No Place Like Hope by Callum McGowan
Fully funded by a kickstarter campaign, the play is in partnership with the inspirational charity Victoria’s Promise, who support young women with cancer.
Written by Callum McGowan, No Place Like Hope was created to pass the Bechdel Test after producer Holly Donovan experienced extreme gender bias in the acting industry. She wrote about the sexism she experienced in a recent blog for The F-Word.
With women taking leading roles on a London stage, McGowan’s play is brought to The Old Red Lion by an all female team behind the scenes and is co-produced by The So and So Arts Club and Pinpoint Create.
About No Place Like Hope
Anna and Becca aren’t where they’re supposed to be. While serving a community punishment order Becca is sent to a hospice to work and meets Anna, a cancer patient. No Place Like Hope shows the beginning of an unlikely friendship, through their conversations, their need for company and for someone to listen. In their honesty towards each other, maybe solace can be found.
BECCA: Holly Donovan
ANNA: Clare Corbett
BRI: Max Calandrew
Producer: Holly Donovan
Director: Carla Kingham
Stage Management: Rachael Murray
Set Design: Emily Britton
Sound Design: Rachael Murray
Props/Textile: Steph Newman
Marketing: Emma Sly
Image Design: Stef Brown
Lighting: Ali Hunter
Tickets are £15 (£12.50 concession)
7th Nov-25th Nov Tues-Sat 7.30pm Sun- 3pm Sat Matinee- 3pm
Press, review and interview enquiries– hollydonovan89@gmai