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Player Playwrights launches showcase on YouTube 

At Player Playwrights, we used the lockdown to hone our Members' skills in writing and performing monologues, which could be conveniently worked on in Zoom sessions.

We have selected six of the best scripts to launch our own YouTube channel as a permanent and ever changing showcase for our  Members work. 


The six pieces, all written and performed by Player Playwright Members, are now available on our Youtube channel.

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            The works:

Click on the images to go direct to each monologue


Gemma Mills McGrath's short monologue, Me and Mrs Cosgrove, was one of the winners at a recent Player Playwrights Member events.

PP stalwart Phil Philmar puts in a  powerful performance for the piece. click on the image to watch.


BERK ON THE SEA, written and performed by actress and writer Lynne O'Sullivan. It is an extract from her book Gloria in Extremis due to be published later this year.  Lynne is due to reprise her role as Violet Attlee in A Modest Little Man by Francis Beckett, Upstairs at the Gatehouse in September. She writes and performs with Player Playwrights.


RED, written by Joanne Bhouri, performed by Fiona McKinnon. Joanne writes for stage, T.V. and radio. She received an M.A. in Dramatic Writing from University of Arts London.. Her play Spider received a performed reading at the Drayton Arms theatre. She won the inaugural ScriptSlam at Cast, Doncaster, for Dolly Moxon’s Welcome Café. Fiona is an actress, broadcaster and (occasional) poet. Her acting roles have included Viola in Twelfth Night, a Helicopter Radio Presenter in Get Santa, and the female lead in feature The Northern Paradigm (Amazon Prime). 


THE MAN AT THE GATE, written by Francis Beckett, performed by Philip Philmar. Francis is an author, journalist, playwright, and contemporary historian. His 19 books include biographies of four Prime Ministers. His first play, The Sons of Catholic Gentlemen, was broadcast by LBC. His most recent play A Modest Little Man, returns to Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate Village on August 31, 2021. Philip is represented by Roger Carey Associates. He is a performance poet and writer, and his book of short comedy plays Warm and Wet and Other Short but Occasionally Moist Plays was published in 2020.


THE LUCKY ESCAPE, written by Eamann Breen, performed by Lou Kendon-Ross.  Eamann is an Irish born London based playwright. The Hostages, The Wasps and Hampers have all had readings at Player-Playwrights. His monologue play Shin-Aid was a 2019 Druid Theatre Debut at Galway International Arts Festival. A short story When He Told Her has just been published by Liberties Press Dublin in an anthology Brevity is the Soul. Lou trained at ArtsEd. Previous work has been for BBC Radio 4, Lyric Hammersmith and a four star show at Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. She is also a director and facilitator and is represented by TCG Artist Management.


CHRISTMAS – BELFAST 1960, written by Eamon McDonnell, performed by Philip Philmar. Philip Philmar is represented by Roger Carey Associates. He is also a performance poet and writer, and his book of short comedy plays Warm and Wet and Other Short but Occasionally Moist Plays was published in 2020.


FUNBEE TRAVEL is written and performed by Karen Bartholomew, a published playwright/actress and founder of Motormouse Productions. Her plays tackle challenging subjects blended with humour. God’s Waiting Room – 'an end of life comedy', played at the Camden Fringe, Festival47, UK tour and received two commissions with NHS Medway.  Giving Up Marty was hosted by Paines Plough in R&D, and was nominated for the People's Choice Award. Currently, she is creating content for Motormouse Comedy, which recently featured on BBCUpload.  

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