Nottingham based playwright Simon Carter is currently receiving fab reviews for his comedy Phys Ed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The play, a one man show about a rugby-obsessed PE teacher feeling overshadowed by his England Rugby International brother, has been described as “well-crafted, compelling and magnificently delivered” by Edinburgh Three Weeks.
But worry not if you can’t make it to the Fringe this year (like me *sobs*) because the production will be going on tour once the festival is finished. Keep an eye on Simon Carter’s website; he’ll be adding tour dates as they’re confirmed. So far it’s confirmed for four dates throughout September and October – watch this space!
Simon Carter is a playwright, comedy sketch writer and former stand-up comedian. His latest play, Blink, is due to debut at Nottingham Arts Theatre in November. It centres round a man suffering from locked-in syndrome following an accident, who has lost his only means of communicating with others – blinking one of his eyes.
Nottingham Arts Theatre is holding auditions for the play on Sunday 4th September at 2pm. There are 4 parts up for grabs: 3 men and a woman. You can download the audition notice and scenes here (PDF format). I’ve been looking to get involved in the theatre again since I moved over here, so I’ll most likely be going along. Might see you there!
You can follow Nick Osmond, who is starring in Phys Ed on Twitter at @Phys_Ed2, where he’s Tweeting about his Edinburgh experiences. Simon Carter is also on Twitter as @carterbloke – though he hasn’t Tweeted much yet!!