Hatch, Match And Dispatch

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AD01Uncle Harry20140625

Hatch, Match and Dispatch: Uncle Harry by Gary Brown.

The first of a series of six quirky plays that start in a Register Office and end in a birth, marriage or death. Mark's life is nicely well-ordered...despite his dysfunctional family, terrifying future father-in-law/boss, and on-going blackout problem. But that's until Uncle Harry gets in the way. Things get increasingly messy as Mark goes on a quest to discover his true identity. A comedy about grief and the true meaning of family

Written by Gary Brown

Directed by Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Isn't it strange that the registering of life's important moments happen in a sterile municipal office? Everyone's got a story as to how they got there.

AD02Losing My Penny20140702

Hatch, Match and Dispatch: Losing My Penny by Leah Chillery.

A series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death.

Leo is in love with Penny and he plans to marry her. It seems that there is only Penny's possessive father in the way. But Leo has secrets of his own.

Director/Producer Gary Brown.

AD03Time And Tide20140709

Hatch, Match and Dispatch: Time and Tide by David Hodgson

Another drama in a series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death. Teddy is on his stag night. He wakes up naked and handcuffed to a lamp post. So far, so normal. But then he realises that something very weird has occurred which makes him question everything.

Director/Producer Gary Brown

AD04A Certain Date20140716

Geoff Levine, aka the Slim Reaper, is a pest control technician. All day long he kills rats and other vermin. Until Mystic June tells him something that will alter the rest of his life - what's left of it anyway. A surreal and darkly comic exploration of the meaning of death. With talking pigeons.

Written by Alan Harris

Directed by Helen Perry

A BBC Cymru Wales Production

The cast is led by Julian Lewis Jones who is best known for his roles in 'Stella,' 'Where the Heart Is' and Clint Eastwood's film, 'Invictus.'

Hatch, Match and Dispatch is an umbrella series of six contemporary fables about the registering of life's important moments.

AD05Nine Lives20140723

By Anna Maria Murphy

Isn't it strange that the registering of life's important moments happen in a sterile municipal office? Everyone's got a story as to how they got there.

The fifth in a series of six quirky plays that start in a Register Office and end in a birth, marriage or death.

Beth's elderly father Patrick has a lifetime's worth of stories, and Beth knows them so well she almost feels as if she's lived them herself. But one story she finds hard to believe - Patrick claims that he was never born. That he's lived forever. As Beth tries to untangle the truth of her father's birth, she uncovers an unexpected family secret.

Directed by James Robinson

A BBC Cymru Wales Production.

AD06 LASTElephants All The Way Up20140730

Hatch, Match and Dispatch: Elephants All The Way Up.

Last in a series of linked plays that start in a Register Office and end in either a birth, a marriage or a death. Harper works in a zoo. He is a simple soul but his life is complicated. His wife is desperate for a baby, and his angry dad is bare knuckle boxer. Then the ground starts to shift - literally. A surreal comedy by Lavinia Murray

Director/Producer Gary Brown.