Monday 29 April: Type on Paper by Adam Highland
Monday 29 April with: Type on Paper by Adam Highland
Type On Paper is a play within a play, performed only in the imagination of its writer (Ben) as he’s writing it. That doesn’t stop its politician protagonist (Miles) constantly breaking character to bicker with his creator about the material.
After Ben has Miles run for party leader, Ben runs into writer’s block. Ben’s answer is to write himself into the action as a character. But this only makes him fall in love with his other character, Sophie, Miles’s long-suffering aide. Soon the play Ben is trying to finish becomes very different to the one he started.
Adam Highland is a lawyer. He started writing with an attempt at a TV political drama a few years ago, which didn't go anywhere but was in many ways the inspiration for this, his first play.