A series of monologues based around the theme of April 14th, called A Night of New Stories, was staged last night in London. While we were informed that the piece that Tom had written and directed entitled The Bounded would be performed (by another actor), we were surprised and pleased to find that Tom himself performed the opening monologue as well! Luckily, a friend of the website was able to attend and, even luckier, she has blogged about it:
"The first of eight pieces to open the evening could be either terrifying or exhilarating. To ensure the latter, a director would dream of being able to cast someone like Tom Mison and he would hope to be given the kind of writing with which he can at once hit the ground running whilst working the audience around his fingers like putty. Everything was right about "True Love" by Ziella Bryars. Directed by Kate Shearman to within a centimetre of each pause, there was as much comedy the breaths so deftly delivered by Mr Mison, as there was in the heartbreaking text. A tale of love, betrayal, revenge and deep longing."
Such a nice surprise to also see Dead Cat writer/actor Sam Bern performed a monologue as well!