Jonathan Skinner

playwright / screenwriter

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Venus Retrograde

Venus Retrograde was a winner of Origins Theatre's  "Turning The Tables" playwriting competition and was performed at The Sail Loft, Newport, Isle of Wight on 21st March 2015.

 

HELEN ................. Fiona Gwinnett

BECKY ................. Suzi Chilton

JAKE .................... Reuben Loake

 

Directed by Eltjo De Vries

Origins ticket pic Turning the Tables poster

After an unwise fling at a conference, copywriter HELEN gives up everything to work with smooth-talking JAKE at a top London ad agency.  

 

But when she arrives, she finds that Jake is more interested in mentoring the boss's daughter Rosie.

 

So Helen decides that Jake needs to be taught a lesson about decency and loyalty...

 

With more than a nod to Euripides' Medea, Venus Retrograde transports ancient Greek tragedy to contemporary London, exploring the themes of deception and the revenge of a woman scorned.