Twisted Tales is a hilariously dark triple bill of riotous comedies that reveal the darkness under the domestic, the lengths people will go to for love, and how to wash blood stains out of a carpet. Why have three strangers; a brash Bristolian, a Cockney wide-boy and an introverted blogger been summoned to play a deadly locked-room mystery? Who is the bandaged man, obsessively in love and held captive inside an upmarket flat, counting down the seconds until it’s time for HER to return and the “thing I can’t say” to begin? How will two childrens’ TV presenters dispose of a corpse before time runs out? All they have is their wits, their arts & crafts skills & a foul-mouthed, criminal genius glove puppet. Join us for an anarchic night of Twisted Tales and consider “how far would you go to get what you want?
For their fifth outing ‘Owdyado Theatre brings you three twisted tales from three distinct voices. Inspired by cult series The Twilight Zone and Inside Number Nine this series of dark comedies is co-written by Daniel Richards and Charlotte Bister (A View from the Edge, Above Bored) as well as distinguished Cornish writers Brett Harvey (Brown Willy, Weekend Retreat) and Jon Welch (Spillikin, Swivelhead ).
Get set for an evening of Twisted Tales.
Dan And Charlotte have co-written all of ‘Owdyado Theatre’s shows – About A Bench, Wrongdoings, Above Bored and A View from the Edge. As a team, their forte is “the dark comedy mystery”. Expect elements of cult series The Twilight Zone and Inside Number Nine from Dan and Charlotte’s script. This team have co-written Vindicta Games – the locked room mystery story.
Jon has worked extensively with Pipeline Theatre and Cube Theatre and has had work shortlisted for the Best of Edinburgh Award in 2015 for Spillikin. Jon Welch writes emotionally-driven drama and is well-known in the south-west. His work has been performed in major venues such as Plymouth Theatre Royal & Salisbury Playhouse. Jon has written Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – the story about the mysterious bandaged man…
Brett Harvey is a filmmaker, writer and director based in Cornwall and an Associate Director of o-region production company. His first feature film Weekend Retreat won Best Director at the London Independent Film Festival 2012 and his second feature Brown Willy is currently on general release. Brett is an acclaimed dark comedy writer and has written Bilbo and the Blue Bear – the story with the corpse and the criminal mastermind glove puppet.
Twisted Tales will be touring in October/November 2018 and spring 2019 – we will update our events page closer to the time. In the meantime, we are still fundraising the production costs of this show – can you help us by joining our Friends scheme? There are some fantastic rewards including the chance to name a character after yourself! Go to owdyado.co.uk/friends to find out more.