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.
Then in July 2017, Platform Presents produced a play reading by internationally renowned playwright and screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan, (Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea.) This Is Our Youth was read by rising star actors Sebastian de Souza, (Skins, The Borgias, Crossing Lines, Maigret), Morgan Watkins, (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Suffragette, Chicken), and Jessamine-Bliss Bell, (Dragonheart: Battle For the Heartfire, My Best Friend’s Wedding), directed by rising star director, Stella Powell-Jones (recently appointed Associate Director, Jermyn Street Theatre), at The Playground Theatre, London.
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 will star Gala Gordon (Three Sisters – Young Vic, The Blinding Light – Jermyn Street, Endeavour – ITV, Kids in Love, The Crown – Netflix) and be directed by Soho Theatre’s Artistic Director, Steve Marmion. The full cast will be announced shortly. The play will be performed in Soho Theatre’s main space.
Platform Presents’ aim moving forward it to continue with play readings and full productions to platform talent, and alongside this to create a community – a new voice for theatre, actors, writers, directors, producers, talent, rising stars, with a particular interest in female voices.