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Theatrical Consequences

Seven playwrights, sixteen actors, only one day to rehearse. What could possibly go wrong?


Savoy Theatre, London

Oliver Chris
Katie-Ann McDonough


15th May 2023

The fifth annual Platform Presents West End Gala is a night of ‘Theatrical Consequences’ with seven writers creating separate scenes for an hilarious new play-about-making-a-play.

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“Last year was hilarious. We blew the roof off the Savoy theatre. 

This year we’re gonna take the walls out as well!” - Director, Oliver Chris

The Production

The game of Consequences - drawing an image, turning over the page to hide it and passing it on - often ends in astonishing and eye-wateringly funny results.

Now inspired by this “what will happen next?” children’s game, and for a one night only fundraising gala evening at the Savoy theatre on Monday 15 May, Oliver Chris (‘Trying’, ‘Motherland’, ‘The Office’, ‘One Man Two Guvnors’) and Katie-Ann McDonough (Associate Director ‘As You Like it’, Dr ‘Brilliant Jerks’) will direct a play-about-making-a-play where everything that can go wrong does.

Seven writers working in isolation will collaborate on one script. They will be briefed on the entire plot, the characters and what happens in their scene - but will not be able to read the scene before
or after theirs!



Bessie Carter (‘Bridgerton’, ‘Howard’s End’, ‘Doc Martin’)
David Mumeni (‘Stath Lets Flats’, ‘The Pentaverate’, ‘Dead Pixels’)
Denise Gough (‘Andor’, ‘Paula’, ‘People, Places and Things’)
Freddie Fox (‘Slow Horses’, ‘Whitehouse Farm’, ‘The Crown’)

Frog Stone (‘Bucket’, ‘Avenue 5’, ‘Juliet Naked’)
Jack Wolfe (‘Shadow & Bone’, ‘The Magic Flute’, ‘Inside No 9’)
Jade Anouka (‘His Dark Materials’, ‘Cleaning Up’, ‘The Drowning’)

Jo Joyner (‘Eastenders’, ‘Ackley Bridge’, ‘Shakespeare & Hathway’)
Kerry Godliman (‘After Life’, ‘Whitstable Pearl’, ‘Trigger Point’)
Manjinder Virk (‘Midsomer Murders’, ‘Trigger Point’, ‘The Arbor’)
Pippa Bennett-Warner (‘Gangs of London’, ‘See How They Run’, ‘Obsession’) Sacha Dhawan (‘Doctor Who’, ‘The Great’, ‘After Earth’)

Olivia Nixon (‘The Mother/Daughter Moment’, ‘Guilt Trip’, ‘Reluctant Persuaders’)

Robert Bathurst (‘Cold Feet’, ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Toast of London’)

Sacha Dhawan (‘Doctor Who’, ‘The Great’, ‘The History Boys’)
Sam Phillips (‘Bridgerton’, ‘The Crown’, ‘The History Boys’),
Tracy Ann Oberman (‘EastEnders’, ‘Friday Night Dinner’, ‘After Life’)


Bessie Carter


Bessie is an actress, producer and activist who has appeared in a number of theatre productions (including KING LEAR and ALL MY SONS at the Old Vic) and various TV productions including the BBC’s HOWARD’S END and ITV’s DOC MARTIN and Beecham house. She has most recently appeared as Prudence Featherington in Netflix’s BRIDGERTON. 

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David Mumeni

David is an established actor and writer, who recently starred in a regular role in ITV drama series NO RETURN, opposite Sheridan Smith. David also appeared in thriller series, THE GIRL BEFORE, and the recurring role of Anso in Mike Myers' comedy series, The Pentaverate, for Netflix. David’s other recent TV credits include Stath Lets Flats, Please Help, Dead Pixels, Sliced and I AM. Feature film credits include Paul Feig's Last Christmas, Killer Weekend, the third Johnny English film, Fast and Furious: Hobbs & Shaw, Mission Impossible: Fallout, The Inbetweeners Movie and Lost In London. 


In theatre, David starred in A History of Water in the Middle East and the two-hander LELA AND CO, both at the Royal Court Theatre. He then went on to appear in PINE at The Hampstead.


Denise Gough

Irish actress Denise Gough’s plethora of work includes Duncan MacMillan’s award-winning play, PEOPLE PLACES AND THINGS, which earned her an Olivier Award and a Critics Circle Theatre Award for ‘Best Actress’. She also starred in ANGELS IN AMERICA at the National Theatre where she won her second Olivier Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ before heading to Broadway with the production and also receiving a Tony Nomination.


Other theatre credits include the title role in PORTIA COUGHLAN at The Abbey in Dublin, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Theatre, ADLER AND GIBB at the Royal Court, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS for which saw her win the ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards.


Denise’s film credits include MARTYRS LANE, directed by Ruth Platt, the BAFTA nominated ’71 from director Yann Demange, and COLETTE starring alongside Keira Knightly. She plays the lead role of ‘Chloe’ opposite Sebastian Stan in MONDAY, directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos’.


Her television credits include ANDOR, a new Disney Plus series created by Tony Gilroy where she plays Dedra Meero, UNDER THE BANNER OF HEAVEN starring alongside Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edger-Jones, TOO CLOSE playing lead character Connie alongside Emily Watson, for which she received a BAFTA nomination for Leading Actress, the title lead in Conor McPhersons’s BBC2 Thriller PAULA and THE FALL starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.

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Freddie Fox

In 2022 Freddie starred as the King of Sweden in the hit Hulu series THE GREAT as well as playing ‘Spider Webb’ in the Apple TV series SLOW HORSES starring Gary Oldman. This year he has shot a role in Guy Ritchie’s TV series THE GENTLEMEN which will air later in 2023. In 2021 Freddie Fox appeared in the BBC's THE PURSUIT OF LOVE starring alongside Lily James and Andrew Scott. Recent roles include playing the lead role of ‘Jeremy Bamber’ in WHITE HOUSE FARM which aired on ITV and Netflix in 2020. Also in 2020, Freddie was seen in INVISIBLE, THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT and the fourth season of THE CROWN for Netflix. Freddie’s film credits include VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, THE THREE MUSKETEERS and BLACK 47, starring alongside Hugo Weaving and Jim Broadbent. Other notable credits include Lone Scherfig’s THE RIOT CLUB, PRIDE directed by Matthew Warchus as well as Guy Ritchie’s KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD.


In 2022 Freddie starred as the lead in the Guildford Shakespeare Company’s production of HAMLET. In 2019 Freddie starred on stage in EDMOND DE BERGERAC as Edmond Rostand and Freddie also appeared alongside his father Edward Fox in AN IDEAL HUSBAND at the Vaudeville Theatre. Freddie was nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actor' in the 2017 Olivier Awards for his performance in Tom Stoppard’s TRAVESTIES directed by Patrick Marber in the West End. In 2016, he was nominated for an ‘Ian Charleson Award’ for his performance as Romeo in ROMEO AND JULIET starring opposite Morfydd Clark at the Sheffield Crucible, a role he later reprised in Kenneth Branagh's West End production starring opposite Lily James.

Amongst his acting work, he has also recently completed directing and producing his first short film HERO which stars Charles Dance and James Norton.


Jack Wolfe

British Actor Jack Wolfe graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2017 and began his career on the West End, with credits with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. On the big screen, Jack stars as the lead role in fantasy musical film, THE MAGIC FLUTE, based on the 1791 opera by Mozart. Directed by Florian Sigl, the film is a modern reimagining of Mozart’s opera classic. Jack plays the dual roles of protagonist Tim and Prince Tamino. F. Murray Abraham and Iwan Rheon also star. 

Television credits include THE WITCHER and INSIDE NO.9. He can currently be seen in Netflix’s hugely successful fantasy series SHADOW AND BONE as Wylan Hendriks, the long-awaited missing member of the Crows. 

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Jade Anouka

Jade Anouka is currently filming DUNE prequel series DUNE: THE SISTERHOOD for HBO. She appeared as Ruta Skadi in HBO/BBC’s HIS DARK MATERIALS, ITV’s CLEANING UP and Netflix’s TURN UP CHARLIE. 

On stage Jade recently finished an off-broadway run of her debut play HEART. She will be performing it in the Roundabout at Summerhall during the Edinburgh Festival this year for 3 special performances on 24th, 25th and 26th August. This time she will be joined on stage by musician and 4x beatbox champion Grace Savage.

Other Theatre includes COCK in the West End, title roles in Olivier nominated THE PHLEBOTOMIST (Hampstead) and QUEEN MARGARET (Royal Exchange), ROMEO & JULIET (Shakespeare’s Globe), MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL (National Theatre) and the Donmar Warehouse Shakespeare Trilogy where she played Mark Antony in JULIUS CEASAR, Hotspur in HENRY IV and Ariel in THE TEMPEST. All three transferred to St Ann’s Warehouse, New York.

As a writer she’s had work commissioned by Audible UK, Galaxy Chocolate, The Old Vic, The BBC and for Sam Smith’s song My Oasis and Gloria, their international arena tour. Jade’s TEDxTalk BEING BLACK, BEING A WOMAN, BEING ‘OTHER’ and her award winning short film HER & HER can both be watched in full online.


Kerry Godliman


Kerry Godliman is a well known actress and stand-up. She is currently shooting her second series of ITV's hit show TRIGGER POINT.


Other recent work involves Peter Kosminsky's AN UNDECLARED WAR, three series of Netflix's AFTER LIFE, starring as 'Pearl' in WHITSTABLE PEARL, as ‘Stella Maitland MP’ in Lucy Kirkwood’s ADULT MATERIAL (Channel 4/HBO MAX), two series of Lennie James’ SAVE ME (Sky Atlantic/Peacock) and TREADSTONE (Amazon).

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Manjinder Virk

Manjinder Virk is an award winning actor, writer and director. She has written/directed several short films including OUT OF DARKNESS, starring Tom Hiddleston and Riz Ahmed, winner of the Best Film at Aesthetica Film Festival.


Her new short film, Things We Never Said starring Shazad Latif and Anjli Mohindra is currently screening at film festivals, most recently at the London Short Film festival. The film is also in development as a feature film with Wild Swim/BFI. Manjinder also writes for stage and TV. Her first stage play, GLOW (Theatre Centre) about an Asian girl boxer written for young people can still be studied in GCSE drama. Manjinder has several projects in development including a play and TV drama.


As an actor she has had many regular roles in popular shows - Trigger Point, Midsomer Murders and BAD MOVE and won critical acclaim in films like THE ARBOR and BRITZ. She was also part of the Actors BAFTA Elevate programme and has previously been a Screen International Star of tomorrow.


Pippa Bennett-Warner

Pippa Bennett-Warner’s recent projects include ENTITLED with Brett Gelman and she will shortly appear in OBSESSION for Netflix. She stars in SEE HOW THEY RUN with Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and David Oyelowo and played opposite Anna Paquin in UK independent A BIT OF LIGHT.


Pippa features in films such as JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN, THE FOREIGNER and REAL whilst television credits include Amazon’s psychological thriller CHLOE opposite Erin Doherty and Jack Farthing. She leads the cast in MOTHERFATHERSON with Richard Gere and Helen McCrory (Starz) and in HARLOTS opposite Samantha Morton for Hulu.


Pippa recently reprised the leading role of Shannon in season 2 of AMC success story GANGS OF LONDON and plays Tamzin Hulu’s MAXXX with Christopher Meloni and O-T Fagbenle. Pippa’s numerous theatre credits include the lead in Vivenne Franzmann’s second play THE WITNESS at the Royal Court and Dorinda in THE BEAUX STRATAGEM at The National. Pippa is a RADA graduate.

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Sacha Dhawan

Sacha’s recent credits include DOCTOR WHO as The Master, and WOLF a major new crime thriller series for the BBC and Hartswood Films. He can also be seen in the Golden Globe Award nominated series THE GREAT on Hulu, opposite Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult. Sacha originated the role of Akhtar in the award-winning National Theatre production of THE HISTORY BOYS. He reprised the role for the Broadway production, the world tour and the film adaptation.


Other film work includes: The Lady in the Van, After Earth; opposite Will Smith, and Girl Shaped Love Drug.


Other TV work includes: Suspect, The Boy With the Topknot, Iron Fist and Dracula, both currently streaming on Netflix. NBC’s hit US comedy series Outsourced, Sherlock, Mr Selfridge, Not Safe For Work, No Offence, 24: Live Another Day, Utopia II, In The Club, The Interceptor, Tractate Middoth, An Adventure in Space & Time, Line of Duty II, In The Flesh, Last Tango in Halifax,The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Being Human, The Deep, Five Days II, Paradox, Wired, Bradford Riots (Breakthrough On Screen/ Royal Television Society Awards), Perfectly Frank, City Central, and The Last Train.


Theatre work includes: Allelujah/ Bridge Theatre, NSFW/ Royal Court Theatre, England People Very Nice/ National Theatre. The Obama Project/ National Theatre, Pornography/ Traverse Theatre; Free Outgoing/ Royal Court Theatre. Pretend You Have Big Buildings/ Royal Exchange Theatre, Borstal Boy/ Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and East Is East/ Leicester Haymarket Theatre.


Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips trained at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama. 


Sam’s screen credits include Bridgerton, The Crown (for which he won two SAG Awards), This England, Embers,The Syndicate, Far From The Madding Crowd, Dad’s Army, To Olivia, Granchester, Hot Property, Micro Men, Pete Vs Life, Six Wives, The Hand Of The Creator, In The Flesh, Little Miss Jocelyn, E20, My Family and HOTEL TRUBBLE.


Stage credits include Inherit The Wind for The Old Vic, The History Boys for the National Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare’s Globe, Long Day’s Journey Into Night for Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre & Home Manchester, First Light & Sweet Bird Of Youth; both for Chichester Festival Theatre, DEATHTRAP for Salisbury Playhouse, Larissa And The Merchants for the Arcola, Love Bites for The Southwark Playhouse, The Merchant Of Venice & Taming Of The Shrew; both for Derby Playhouse and Elegy for Theatre 503.

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Robert Bathurst

Robert Bathurst’s tv credits include, Cold Feet, Toast of London, Toast of Tinseltown, Downton Abbey, Joking Apart, Munich-Edge Of War, The Odd Thing, Loads Of Tosh, The Larkins, The Mezzotint, My Dad’s The Prime Minister.


He has performed in numerous West End and touring productions, most recently as Scrooge in the musical Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol. As a reader of audiobooks he was voted Best Male Narrator at the 2020 Audie Awards.


He co-directed and co- wrote THE FALL, a film about jockeys.


Tracy Ann Oberman

Tracy Ann is a well respected stage screen and radio actor. She has worked extensively on stage at the RSC, National Theatre as well as in the West End. Her recent credits include Pinter at The Pinters, The Windsors and Mother of Him. She will soon be playing a female Shylock in The Merchant Of Venice 1936. On television her recent credits are It’s A Sin, Ridley Road, After Life, Toast of London and CODE 404.


She is celebrated for murdering Dirty Den in EASTENDERS, fighting the Daleks in DR WHO, and being the nations favourite Aunty Val In the beloved comedy Friday Night Dinner.


Tracy Ann is also a playwright for BBC Radio 4, her last play starring herself and Kenneth Branagh, That Dinner of 67, was shortlisted for single drama BBC Audio Award. 

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Casting is subject to change and cannot be guaranteed

Ambassador Theatre Group Playwright's Prize in association with Platform Presents

The Playwright’s Prize was founded in 2018 by Platform Presents to nurture and provide more opportunities for playwrights. In the first year 176 scripts were submitted. Last year, in its fourth year, 1,174 scripts were submitted and Platform Presents partnered with one of the largest live entertainment companies in the world, Ambassador Theatre Group, on the prize re-naming it the Ambassador Theatre Group Playwright’s Prize in association with Platform Presents. Also in 2022 international city media brand Time Out partnered with Platform Presents and Finite Films to announce five new £1,000 cash prizes for Runners-Up.


The annual prize and fundraiser is co-produced with Finite Films & TV, founded by Amy Gardner, and judged by a high profile group of industry experts. The winner receives £5,000 and mentoring to bring their play to stage and or screen. The five Runners-Up each receive £1,000.

Writers who wish to enter the prize can submit full or partial scripts of up to 10,000 words here from January 27th until midday on May 15th 2023.

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