“de Deney’s latest performance combines poetry and virtuoso storytelling to create a poignant revisiting of the themes of war, love and loss.”
Join us at St Barnabas at 7.30pm on Saturday 30th January to watch ‘Between The Lines’, a passionate one man play about the war to end all wars written and performed by Simon de Deney (50mins).
A keeper of the graves in an old war cemetery is compelled to unravel a 100 year mystery. The play follows an underage soldier’s journey through the First World Way as he struggles to deal with the impact of his choices on the people he loves most and his own sense of betrayal.
Tickets are available to purchase on the door for £10 (concessions available).
Simon de Deney | Playwright
As a writer, Simon has had a number of BBC Radio commissions, such as ‘The Way It Is’ and ‘Future Perfect’. His first play, ‘Initial Conditions’, premiered at the King’s Head in 2007. As a director, Simon has worked as Associated Director on Yukio Ninagawa’s most recent ‘Hamlet’ and has developed and directed many new plays including ‘Broken Voices’, ‘Scotch and Water’, ‘Ponies’ and ‘Late Fragment’. As an actor, theatre includes ‘The Country Wife’ (Mermaid), ‘The Madness of George Dubya’ (Arts, West End), ‘The Prisoner of Windsor’ (Leicester Square Theatre), ‘Christmas Carol’ (Dukes), ‘Spider’s Web’ (Wolsey), ‘Charley’s Aunt’ (Middsboro), ‘Beneath the Waves’ (Eastern Angles), ‘Twelfth Night’ (Canizaro Park), ‘Miss Chester’ (Player’s), ‘Frankenstein’ (Jackson’s Lane), ‘Duchess of Malfi’ (Tristan Bates), ‘Felix’ (King’s Head) and ‘Unmanned’ (Arcola). Television includes ‘House of Elliot’, ‘The Upper Hand’ and ‘Rose Cottage’. Films include ‘Damage’, ‘Shining Through’, ‘Another Country’ and ‘The Selfish Act of Community’.
David Banks | Director
Actor, author and playwright David Banks has directed products in London and on tour and was Associate Director for the London New Play Festival. Performing work includes numerous leading roles for national and regional theatre companies and in the London’s West End. He has had an equally prolific career as a TV actor with, among many other appearances, long-running portrayals in Doctor Who, Brookside and Canary Wharf. His books include Doctor Who – Cybermen (WH Allen) and the best-selling novel Iceberg (Virgin). His play Severance tells the story of the medieval lovers Heloise and Abelard. Five Mary’s Waiting charts the very personal beginnings of the Christian saga, a deadly serious drama for five strong women with some scraps of wisdom and room at the inn for jokes.