Ewan and Tim are stuck. After a much regretted, spur-of-the-moment invitation leads them to a hike of the Wiltshire hills, with the dark coming on they’re beginning to realise just how little they have in common. A play about standing stones, the solar system, and putting one foot in front of the other. Friendship is written by Kit Brookman and directed by George Nichols, for VAULT Festival 2022.
VAULT FESTIVAL 2022 CANCELLED
Unfortunately, this year's festival was cancelled due to covid concerns. This means that Friendship did not take place. This has obviously been very frustrating for us, but we fully support the festival's decision, and applaud them for putting their audiences and artists first.
We are still intending for the show to happen in some form, but are taking our time to do this in the best possible way. With this in mind, the money already raised will go a huge way to securing a future for the show and making a production viable. Of course, we understand if the change in circumstances means you no longer wish to donate. We'll be getting in touch with all pledgers regarding this imminently.
Thank you for your continued support.
Ewan and Tim are stuck. For Ewan, caught in the wake of a terrible loss, the future seems like a blank, while for Tim, about to not-exactly-welcome his first child, it seems like a terrifying map where every path he takes ends up in disaster.
They’re also stuck with each other. After a much regretted, spur-of-the-moment invitation leads them to a hike of the Wiltshire hills, with the weather turning bad and dark coming on they’re beginning to realise just how little they have in common.
And they aren’t the only things walking the hills this night. Something else is out there, something strange and ancient, and Ewan and Tim will need more than luck if they’re going to make it home…
A play about standing stones, the solar system, and putting one foot in front of the other.
WHY WE'RE CROWDFUNDING
The money were raising will go to a number of things, including:
- Rehearsal space
- Paying our cast and team
- Insurance (boring, but necessary!)
- Budget for set and costume
It is our dream to be able to pay everyone fairly, and to be get the space and time we need to make this show the best that it can be.
WHO ARE WE
Kit Brookman - Playwright
KIT BROOKMAN is a London-based Australian playwright. His plays have been staged in Australia, the UK, Germany and the US.
He has been a resident writer at Belvoir Street Theatre and Griffin Theatre Company. His work has won the Ensemble Theatre New Writing Commission, the Rodney Seaborn Award, and the Philip Parsons Young Playwright’s Fellowship, been shortlisted for the Griffin Award (twice) and the Patrick White Playwright’s Award, and longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize. As a screenwriter, he was recently named as a finalist in the prestigious C21 Drama Series Award. His plays are published by Currency Press.
His most recent play THE STONES premiered at the King’s Head Theatre in 2019.
Other plays includes WHALESONG (a commission for East 15 School of Acting), THE GREAT FIRE, SMALL AND TIRED, and NORA (all Belvoir St Theatre), A RABBIT FOR KIM JONG-IL (Griffin Theatre Company), THE PLANT (Ensemble Theatre), and NIGHT MAYBE (Theatreworks).
George Nichols - Director
GEORGE NICHOLS is currently directing the ACE-funded project Coven, with English Heritage and The University of Bristol. His past directing credits include: Peter Nichols, A Celebration (featuring Roger Allam and Nigel Lindsay) at Trafalgar Studios, Love is Love and Powerful & Dangerous with the Fourth Choir (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Heaven Nightclub), Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons (Citizens Theatre), Reindeer (Park, Script Accelerator) and Oddity (Edinburgh Fringe Festival/ Chapter Arts Centre). Credits as assistant director include: Edward II and After Edward (Shakespeare’s Globe), Long Day’s Journey into Night, Trainspotting (Citizens); Faithful Ruslan: The Story of a Guard Dog (Citizens/Belgrade, Coventry); One More Sleep ‘til Christmas (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Eventide (Arcola/Up in Arms). In 2016, he was one of the co-founders of the Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival. He recently graduated from Birkbeck’s MfA in Theatre Directing and studied Drama at the University of Bristol.
CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
WHERE AND WHEN
Friendship will be performed at VAULT Festival 2022 at The Forge. VAULT Festival takes place in Leake Street Arches below Waterloo Station in London.
Friendship runs from 25th - 29th of January, at 6:30pm weekdays and 6:15pm on weekends.
Tickets for Friendship can be bought here:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
We're very excited to be bringing Friendship, by Kit Brookman, to VAULT Festival 2022. We'll be posting updates about the show and its progress as we get nearer to the festival.