Blood & Money

Rascally Scoundrels at the Fringe Fest 2010 Staff

Written by Staff Published on 05.05.2010 17:08:50 (updated on 05.05.2010) Reading time: 3 minutes

FRINGE FESTIVAL PRAHA – Blood & Money (Krev a Peníze)

Ties that bind

‘Rascally Scoundrels´ are playwrights Rosalind Wyllie and Alison Carr, along with dramaturg Degna Stone.

Hailing from the North-East of England, the trio joined forces last year and double-bill BLOOD & MONEY is their first collaboration.

Everyone knows that families are riddled secrets and lies. So, is it love that keeps us together? Guilt? Money? Ties that bind are one thing, but a rope around your neck is quite another.

The two short plays are linked by the idea of sisters, of relationships stretched to breaking point but held together by that family tie, and the writers have come up with two very unique and exciting takes on the subject.

Carr´s drama BLOOD sees Susan track down her younger sister Elle to the scruffy back yard of an equally scruffy flat. Fifteen years ago their 11-year old sister Charlotte disappeared. A recent grim discovery has provided a long sought after resolution, but Elle has her own idea about Charlotte´s fate.

In Wyllie´s comic drama MONEY, Tina is always picking up the pieces of older sister Jeanie´s disastrous life. Jobless and recently dumped by her boyfriend, Jeanie´s future is not looking good. But now Tina and her wealthy husband have a proposition to make – it´s payback time.

Directed by Degna Stone, both plays feature the same cast – a versatile trio of up-and-coming young British actors: Jill Dellow, Faye Greenwell and Mat Hobbins.

Prior to Prague, the plays have been previewed at Live Theatre, recognised as one of the UK´s leading new writing theatres. Rosalind and Alison have worked with Live in the past, and both have a strong track record in the region and beyond.

Reviews for the writers´ previous work:

Rosalind Wyllie –

“A remarkably assured piece of work … it’s a long time since I have come away from the first production of a first play so impressed, by the ideas and the technical skill of the writer.” – The British Theatre Guide

”A drama that is both gripping & entertaining…the emergence of a potentially talented playwright.” – South Shields Gazette

Alison Carr –

“If Alison Carr wanted to show her writing mettle in one fell swoop, then this double bill was certainly the way to do it refreshingly quirky and original” – The Journal  
“utterly superb” – Scotland on Sunday


Blood & Money (Krev a Peníze)

Venue: Divadlo Na Prádle – Kavárna, Besední 3, Malá Strana, Praha 1
Dates: Tuesday 1 – Friday 4 June
Time:    15:30
Duration: 1 hour


Pragues eagerly awaited annual marathon of theatre, dance, comedy
and music from around the globe bursts to life on May 28th for 9 days.

The Prague Fringe Festival, now in its 9th year attracts a growing
band of visitors from overseas as well as being increasingly popular
with Czech audiences. The event creates a great international atmosphere
where those on holiday can mix with locals and enjoy an eclectic mix of
high quality and reasonably priced non-elitist theatrical

This exciting event offers 40 different shows with over 200
performances and is a mini and more manageable version of the mighty
world famous Edinburgh Fringe. Its cheaper too with tickets priced at
around a third cheaper than the Edinburgh shows.

All productions are in English, Czech or are non-verbal and are
programmed so that you can see up to 5 shows a day or dip in and out as
you please. Shows take place from the afternoon to late evening, most
last for an hour or so with time between to zip from venue to venue and
grab a bite to eat, or even pop back to your hotel for a freshen-up.

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