Pressing Violet

Running time:

55 min

Setting:  Argyle Square, near King’s Cross Station, London. The actual year is hotly disputed.

Characters:

MARIANO BELLEFLEURIA: An Italian immigrant ice cream vendor in 1871

VIOLET JONES: King’s Cross Development Corporation executive in 2003

DAVE WALKER: Stoned American backpacker and survivor of the King’s Cross tube fire in 1987

BODICEA: Celt leader of the uprising against the Roman occupation in 60AD

ERIC BLAIR: (George Orwell) A new novelist, in 1939

 

Runner up for the King’s Cross Courtyard Theatre New Writing Award