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Drama Teacher’s play at The Blake Theatre

September 9th, 2015

Waving Goodbye Drama

Andy Shakeshaft- Waving GoodbyeA new play by Andrew Shakeshaft (Drama teacher at Monmouth School) is coming to The Blake Theatre this September.

Earlier this year professional playwright and drama teacher, Andrew Shakeshaft, was commissioned by Tree Shadow Theatre productions, to write a brand new play for the Camden Fringe Festival, and it is now coming to the Blake Theatre, on the 25th September.

Mr Shakeshaft, who has written many different plays for students of Monmouth School and HMSG in the past, including two seperate trips to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with ‘We’re Not In Brixton Anymore’ was delighted to be chosen, from hundreds of national entries, to write Waving Goodbye, a play about family relationships, the humour of them, and their darker moments.

‘I wanted to write something which would take the audience on a journey with the two characters and to show a realistic relationship between two sisters. So it’s neither a comedy or a tragedy, it’s the realistic mixture of both which I think we all experience on a daily basis when dealing with our own families.’

Tickets for the production can be purchased from The Blake Theatre box office and online at:

Tickets for Waving Goodbye from The Blake Theatre

Mr Shakeshaft’s latest project for the school is the Senior Play, which will be casting in the next few weeks from Years V, 6.1 and 6.2 from both HMSG and Monmouth School. This year’s play, which will be performed in the Monmouth School Drama Studio in May 2016, will be called Cassandra Rising and it follows on from the success of previous Senior Plays which he has penned; The Argument (2015), Rain Like Glass(2014) and There were 7 of Us (2015).

**** Remote Goat Review of Waving Goodbye: “This is a production which has much to offer”, “Deeply moving”, “Haunting, disturbing, yet almost comforting in equal measure”, “The humour was deft and life enhancing”.

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