The Writers' Room
A one-act play by Michael Shannon
Directed by Richard Lavery
First performed at Pop-Up Pick 'n' Mix in Belfast, The Writers' Room toured from Belfast to London in 2011, the first of Accidental's shows to tour outside of Northern Ireland.
Once a week, four very different writers meet up to rip apart each others work. Kirk can't quit setting his stories in space. Sweet M.T.'s one-woman show is missing a good monologue. Ryan hasn't the guts to confront life on or off the page. And Beth is desperately searching for an ending.
Today when they arrive for their meeting a script is sitting on the table waiting for them. It's called 'The Writers' Room'. It's about four writers, has a dead body and not many pages left.
This unusual play bristles with one-liners and snarky put-downs, keeping tension and momentum throughout as it plays with the conventions of crime fiction.
Photography by Richard Lavery
Aisling Groves-McKeown MARY-TERESE
Dan Leith RYAN
Katy Charlotte Campalani BETH
Matt Faris KIRK
Lighting Designer Jacqueline O’Hagan
Sound Designer Martin Byrne
Belfast Stage Manager Ciara McCafferty
London Stage Manager Georgia Pavelkova