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15 Mar 2023


Supported by Derby Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, In Good Company and Team Angelica


Invited sharing of a new play by Josie White, directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair

Join us for a reading of ROTTEN by Josie White. ROTTEN is an original, exciting and thought-provoking new play.


Hitchcock meets Lord of the Flies! Three young, regional actresses are struggling to survive in London. Their shared dream is dwindling away quicker than their bank balances. But who needs electricity? Every night through their grotty living room window the Antiheroes have a front row seat into the life of: Instagram ‘Celebrity’ The honourable Iris Montague-Willis, and when the girls spot Iris in a compromising position, they see their chance to cash in!


This project is funded by Arts Council England and Derby Theatre, and is supported by Nottingham Playhouse, In Good Company and Team Angelica!


The team are currently looking for commissioning and touring support for this project so welcome future planning conversations. This is an invited event, if you would like to attend, please contact this email:


Josie White (She/Her) is a writer, actor and producer of colour from Nottingham, whose creative mission is to shine a spotlight on the lives of women of colour in twenty first century Britain, concentrating on how their mental health struggles are continually stigmatised and often ignored. Josie wants to create theatre for the Netflix generation that discusses societal issues that are poignant to millennials. Josie’s previous work includes: TRAILBLAZERS, a short play, for Forest Green school, premiering at Hackney Empire. LOVE ME OR DIE, a monologue for ‘Common’ an anthology of new dynamic working class monologues, published by Team Angelica publishing, 2022, and ROTTEN.


Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE (He/Him) is a writer, director, composer, choreographer, designer, producer and performer, working in film, theatre, television and radio. Having written and directed 40 plays over the last 20 years, along with several feature films, shorts and tv series, he has won several awards including the Sony Award, the Los Angeles Outfest Screenwriting and Outstanding Achievement awards. Rikki’s passion for encouraging wellness, creativity and business sense in others has made him a committed and effective mentor to a great many writers, actors, composers and directors around the world, including writer: Tom Wright and Director/Writer: Lynette Linton, AD at The Bush Theatre. Rikki has been involved in ROTTEN from the beginning, providing Josie with mentorship and dramaturgy.


Simrun Sandhu (She/Her) is an aspiring Director and Producer. She has worked in Arts Administration, undertaken producer training with China Plate’s Optimists Course and assistant produced “A Beginner’s Guide to Widowhood” by Rae Mainwaring and Omar Khan. As an alumnus of King’s College London having studied Religion, Philosophy & Ethics she strives to build theatre that is inclusive, representative and accessible of all. With a particular passion for theatre that serves the people, and desire to bring new faces and stories to the stage, she looks forward to joining and supporting this artistic process.




Alice Berry (She/Her) – IRIS MONTAGUE-WILLIS

Daniel Rainford (He/Him) – ROSS TURNER

Kavita Vyas (She/Her) – SONIA ENGLISH

Narisha Lawson (She/Her) – COCO MARTINS

Nicola Taggart (She/Her) – SAOIRSE O’KEEFFE



Running time 2 hours.

We are fully wheelchair accessible. For more information about accessing Theatro Technis @ 26 Crowndale, please visit our access page.

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