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 staged Blueberry Toast, by rising star playwright and screenwriter, Mary Laws, (writer, Seth Rogen’s series, Preacher), for the first time in The UK. Blueberry Toast starred Gala Gordon (Three Sisters – Young Vic, The Blinding Light – Jermyn Street, Endeavour – ITV, Kids in Love, 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).
Blueberry Toast was performed in Soho Theatre’s main space and was directed by Soho Theatre’s Artistic Director, Steve Marmion.