Playwright Andrew Sharpe on his new play, The Spiral Path
For our latest podcast interview, we caught up with Andrew Sharpe, whose latest play, The Spiral Path, is days away from opening at The White Bear Theatre. But this won’t be its stage debut, that was at The Maltings Theatre earlier this year when it was well received. Enough so that it was picked up to come to one of London’s great Fringe Theatre venues.
As well as telling us about the play, Andrew discusses the writing process, which for The Spiral Path, was evolving it from two short playlets into a full length play. He also tells us about being a more mature entrant into writing, having previously been a lawyer, and how joyful it is to see your play on the stage, having handed the script to a director and then being very hands-off.
The Spiral Path
Five characters, bereaved, betrayed, and befuddled by random acts of cruelty. Five interwoven tragedies cut together, a deeply personal examination of life, love and loss.
Off the back of a very well received run at The Maltings Theatre, St Albans; KatAlyst & Mad Stallion Productions are delighted to bring this thought-provoking piece of new writing to a London audience at The White Bear Theatre.
Inspired by the tragic number of cyclists killed in London every year, The Spiral Path weaves a suite of hilariously dysfunctional narratives, a family in chaos, a best friend betrayed, against a backdrop of deep and lasting grief of a bereavement, and the brutal repression of sexual identity.
The Spiral Path comes to The White Bear Theatre between 22 and 26 March. Further information and bookings via the below link.