Fifth season marks the fifth year that Clock Tower has been producing work. Since 2013 we've produced over twenty plays including runs at the Cardiff and Edinburgh Fringes. However this is the first time we've produced a full season and we're really proud to be making it happen with these three excellent pieces of new writing from Cardiff.

A Recipe for Sloe Gin by Allan Neve

Lucy returns from university to the sleepy village of her childhood only to begin drowning in the isolation of her circumstances. Susan fresh from falling in love starts to address the realities of her relationship. And Charlie, craving the simplicity of his younger life, slowly accepts the challenges life begins to cast his way.

About Allan Neve
A Cardiff-based Cornish writer and director, and co-founder of Wild Oak theatre company, Allan's previous work includes 'Wunderkammer', 'Bradley Hollingsworth' and 'Val the Valkyrie'. Allan has worked with companies including The Other Room, ScriptDawg, Split Milk & Little Bird.

Don't Send Flowers by Emily Garside

Talking about it only makes things worse. And talking about anything else sometimes makes things better. Finding herself sent to therapy to talk about the one thing she’d rather not talk about was Grace’s worst nightmare. Instead she finds two people who also don’t want to talk about it.

About Emily Garside
Having trained in Montreal and later RADA, Emily abandoned theatre and writing to become an academic. On returning to playwriting after completing her PhD, she was a part of The Other Room’s Young Artists Festival in 2016. Following this her short play 'Always Tuesday' was performed at the Southwark Playhouse (2017). She was part of Dirty Protest's 'Election Night Special' in 2017 and was part of Chippy Lane's 2017 scratch night with 'Party Like it's 1985'. She is currently working on a commissioned piece drawing on her academic research into HIV/AIDS and performance. In her professional life she now bridges the creative and academic with her work as a dramaturg and theatre researcher.

Shed Man by Kevin Jones

On a boiling bank holiday, Brian decides to build a shed in his back garden. Unfortunately, his wife Emma, his boss Mr Tatum and his mother Pat, all have different plans for him. In this dark and surreal study of human resistance, nothing will stop Brian on his mission, even if his life falls apart.

About Kevin Jones
Kevin's one-woman show 'Izzy's Manifestos' was performed throughout Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. An extract from another solo piece, 'Cardiff Boy' was selected as overall winner at Chippy Lane's Chippy and Scratch night 2017. Other recent pieces include 'Captain' (Dirty Protest) and 'The Rapidee Rap Show' (Spilt Milk). A shorter version of 'Shed Man' appeared at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town, London during the Camden Fringe Festival 2016.

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