Friday the 13th – Nightmare before Xmas
This short play was one of four plays written, directed and performed in the 24 hours between 5pm, Friday the 13th December 2019 and 5pm, Saturday the 14th December 2019, based on the front page commentary from Friday morning’s British newspapers: The Results – Liverpool Reacts – 24 Hour Plays.
This play was presented as a radio drama exploring the subtly effective use of media saturation to change the voting choices of two young adults and millions like them across middle England.
This event was conceived as the Liverpool Arts community response to the election results on 12th December 2019.
Audience feedback and review
“Great work – well done.”
“Surprising and insightful portrayal of a difficult situation.”
“The first short play of the evening was ‘Friday the 13th’, which was directed by Mark Smith and written by Marj Morgan. Morgan wrote her piece from a different medium, which worked well. This particular piece was staged as a radio drama featuring Lew Freeburn and Jennifer Vaudrey, as a young couple. Vaudrey was an adamant Tory supporter, who was attempting her best to sway her partner to change his mind and support her party instead. He did seem indecisive initially, which party would be more beneficial for him. His partner subtly explained he would be better voting for the Tories. There were some great sound effects throughout the piece such as mobile phone ringing and other noises too. Morgan did an excellent job balancing both opinions with some valid reasons.”