Meet Group 8

Malachi Lawless, Camila Robinson, Paula Brett, Phoebe Frances Brown

What He Would Have Wanted

Three sisters grieve for their father, but due to rigid Coronavirus restrictions only two of them can attend the funeral. As they struggle with past traumas, old insecurities, and tadpoles in the swimming pool, what is the best way to make an impossible decision? Exploring the ways old relationships navigate new landscapes, “What He Would Have Wanted” takes a candid and cheeky look at one version of an increasingly common story in today’s digital age – one that redefines familial status, challenges our definition of connection, and reflects on what it is to love a family.

Available August 22

Phoebe Frances Brown – Director/ Performer
Trained at The Television Workshop in Nottingham. Received First Class Hons Drama and Theatre Arts at University of Birmingham. Theatre credits: The Glad Game (Nottingham Playhouse) Small Island / If We Were Older (National Theatre), The Way of the World (Donmar Warehouse) Life According to Saki (New
York Theatre Workshop) Short film: The Forgotten C (Fig Films) Radio credits: Homefront, The Whisperer in Darkness (BBC Radio 4) TV credits: My Mad Fat Diary (Tiger Aspect) Also a member of Major Labia, a feminist comedy-sketch group and an associate company of Nottingham Playhouse. 

Paula Brett – Director/ Performer
Paula is an actor, puppeteer and broadcaster from West London. They trained at the London School of Musical Theatre. Theatre credits include: In the Night Garden Live (Minor Entertainment), The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle (Illyria Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Groundlings Theatre), and Comic Potential (New Wimbledon Studio). Paula will be appearing at Barnfest 2020 with Illyria in The Emperor’s New Clothes,
and reprising their roles in Doctor Dolittle. Paula can also be heard providing traffic news bulletins for stations across the South East including Greatest Hits Radio, Absolute and Magic FM, and their voice was recently featured in Channel 5 documentary The Motorway.

Camila Robinson – Script Editor/ Performer
Camila Robinson-Rodriguez is a London based playwright, actress, and drama facilitator. Last year she debuted her show Dirty Laundry, a devised show about the fast fashion industry, at the Camden People’s Theatre. Most recently she wrote a play about identity and belonging which had a successful run at the Actors Centre. She enjoys socially engaged work that has a comedic touch and a political punch.

Malachi Lawless – Writer
Having experienced a very large variety of previous occupations, from dustbin man to epidemiology research assistant, Malachi had always enjoyed writing. He decided to become a full time writer as he thought it would be easier. He was wrong. However, he loves writing, wrote a successful one-person show, and was then hired as a script consultant on other shows. He now spends half his time writing for screen
and broadcast media, and half as a hired script consultant and editor.

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