The Pensive Federation have used their tried and tested process to develop new writing in a new way and Square explores four friends, four lives, four secrets and four sides to the story.
Square, starring Anthony Cozens, Jayne Edwards, Hannah McClean and Jared Rogers, is at the Tristan Bates Theatre until Saturday 13 August at 7.30pm, as part of Camden Fringe 2016.
Writer Will Howells has been writing short plays since since 2012 – including three with the Pensive Federation – but Square is his first full length stage play.
His work has included comedy sketches for BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra, articles for the book 1001 TV Series to See Before You Die, regular contributions to Doctor Who Magazine, and several scripts for Big Finish Productions range of audio dramas based on the US soap opera Dark Shadows, for which he has also script edited.
He wrote and performed his one-man stand-up show Will Howells’s Grammar School on the Camden Fringe in 2012 and is a trustee of Geoids Musical Theatre, a London-based charity. By day, he manages the digital team at a sexual health charity based in King’s Cross.
Anthony Cozens trained at the Oxford School of Drama, graduating in 2002. He has appeared in several films, most recently Legend, opposite Tom Hardy. His television work includes The Last Kingdom, Dr Who, Sherlock, Casualty, Holby, Cider With Rosie and Houdini. He most recently played Buster Keaton on stage at The Space.
Jayne Edwards trained at Bretton Hall and has recently become an associate artist of The Pensive Federation. Her work with them includes Significant Other (Oldham Coliseum and Tristan Bates Theatre) and The Collective Project (Etcetera Theatre, Camden) .
Jayne has been working extensively in new writing since graduating, including performing twice at The Miniaturists (Arcola) and at the Camden Fringe in 2014 in Ladylogue (Tristan Bates Theatre). Alongside her work in the theatre, she is a voice over artist (she is the voice of Yakult Light).
Jared Rogers was born in Lincolnshire, living in Holland for a couple of months when he was little. He studied at the university of Huddersfield and Arts Education Schools London and graduated from Arts Educational Schools London. His theatre credits include Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (Arts Theatre/St. James Theatre), Nothing to See Here (Arcola) and was in the film Lost & Found (screened at BAFTA).
Hannah McClean, is soon to appear in new comedy Sick Note on Sky Atlantic alongside Rupert Grint and Nick Frost. She appeared in as part of last year’s Camden Fringe.
Square is directed by Neil J Byden and set design is by Davie Byden-Oakes.
For more details and tickets visit www.camdenfringe.com.
Pensive Federation in rehearsal for Square at Tristan Bates Theatre, Camden Fringe 2016.