The year is 2017. Average graduate debt has hit £50,000, Kylie Minogue is making a comeback and Will Jackson has accidentally stolen 300 2nd class stamps from the Post Office.
But he’s making them count. He’s going to write letters. From reconnecting with old friends and ex-boyfriends to run-ins with the marketing department at John Lewis, stamp-collecting has never looked so sexy...
Based off of real life correspondences, Yours Sincerely is a coming of age comedy which examines the complications of modern-day communication. The show is performed through a mixture of storytelling through the letters and lipsync cabaret.
Written & Performed by Will Jackson
Directed by Anna Himali Howard
Yours Sincerely was developed with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre for their REP Foundry festival.
Will Jackson is a director, theatre-maker and comedian. He founded Quick Duck Theatre and wrote and directed 'Magic Hour: The Murder Mystery Disco'. He has worked as an assistant director for English Touring Opera and the Barber Concert Hall, was one of the six artists that made up the Birmingham REP’s 2018 Foundry Cohort, and was featured in BBC3’s documentary 'Trump: A Very British Welcome' as his drag persona: National Treasure Samantha De Pompidou. Yours Sincerely is his debut solo show and was developed with the Birmingham Repertory Theatre for their 2018 REP Foundry festival.
Anna Himali Howard is a director and theatremaker. She was Paines Plough's Trainee Director in 2016. She is also an Alumni Artist at the Gate Theatre and an alumnus of the Birmingham REP Foundry. Her work as a Director includes A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid (Gate Theatre), Albatross by Isley Lynn for NEW (RWCMD/Paines Plough/Gate Theatre), Life Is No Laughing Matter by Demi Nandhra (Birmingham REP/mac Birmingham), 20B by Jane English (Birmingham REP/CPT). As a theatremaker work includes Mahabharat/a by Anna Himali Howard and Zarina Muhammad (Camden People's Theatre), The Beanfield by Breach Theatre (New Diorama, National tour 2016). Anna was Associate Director on Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Drywrite/Soho Theatre international tour) and Assistant Director on Othello, directed by Ellen McDougall (Shakespeare's Globe) and In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises) by Nina Segal, directed by Ben Kidd (Gate Theatre).
Quick Duck Theatre are a Birmingham based company that make interactive shows with a fun and comic twist to create unforgettable live experiences. This is their second show following Magic Hour: The Murder Mystery Disco; an immersive, drag, site-specific, comedy thriller which was supported by the New Diorama Theatre’s Pickles Fund.
Writer & Performer: Will Jackson
Director: Anna Himali Howard
Composer/Sound Designer: Tom Rackham
Lighting Designer: Jack Weir
Movement Director: Lanre Malaolu
Production Manager: Lauren Young
Designer: Ebrahim Nazier
Assistant Stage Manager: Chaz Webb
Praise for Will Jackson's previous work:
The Birmingham Post - ★★★★★ - “Wonderful, life-affirming, quirky and constantly appealing”
Impact Nottingham - ★★★★★
BurnFM - ★★★★★
Voice Magazine - ★★★★
EdFringeReview - ★★★★