Maisie Says She Loves Me
Written by Jimmy Osborne Directed by Simon Evans Performed by David Aula
18 January 2013, 8pm
19 January 2013, 7pm
Admission – Free
"Maisie says she loves Sheldon, but he’s not sure. Sheldon worries. About lots of things. About Maisie. About his family. About himself."
A monologue about love and inheritance.
Developed in association with Newvolutions at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
Running time - 20 minutes
by Jimmy Osborne
5 - 30 June 2012
"Sometimes I dont even remember being there. Wake up at the end of my shift. Only part of my brain working is the bit connected to the knife."
Vincent works in a meat processing factory. When the local lads erupt, things get out of hand and Vincent becomes a vigilante. As the violence from his workplace blazes through the streets, Vincent has to choose to fight for his town or for the woman who was once the love of his life.
"Multi-layered, provocative...David Aula’s production is well executed."
"..has the power to smack you in the face."
A Younger Theatre
"Meat asks questions, tackles issues in today's society and entertains in a way that stays with you after you have left the theatre."
"[Osborne] has pertinent - and sometimes funny - things to say."
by John Osborne
4 - 28 November 2010
59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022, USA
FallOut Theatre presents the World Premiere of John Osborne and Anthony Creighton's lost play, Personal Enemy. A vivid depiction of the political and sexual paranoia that gripped America in the 1950s, the play explores a time when the public enemy suddenly became a lot more personal.
Personal Enemy tells the story of the Constant family during the uncertainties of the Cold War and the witch-hunts of McCarthyism. Mrs Constant, a mother and pillar of the community, finds that even in the leafy suburbs of Langley Springs politics is never far away as her loyalty to her sons is tested by her allegiance to God and Country. This is a story of a family torn apart by a country's fear of itself.
Lost after a heavily censored performance in 1955, and only rediscovered last year, Personal Enemy has never before been performed in its entirety. Written several years before Look Back in Anger, Personal Enemy is a sharp interrogation of small-town thinking and the tyranny of familial love from the original angry young man. FallOut Theatre is proud to be bringing to life a work so significant to the Osborne story and an important chapter in post-war theatre.
★ ★ ★ ★
"a gripping piece"
"an extraordinary play"
"one hears the unmistakably excoriating voice of the later Osborne"
"David Aula's excellent production"
"this is a sensational revival that deserves wider exposure"
Michael Billington in the Guardian. Read the review in full.
Originally performed at the White Bear Theatre, London, June-July 2010