Our aim is to create a platform for rising star talent: actors, writers & directors, with a particular interest in female voices.
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Platform Presents was launched in May 2017 by actor Gala Gordon and producer Isabella Macpherson to give a platform to rising star talent: actors, writers and directors, with a particular interest in female voices. The non-profit company, have collaborated in 2017 with rising star and established talent, through play readings.
In May 2018 PLATFORM PRESENTS & SOHO THEATRE will stage Blueberry Toast, by rising star playwright and screenwriter, Mary Laws, (currently writing on Seth Rogen’s series Preacher), for the first time in The UK.
Blueberry Toast is directed by Soho Theatre’s Artistic Director Steve Marmion (Only the Brave, The One and Roller Diner) and stars Gala Gordon (Three Sisters, Young Vic, The Blinding Light, Jermyn Street Theatre and The Crown, Netflix); Gareth David-Lloyd (Three Women and a Piano Tuner, Hampstead Theatre, Oscar and Jim, HighTide and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Theatr Clwyd, as well as Torchwood, Holby City and Waterloo Road, BBC); Matt Barkley (Gangsta Granny, Birmingham Stage Company, Busters, Romeo & Juliet and The Crucible, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts) and Adrianna Bertola (Matilda, Royal Shakespeare Company and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Twilight Zone, Almeida Theatre, Call the Midwife and Casualty, BBC and the film Nativity 2 – Danger in the Manger).
The play will be performed in Soho Theatre’s main space.
Gala and Isabella are a unique team, combining a rising star actor with experience of the challenges which actors, writers and directors face in the theatre, TV and film industries, plus a producer with years of experience in creating a range of productions for diverse audiences.
In May 2017 Platform Presents undertook a play reading, for the first time in the UK, of Building The Wall, by America’s most acclaimed political playwright, Robert Schenkkan, (Pulitzer and Tony winner All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge – Academy Award nomination). Read by Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat, The Maids, Splendour), and Jason Watkins (W1A, Taboo, In The Line of Duty), and directed by rising star director, Jesse Jones, one of The Old Vic 12 alumni at The Bush Theatre, London…read more.