Glass Half Full Theatre are dedicated to telling contemporary stories that are engaging, funny and thought provoking. We aim to make theatre for all, unpretentious, real, hard hitting and FUN! Recent productions include **** ‘Walk of Shame’ The Daily Express', and Multiple **** Show ‘Our Big Love Story’ The Hope Theatre, March 2018
'How To Save a Life' was first written under the 'Catapult Scheme' for emerging artists at new writing Mecca Theatre N16 run by Jamie Eastlake, August 2018. After positive reviews (Review: https://theblogoftheatrethings.com/2018/08/28/review-how-to-save-a-life-at-theatre-n16/) and audience reactions:
Audience Responses from Twitter
Emily Spencer - So impressed with @GHalfFTheatre ‘How To Save a Life’ with stellar performances rom the cast. Both hard-hitting and hilarious. Thank you for this wonderful play @steffieegg12 #Howtosavealife #smearforsmear
Elicia Moon Murphy- #Howtosavealife by @steffiieegg12 was absolutely brilliant tonight. Had me howling with laughter and tears. Such an important message and looking forward to seeing the full version @GHalfFTheatre @Heatherwilkins_- STAR!!!
Holly Ashman- Saw #HowtoSaveaLife this week and it is beautifully funny, touching, relatable, honest and life affirming piece of theatre performed by such a talented cast! Excited for it’s future and where it will go @steffieegg12
Veronica Ellis- #Howtosavealife is a high octane piece of theatre, beautifully performed. I didn’t expect my cheeks to hurt from smiling through a play about Cancer. Keep me posted on future performances and keep up the good work! #Newwriting #Actors #Cancer
Sara Reimers- Blown away by @steffieegg12’s #HowtoSaveaLife for @GHalfFTheatre. Combines perfectly pitched comedy and gut wrenching moments of sadness. Can’t wait to see where it goes next.
We aim to raise awareness and money for Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust #smearforsmear. 1 in 135 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer every year, there is a ongoing need for recognition and health promotion for woman. Research shows we have entered a low for cervical screenings in the UK. Through Melissa's story, which is both tragic and hilarious at times, we hope to shine a light on this serious issue.
Melissa’s loves cake, glitter and she’s got Cervical Cancer.
Join us as she tells the story of the lead up to her death party.
A dark comedy about friendship, love and loss
Spice Girls Routines, Glitter Canons and everything in between
- Writer and Director - Stephanie Silver
Artistic Director of Glass Half Full Theatre & New Writing producer at Actor Awareness
Stephanie Silver is a London based theatremaker. Her writing credits include 'Walk of Shame' co written with Amelia Marshall Lovsey '4-Stars The Daily Express', Dec 2018, Multiple 4-star show 'Our Big Love Story' The Hope Theatre/Courtyard Theatre March/August2018, which was also nominated for BEST OF 2018 at 'International Youth Arts Festival, Rose Theatre, Kingston'. She also won open script submission 2017 for her first play 'C'est La Vie' Australia 2017. In 2019 Stephanie has been accepted onto the New writing showcase' at The Criterion theatre and is working on various other upcoming productions.
'Stephanie is as skilled in comedy as she is in tragedy and can seamlessly flow from one to the other. The audience feedback that we have had from each and every one of her pieces has genuinely been second to none, and I second their praise ardently and happily.' Rebecca Jones, SLAMKingsX
Heather Wilkins is a Mountview Graduate and has worked extensively with Glass Half Full Theatre, she appeared as The Girl in ‘Where Did God Go?’ SlamKingX, Katie ‘Our Big Love Story’ SlamKings/Nozstock Festival & The Interviewer ‘Baby’ Arcola, all Glass Half Full productions. Other credits include 'Dress Down Friday', Southwark Playhouse 'Worsooz' directed by Kevin Russell, Barons Court Theatre and appeared in Sweaty Sketches 'Brittle Britain'. Heather will be appearing as Rachel in 'Consequences' at Barons Court Theatre May/June 2019
John Mark Slade
John Slade trained at LABAN and The Poor School. Previous credits include; Peter Quince, 'Midsummer Night’s Dream,' Ricky Dukes, Greenwich Theatre. Jake, 'Pandora’s Box,' Jonathan Young, national tour. 'Warwick, Edward II,' Ricky Dukes, Greenwich Theatre. 'Talthybius, The Trojan Women,' Pip O’Neill and Luke Ofield, Rialto Theatre. Oliver, 'Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, 'Jess Barton, Stockwell Playhouse. Acahtes, Dido and Aeneas, Keith Homer, national tour. Film includes; Mike, Release, Simon Rickards, Godiva Films. Voiceover includes; Jack Hudson, Swim Wild, TAP, Adam Helal.
Katerina trained at 'The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts' and 'National Youth Theatre'. Previous credits include Betty Boop in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (Secret Cinema), Sophie in a play called Gary (Courtyard Theatre) and most recently Katerina has been performing Stand up Comedy in Funny Gals Friday at the Arts Theatre, West End.
- Where Your Money Goes
We are raising money through various activities to be able to take 'How to Save a Life' to Edinburgh for the full 4 week run!
The Money here is far less than what we need but will go a long LONG way. A few things your money we help us with are:
- Ed Fringe Registration
- Venue Deposit
- Marketing and Promotions
- A roof over our heads (LOL)
Please email us if you want specific breakdowns to Stephanie Silver and Heather Wilkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
Edinburgh is a risk for any theatre company but one we are happy to make with a show we feel so strongly about. At the moment we hope to raise money to secure our venue with a deposit and pay our registration fees. This would enable us to get the ball rolling for 'How To Save a Life's' Journey and beyond......Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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