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Akila Richards turns Closure short story into promising new play

'Secret Chamber', an original short story published by Peepal Tree Press in the Closure anthology has been adapted by Inscribe-supported writer Akila Richards into a theatre script directed by Kerri McLean. The development phase included an intensive phase of producing a final draft script, a week of rehearsals, and a scratch performance at Purple Playhouse, Hove. It was a success with great audience feedback - providing useful input to develop the show into a full production. 

Secret Chamber is an intimate piece that deals with three different women of colour meeting in an a clinic - they are at their most private and most vulnerable. Their interactions unmask their external identity, and reveal their most secret of inner lives - with unexpected results.

Image: Anuja Sharma

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