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                     Sexy play set to delight, shock and surprise!

Play: „Modern Dance for Beginners‟
Author: Sarah Phelps
Producing Company: in a space Theatre Company
Venue: The Marlborough Theatre, Princes St, Brighton
Dates: 14 – 17 April 2004
Times: 8pm
Tickets: £8 and £6 (concessions)
Book tickets online at or telephone 01273 329433

Brighton based Theatre Company in a space who brought you „Janis‟ are set to shock and surprise
with their latest production ‘Modern Dance for Beginners’ by Sarah Phelps. The Eastenders‟
scriptwriter responsible for Dirty Den‟s reappearance penned „Modern Dance for Beginners‟ which
premiered in 2002 at Soho Theatre to critical acclaim. Now in a space have secured the rights to
bring this play to „The Marlborough Theatre‟ from 14 – 17 April at 8pm.

Owen consummates his marriage but not with the bride. Julia‟s handyman won‟t do the job he‟s paid
for. Russell might be the grand master of the squalid meaningless one night stand, but all he wants
to do is hold hands on the London Eye. And Frances…Frances is not looking for commitment. Not
now, not ever. A series of encounters linked by a liason in a hotel bedroom, „Modern Dance for
Beginners‟ is a cruelly comic play about love and sex.

Director Lisa Perry (ex posh frocks theatre company) has been invited by the company to direct this
daring production. “I am thrilled to be working with in a space and really excited about the play. It‟s a
really strong piece of writing, very funny as well as being really tragic. The dialogue is sharp and
sexy and the relationships are well drawn. The audience will definitely have lots to think about after
the show”.

Among the professional cast of local actors is Jamie Martin who trained at Central School of Speech
and Drama and has since been busy carving a diverse screen career. Most recently Jamie has
worked on television drama „Spooks‟. “This is a welcome return to the theatre for me as most of my
work in the last couple of years has been on television. I am really pleased to be working on „Modern
Dance‟ – there‟s so much humour and tension in this play, and the audience response is instant in
theatre. I‟m looking forward to the production very much.”

Playing opposite Jamie is in a space founder Nicola Haydn who has been busy writing and producing
one woman shows since 1997. On describing the leap from „Janis‟ to „Modern Dance for Beginners‟
she explained, “The tour and London run of „Janis‟ attracted such a range of people, some of whom
had never been to see a play before, which was so fantastic that I became committed to working on
other material that would attract non traditional theatre goers. I was so inspired when I read „Modern
Dance for Beginners‟ and knew that I wanted to produce it. The script is just what I was looking for
and is really accessible to an audience who perhaps don‟t attend theatre on a regular basis. The
venue is really well suited to this production too – intimate and friendly.”

This play contains language and material of an adult nature. It is not suitable for under 16 years olds.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

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