Eternity Awaits (2012)
by Mark Bullock
Eternity Awaits developed from the idea of what it meant to 'live forever'. What problems would be thrown up by there actually being an afterlife, especially if we all remained ourselves in one form or another? I began researching a lot about religion (primarily Christianity) and the science debate of the existence and non existence of God. Each argument that I read was very well formulated and put together, but the one thing that always struck me was that when trying to explain the beginning of things and where we were going, it always came down to faith. The characters in the play are purposely written to create the debate within the story and I have tried to resolve it in my own philosophical way. There's a lot going on under the surface of the play with little clues and the sound plays a huge part in trying to tie up the overall story. It'll keep you guessing until the end, and then maybe a little longer than that. The play is by no means the finished article, but already there have been so many people who've helped with rewrites, readings and words of encouragement and kept me going with the will to finish over the last 18 months. Thanks to you all. Please feel free to grab me and tell me what you think or if you have any thoughts on further developing the piece. I hope you find the play engaging, humorous and heartfelt.
Mark Bullock, Writer/Director
- Jim - Matthew Platt
- Harry - Simon Gleisner
- Emily - Carole Coyne
- Angels Caroline Doyle & Hazel Hindle
- Assisstant Director Caroline Doyle
- Stage Manager - Kay George
- Set/Sound Design Mark Bullock
- Set Construction Graham Clements, Cast & Crew
- Set Painting Hazel Hindle
- Costumes Cast & Crew
- Lighting Design - Jenny Harris
- Show Operator - Jai Campbell
- Pre production Assistant Fiona Gallacher
- Poster Design and Image Hazel Hindle & Edwina Bullock
- Marketing and Publicity Jeanette Hoile
With thanks to:
I would like to thank everyone who has made this possible: The Park for the lovely rehearsal space,Alan Buckman, The Front of House, Box Office, Matthew Lyne & all the Bar staff for helping it all run smoothly. Costume team, Gavin Parker, Jess Osorio, Bob Callender, Naomi Liddle and their respective casts for allowing me to reschedule. TC for showing faith in my original idea and allowing me to put it on in the first place!
Special Thanks for the following support:
Fiona Gallacher, Matthew Lyne, John Irvine, Anton Krause, Dave Hollander, Peter Stevens, Susan & Scot Braddick, Rob Heam, Francesca & Kevin Monk, Daniel Bird, Paul Vaughan Evans, Stephen Glover and of course the amazing faith and dedication of the cast and crew with which the project would never have become as good as the final result.
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