One Cold Dark Night

by Nancy Harris
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“We’ve already established that the street was empty when I turned around. But just because no one was there does not mean that no one was there. I just couldn’t see them. Like so much else in life.”

One cold, dark night, a woman is followed to the doorstep of her Victorian terrace in Shepherd’s Bush. With only a lonely glass of red to greet her, she wills the eyes that watch her to see into her shimmering past.

Our narrator is a former dancer, a rags-to-riches girl who married Harry, a charismatic film producer. Amongst memories of lost friends, dark London clubs, and a perfect front door, a stranger arrives with an alternative story to disrupt what’s gone before.

Location: The Defector’s Weld

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Kate Maravan
Kate Maravan plays Woman in One Cold Dark Night Kate is an actress, writer and teacher. Theatre includes Opening Skinners Box (Improbable) Four Minutes, Twelve Seconds (Trafalgar Studios and Hampstead Theatre), Enduring Song (Southwark Playhouse), Angel Filth, Passion and A Doll's House (Tristan Bates Theatre), Hay Fever (Belgrade Coventry). TV includes The Coroner, New Tricks, Miranda, The Politician's husband, Lip Service, Lewis, Whitechapel, Trial and Retribution, Emmerdale, Absolute Power, Broken News, Touch Of Frost. Films include Seven Lucky Gods and Flawless. Kate has written scripts for theatre and TV and in 1997 embarked on an ongoing practice and exploration of Meisner Technique. She began teaching the Technique in 2000 and teaches in the UK and internationally.

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