Quartet: Safe

SAFE (adj.): free from danger or harm

Four old friends reuniting in Dubai... A young girl with an unexpected guardian... A lighthouse keeper... A group of colonists on an planet...

They all feel safe... but are they?

Quartet: Safe
Four writers. Four actors. Four stories.


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Tell Them You Were Brave by Mike Carter
Cathy, John and Steph are visiting their childhood friend Sol in Dubai to reminisce about the past. But Sol’s son is about to follow in the footsteps of his father...

Norah by Madelaine Moore
A young girl... A school janitor... A crow called Makassar... And a town living in fear.

On The Rocks by Daniel Hinchliffe
James is safe in the lighthouse. He doesn’t need to think about his life at home. He doesn’t need to think about his wife and what happened...

Golgafrincham by Emma Reeves
This is Doctor Carol Mortimer of colony Jerusalem One. We are experiencing some problems with the nuclear generator. However, as cold fusion technology is still experimental, teething problems are to be expected, and I for one anticipate no real cause for alarm...


Based on an original chat among David Darlington, Robert Dick, Joseph Lidster and Alan Flanagan

Additional Edit by Aaron Lamont
Additional Sound Design by David Nagel
Recorded in London, 2016
Thanks to Clark Alexander, Robert Dick





Mike Carter is the founder of the South London Writer’s Group and London Playwriting Lab having been busy writing for over a decade. In that time he has written work for many theatre venues and companies including a musical, A Month and Five Days, for The Pensive Federation’s Signi cant Other Festival, Poe: Macabre Resurrections for Second Skin Theatre, The Mesmer for Kimbo Theatre and Crow Theatre’s 5* im- mersive Jack The Ripper’s London. His full length play, The Trunk, ran at The Space Arts Centre 2014 and was described, oddly he thought, as “almost literally Schroedinger’s God” by ViewfromTheGods. Recently forming Odd Servants Theatre Company, he is returning to The Space March 2016 to premier his new play “Buster Keaton at The Hollywood Canteen.”

Emma Reeves writes for TV, stage and radio. She is currently lead writer of a new adaptation of The Worst Witch for CBBC, and co-creator and lead writer of robot drama Eve. Other TV credits include Hetty Feather, The Dumping Ground, Tracy Beaker Returns, Young Dracula, Sadie J, The Story of Tracy Beaker, Belonging, The Murder of Princess Diana (Lifetime Channel), Half Moon Investigations, Spirit Warriors and Doctors. Stage work includes her acclaimed adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather (national tour and West End 2014, Olivier nomination) Snow Child (national tour) and adaptations of Carrie’s War (Lillian Baylis Theatre 2006, West End 2009 and national tour 2010), Little Women (West End) and Cool Hand Luke (West End Autumn 2011). In 2011 Emma was nominated by the Writers’ Guild for Best Children’s Television Script for Tracy Beaker Returns: What You Don’t Know and again in 2013 for her script from The Dumping Ground series 2. In 2012 Tracy Beaker Returns won the RTS award for Best Children’s Drama with Emma’s nominated script Money.

Madelaine Moore is a freelance director and dramaturg, and is Artistic Director of The Thelmas, a new writ- ing company dedicated to promoting female writers. She is also Programme Manager and Youth Arts Prac- titioner at DreamArts. Having trained at Arts Educational (3yr Actor Training) and Royal Central School of Speech (MA Applied Theatre), Madelaine specialises in devised work with marginalised young people, and those involved in or on the edges of the criminal justice system. She has worked with companies including Lyric Hammersmith, Shakespeare Schools Festival, Old Vic New Voices, Tricycle Theatre, Cardboard Citi- zens, Roundhouse, HMPYOI Feltham and HMP The Mount. irecting credits include Ladylogue! 2014 & 2015 (Tristan Bates Theatre), Skin Like Butter (Etcetera Theatre), Pull Your Socks Up, Britain! (Brighton Fringe & Canal Café Theatre), The Pensive Federation’s Collective Project 2013 & 2014 (Camden People’s Theatre), Dropped Sequins (UK Centre for Carnival Arts), A Dream Deferred (HMPYOI Feltham), as Assistant Director, Fair Em (Union Theatre), Sail or Jail (HMP The Mount) & as Company Manager, Epidemic (Old Vic Tunnels).

Daniel Hinchliffe trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and has since worked as both a writer and an actor. Acting credits include Doctors (BBC), Treasure Island (Derby Playhouse) and Stig of the Dump, Tom’s Midnight Garden and The Railway Children (Image Musical Theatre). His writing has been performed as part of the Signi cant Other Festival at the Tristan Bates Theatre and the Collective Project at the Etcetera Theatre, both for The Pensive Federation. He has also presented a rehearsed reading of an extract of his play “A World Away” through the London Playwriting Lab.


J. P. Conway trained at East 15. Theatre includes The Knight From Nowhere/The Bells (Park Theatre), Why That And Not This? (The Hope Theatre, MAC Birmingham),which he co-wrote, and The Pool Party (In The Woods Festival). You can find him @johnpaulconway.

Cassandra Bond trained at the oxford school of drama, selected theatre credits include ‘The Belle’s Strata- gem’ Southwark Playhouse, ‘Dayglo’ Y Touring, ‘You Could Move’ Arcola Theatre, ‘Grimms Tales’ Sherman Theatre Cymru, ‘Life On The Refrigerator Door’ Yard Theatre, ‘Heterogeny’ Hightide Theatre, ‘The Pier’ Oxford Playhouse/ Marlowe Theatre, ‘Hookup’ Hackney Showroom, ‘My Mind Is Free’ Fairfield Halls,
Film: Sweet 6een Frightfest Award Winning Short 2013.

Walles Hamonde grew up as a 3rd culture kid within the American school system across the States, the Middle East and Europe. He graduated with both a BA and an MA from the prestigious Communications and Performing Arts program at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and worked briefly as a copy-writer before deciding to pursue his childhood passion of competitive gure skating. Several years, medals (and injuries) later, Walles hung up his skates and found his new calling in the acting world. Feature lm credits include “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” (dir. Christopher McQuarrie) and “The Adventurer” (dir. Jonathan Newman). TV includes “50 Ways to Kill Your Lover” (dir. Hanna Berrigan) and Mongrels (dir. Adam Miller). Commercial work includes “Volkswagon Touareg” and “The National Lottery”. Walles also starred in the Tate Modern’s historic live broadcast of “English Forecast”: a performance art installation by Dutch artist Nicoline van Harskamp, in which he spoke in 32 different accents.As a voice artist, Walles regularly records ADR on a variety of Film and TV shows, was the voice of James Patterson’s “Kill Me If You Can” for Isis Publishing, and plays series regular ‘Cody Hill’ on the Big Finish audiodrama “Dark Shadows: Bloodlust”.

Stephanie Ellyne is featured as Amy Jennings in ‘Dark Shadows’, recently nominated for the BBC Audio Drama Awards. Stage work includes the lead role of Mary in ‘Rest Upon the Wind’ at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Riverside Studios, and touring the Middle East; Cindy Sheehan in the one-woman show ‘Peace Mom’; ‘Calloused Hands’, Soho Theatre; Virginia Woolf in ‘Mad Women in Attics’; and Madam Polly Adler in ‘Whore’, New Theatre Wimbledon. She appeared in the documentary ‘Backstage with Khalil Gibran’; played Amy in the feature lm ‘Mesocafe’, selected for the Gulf Film Festival in Dubai; was featured in ‘The Man Behind The Prophet’ on BBC World Service, ‘Open Book’ on Radio 4, and recently recorded an episode of ‘The Confessions of Dorian Gray’ for Big Finish.

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