How To Start A Knife Gang – Rehearsed Reading (4F, 4M)

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Production title
How To Start A Knife Gang – Rehearsed Reading (4F, 4M)

Production type

Production location

Pay details
Voluntary (expenses covered)

Further pay details (if provided)

Dates of production
Late sept (tbc)

Synopsis of production

How to Start a Knife Gang combines the high intensely interspersed multilayered verbal dialogue
of  The Last Lunch, (Best New Play, New Writing South 2012), the pacey energy reminiscent of Trainspotting and The Prodigy, and the issues surrounding diverse communities as they battle with expectations, ambition, poverty, identity, issues of masculinity, and self betterment.

Players will be credited



FLINT: 18 yr old boy. Mixed race. Dealer.
BOOK: 18 yr old school-girl. Black. Conscientious at school.
SHANIA: 18 yr old girl. Black. Friend to Book, Bragg’s “girlfriend.”
CAROL: Woman, mid 30’s. Black. Partner to Danny. Youth worker.
DANNY: Man, mid 30’s. White. Father to Flint. Reformed-dealer
BRAGGBOY: 18 yr old boy. Dealer.
CHANTAL: Woman, mid 30’s. Black. Weary single mother of Flint.
ANGEL: Man in his mid 30’s. White. Gang lord. Well-spoken, punk.

Audition date(s)
tba – on application.

How to apply

Contact Jonathan Brown on

Application deadline
30 August 2019


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