The Great Office Block of ’87

Group – Tuesday Advancers

Date – 3rd April 2022

Time – 19:45

Written by Aaron Tonks

Performance Rights courtesy of Aaron Tonks

Directed by Aaron Tonks

We are giving you a glimpse at a life in the week of this office block. From a magazine house to fitness gurus. Every floor has its problems, in house politics and different ways of running things. If only someone would fix the stairs.

After the success of last year, this group had the challenge of trying something completely different. Last term I came to them with the idea of a show based in an office block and challenged them to start thinking of characters that they have never played before.

During this term we haven’t been without our challenges. It has taken them all a long time to learn their lines but once that was accomplished, it has created a great freedom in their performances and they have been able to make mature choices for their characters. As this show is based in an office, there has been the temptation to sit down the whole time so it’s been hard to find ways to make each office have its own dynamic and not feel stale.

This group is always a lot of fun to work with (sometimes they have too much fun) and I love creating stories and characters for them to play and push them in their acting.

I really hope they have enjoyed the challenge and that you enjoy watching their work come to life.

Enjoy the show!

Aaron Tonks


Sebastian Ruben Amies

Chuck Sonny Attwood

Lynda Dorothea Blond

Matty Isaac Brunner

Niles Sonny Campbell

Derrick Malik Carter

Rosemary Rosie Connors Pelling

Evie Shula Cooper

Michelle Ruby Don

Sandra Grace Golland

Carol Mary Gwynn

Julie Esme Izzard

Rachel Lily Le Patourel

Daphne Tahlia Lovegrove

Jeff Charlie Parrott

Brian Connor Randall

Jamie Rox Toyne

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