Cinders

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Cinders

by Ali Taylor

Emma discovers a brilliant new talent in the unsolicited pile.

A pacy comedy lifting the lid on the ethics of publishing war-torn misery memoirs.

Emma Collins - Claudie Blakley

Jason Barkley - Michael Shelford

Mariam Zohab - Vineeta Rishi

Holly Owen - Lizzy Watts

Rory Stevenson - Sam Dale

Claire Porter - Alison Pettitt

Ahmad Wali - Imran Khan

Robin Wright - David Seddon

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

When a heartbreaking memoir about life in war-torn Kabul lands on her desk, Emma thinks she's discovered a new literary sensation.

Her colleagues, though, are deeply sceptical.

A comedy about drawing the line.

Emma is played by Claudie Blakley, best known for her roles as Emma Timmins in Larkrise to Candleford, and as Charlotte in Pride and Prejudice.

Ali Taylor has written one other play for radio, Eight Feet High and Rising, and is currently under commission to Leicester Haymarket Theatre.

His play Cotton Wool, won the 18th Meyer Whitworth Award for best play in 2009.

Comedy by Ali Taylor lifting the lid on the ethics of publishing war-torn misery memoirs.