Raymond Scannell

a new writing theatre piece

A young man is living vicariously through various media; phone, laptop…an attempt to narrate his past through film. His thriving bachelor Grandfather, Viv, is landed with his troublesome Grandson Justin, who was left mute after an accident. Using silent film, music and imagery Before Talkies explores our ever-evolving relationship with technology, some of which changed an art form forever.

Before Talkies is a work-in-progress, development has been supported by Fishamble: The New Play Company’s New Play Clinic scheme and by the Arts Council New Work Award.