A rehearsed reading of SAVING THE MAN, a new piece of work by young playwright Henry Devas.
Henry is the author of WE’RE STAYING RIGHT HERE which premièred at the Park Theatre in February 19 to plaudits from audiences and critics alike. The play was particularly appreciated for the deft and absurdist expression of its themes of mental illness and its ‘razor-sharp dialogue’.
SAVING THE MAN is a superb, new example of Henry’s trademark dark humour which is employed to great effect as he weaves a tragic and compelling tale that culminates in a deeply moving end.
The reading is to be directed by Bethany Pitts whose recent work has brought her to prominence in the field of great new writing for the contemporary theatre.
We’re Staying Right Here Reviews
'The razor-sharp dialogue and fantastic performances keep this morbidly dark yet utterly hilarious piece going' - The Upcoming
★★★★★ The Upcoming
★★★★★ Ham & High
★★★★ Theatre Weekly
★★★★ The Spy In The Stalls
Henry trained at Rose Buford as an actor and has worked professionally for the last ten years on productions including THE MOUSETRAP (West End), THE WINTERLING (Theatre by the Lake) and a multitude of plays for BBC Radio.
Henry’s debut play WE’RE STAYING RIGHT HERE a jet-black comedy exploring the experience of depression and male suicide, premiered at The Park Theatre in March 2019 and received excellent reviews.
Bethany Pitts is a theatre director specialising in new work, both scripted and devised. She was Assistant Director at Theatre Royal Plymouth from 2012–2013, working under Artistic Director Simon Stokes, and prior to that worked as Resident Assistant Director at Theatre 503.
Last autumn she directed the triple Offie nominated European premiere of Halley Feiffer’s
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT at the Finborough Theatre.