Rogers
Sound – Adam Bottomley

Review by Paul Vale at Stockwell Playhouse 2019

 Meet Me At The Nightingale by Andrew Sharpe

This charming short play by Andrew Sharpe echoes an ‘afterlife’ theme that has run throughout this festival. Sharpe’s take on the genre is refreshing in its simplicity and opens with an engaging conversation between an old man and a young woman in a cafe, the celebrated Nightingale Cafe of the title. The woman seems in distress and the man appears to be waiting for his wife. Sharpe’s easy written style creates two well-rounded characters and the warmth of the dialogue helps establish empathy,  no little thanks to strong performances from both Paul Manuel and Emma Watson . The denouement, which establishes on the journey of the soul rather than the end-of-life is as much a surprise as it is up-lifting.

Highly Commended

Author

Andrew Sharpe for Meet Me At The Nightingale

Director

Kat Rogers for Meet Me At The Nightingale

Acting

Paul Manuel for Meet Me At The Nightingale

 

https://markaspen.com/2018/06/22/nightingale-understudies/

Further performances of this play will be at The Maltings Theatre, St Albans,  in Oct 2019 as part of a new writing night, hosted by Ovo,  show casing Andrew Sharpe’s work, and at Watford Fringe 2019. Futher details TBC