Contractions – Mike Bartlett

Contractions by Mike BartlettDirected by Chrissie Garrett

The Cast is as follows:

  • The Manager – Nikki Dixon
  • Emma – Almira Brion

This is a dystopian one act play and has a history of being a winner. A powerful, disturbing, chilling drama about work and play in which the audience are invited to a meeting. Come in. Sit down. How are you? Emma’s been seeing Darren. She thinks she’s in love. Her boss thinks she’s in breach of contract.The play shows there is no place for individualism and privacy in a growing corporate world, and that compliance is the only accepted way forward.

This play was our entry to the Lighthorne Festival of One-Act plays and the Oxfordshire Drama Network Festival in Abingdon. The play will also be performed at the BCP Season Preview in September 2019.

Contractions came in first in the festival at Lighthorne Festival of One-act Plays. It was placed second in the Punter’s Prize competition at the Oxfordshire Drama Network Festival at Abingdon.

Winning at Lighthorne makes BCP eligible to enter Contractions into the 2019 British All Winners Drama Festival run by the National Drama Festivals Association. This takes place in the Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking from 14th to 20th July. Contractions will be performed on Thursday 18th July. Tickets are available from the theatre box office.