October 05, 2007

Fink On Theatre presents FAIR

Melanie meets Railton upside down on the revolution ride. A spin on the waltzer, some chips and a spliff, and it goes off like fire works…… until she discovers his politics and the relationship implodes, Except this time Melanie can’t just pack her backpack and get away. This time she has to stay and face Railton as they clash over their dads’ plans to mark one year on from the race riots.

Which is more fitting for Britain today – a traditional English fair or a multi-cultural mela? What is turning people to the right? How and why are the BNP managing to recruit? Fair confronts the racism brewing in Britain’s northern towns and beyond.

After this rollercoaster of a play it's not so easy to tell right from left, wrong from right, black from white.

Joy Wilkinson

Joy Wilkinson was born and raised in Burnley, Lancashire. Her first play FAIR opened at the Finborough Theatre in 2005, toured the UK and transferred to Trafalgar Studios in the West End in May 2006. Joy’s other plays include FELT EFFECTS (Theatre 503), THE AQUATIC APE (5065 Lift/Pleasance Courtyard and Workshop Ensemble Theater, New York) and INTERIOR DESIGN FOR THE UNDEAD, for which she won the 2004 International Student Playscript Competition. She also adapted THE AQUATIC APE for BBC Radio 4 in March 2007. For television, Joy has written for Casualty, Doctors, EastEnders and Holby City. Joy is represented by Berlin Associate (mattc@berlinassociates.com).

Fink On Theatre

Fink On Theatre is a Manchester based company formed in February 1999 by up and coming Mancunian writers, directors and actors with the intention to create a platform to show their original work.

Fink On succeeded in bringing new audiences to the theatre by not only using traditional venues such as The Green Room and Contact Theatre but also using live band and night club venues such as The Music Box and The legendary Band on the Wall. The productions incorporated the work of local DJs, musicians and cabaret artists to present a complete and diverse evening’s entertainment.

Members of Fink On have gone on to appear in British cult films including; 24 Hour Party People, Dead Man’s Shoes and television programmes such as The visit, Shameless, Burn It and Ideal- that’s just to name a few. Members have also gone on to write for The BBC, Revolution Films and Red Productions.

The director

Neil Bell was signed up to an acting agency after playing the lead in our production of Crying in the chapel. Since then Neil has gone on to work with some of England finest actors like Brian Blessed, Patrick Stewart and Paddy Considine.

Neil has directed two plays professionally. 36 Hours - A 2hr Biography of poet John Cooper Clarke which was nominated for two Manchester Evening News theatre awards (Best New Play and Best Fringe Production) and played to packed houses for the entirety of it's run; The Shout - an atmospheric three hander based on the short story by Robert Graves which ran for a week to critical acclaim at the Contact theatre Manchester.

The cast

Nick Mason - Railton

Manchester born actor Nick has recently graduated from Drama Center London where he was selected for the Lillian Baylis award. He was presented with the award by Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey. Credits include 24hour party people, Burn It, Doctors and The Shadow in the North.

Claire Disley-Melanie

A graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University, Claire has just finished A Midsummer nights Dream in Heaton Park with Feelgood Theatre. Other Credits include Emmerdale and The Breakfast Club.

Josh Moran- George

Josh is best known for playing Ray Stead the bookie in Emmerdale. Other credits include the naughty Frenchman in Shameless. He has also appeared in Heartbeat and Coronation Street. Most recently Josh worked with Pigeon Theatre Company during Manchester’s International festival. Other theatre credits include work at the Library Theatre, Manchester and Northern Broadsides.

For full information please contact:-

Sophie Partington (assistant producer) 07791943181
Fink On Theatre: 0161 226 0807/ 07792312379
Email: nick@finkon.co.uk

Look up: www.myspace.com/finkon


Tickets: £10/6 cons

Show dates: Tuesday 9th until Saturday 13th 0ctober 2007. Show times: 7:30PM with a matinee at 1:30 on Saturday 13th.

Contact Theatre Box Office 0161 274 0600

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