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‘Wilson’, a short film I appeared in, is now available for viewing.
Directed by Karin Heslop for Nirak films, it was shot in a day, in one continuous take, and was somewhat challenging, but great fun to do:
Two teachers spend their time in the gallery to vent their anger towards the younger and more popular teacher Wilson.
Director: Karin Heslop Potts
Writer: Terry Roeche
Producer: Keith Potts
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Boades: Ruth James
Cooper: Alex Jones
‘River’s Up’; Play
My play ‘River’s Up’ is to be produced in February 2022 at the prestigious Teatro Vittoria in Rome with an Italian translation, ‘Effeto Serra’ (Greenhouse Effect).
I am proud to see it in Italy again, where it has proved to be very successful in two previous productions there, and of course given the current state of this fragile planet’s eco-system its subject matter I believe is more important than ever. Climate change is something I have been writing about for many years, and I believe ‘River’s Up’ may have been the first stage play to seriously tackle this subject.
Teatro Vittoria Theatre website: www.teatrovittoria.it/spettacoli/listaeventi/274-effetto-serra.html
Alex Jones . . .
Alex Jones is a playwright and actor and has appeared in numerous theatre productions, films and radio plays, most recently performing all five male roles in Cardboard Citizens highly praised production of Cathy, and touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It.
Playwriting credits include the internationally acclaimed play Noise for Soho Theatre Company, also produced in L.A. Chicago, Portugal and Italy and the Market Theatre, Johannesburg. Other work includes Phil & Jill & Jill & Phil for Coventry Belgrade and companies in Chile and Italy, A Miracle In No Man's Land for BBC, Fields Of Gold and River's Up for Alan Ayckbourn's Stephen Joseph Theatre, BBC and Teatro Cometo in Rome, Mr And Mrs Schultz for The Watermill Theatre, Canned Peaches In Syrup for Pasadena Playhouse, L.A. and Teatro Belli, Italy.
Films include: Greasy, 'Faster, Harder, Longer', English Bloody Rose, Whistle! and Rhubarb And Roses (short-listed for a BAFTA nomination).
In between acting and writing jobs, Alex also works as a registered care worker in children’s homes in Hereford and Worcester. Alex’ writing is diverse and sometimes challenging; tackling issues such as homelessness and poverty as well as historical plays and global warming, having written the first play that addressed that subject.
Alex is currently writing a play inspired by Shakespeare, aliens, climate change and plague… it’s a comedy!