We are here to connect. We are here to thrive. We are here to create.
Softly, Softly invites you to gently open up to the humour, warmth, and joy of human connection through the theatre.
Join us for an evening of 3 new short plays from 3 writers, presented on a non-competitive platform for writers to explore what is calling them and for our audience to hear new work from a vibrant, actor-driven company.
Sip on a delicious cocktail, sink into the comfy chairs (get in early to snag a spot) snack on a tasty treat from Paperplate, and indulge yourself in a little theatrical moment or three.
APRIL MENU, directed by Ellen O’Connor
Flamenco Vampires & Outlaw Space Cowboys
‘To dance is to hunt, to hunt is to survive, to survive is to dance another day. In space. ‘
A short play by Asha Cornelia Cluer based on the original concept of the one and only Ellen O’Connor.
The Flaming Castanets are the best all -vampire flamenco troupe in a far-flung future where vampires are public enemy number one. Masquerading as humans they dance their way across space.
‘Mils and Shan, best friends and committed tiktok-ers are in a boat. Out at sea. The real sea, because that is where you find actual authenticity for sea shanties. At sea. All at sea.’
The Names Department
‘Because it's the colour of... it's the colour of something. The colour makes me feel angry and sad and wistful all at once. Because it's the colour of… I can't put my finger on it.’
Pastry half, Centra and Bee Hall. How does a paint colour get its name? Ms Luscombe attends a focus group at Dulux paint and, when she makes an emotional connection with a shade of yellow, we all get more than we bargained for.
Venue: The Collection Bar, 328 Bridge Rd, Richmond, 3121