If you can't see them, click below for transcripts of audio-visual introduction and audience feedback.
The playscript is published by Logos Theatre Company (128 pp, B-format, ISBN 978-0-9569678-0-0; rrp £7.99).
Click the image above for a facsimile PDF of the first ten pages of the script. These demonstrate the exceptionally taut metrical scheme and the quality of the illustrations.
Click the cover image on the left for mail order via the Logos website.
Paddy Gormley's writing includes theatre and radio plays, radio and live talks, teaching materials (on the theme of creativity), articles and polemics. Many of his plays are written in proseverse, in which text that flows as naturally as prose is underpinned by a subtle, sophisticated system of rhythms and rhymes.
The audio and video player on the right (which requires Adobe Flash Player) features brief illustrations from seven of Paddy Gormley's projects.
Click the link below the player for the Exciting Writing website, which is the gateway to a wider portfolio of Paddy Gormley's work, including an extensive on-line library of audio, video and audio-visual presentations.
Actors & Writers London, who gave the first reading and lots of encouragement
The trustees of Logos Theatre Company, who took up the project so quickly and wholeheartedly
Michael Baldwin, who created the costume designs and other artwork
Amber Raney-Kincade, who led the sponsorship drive
Stephanie Connell, who promoted the project on Facebook and Twitter
Tricolore Theatre Company, the project cheerleaders, who helped stimulate international interest in the project
French Radio London, who featured The Social Climber in their weekly arts programme (audio recording above)
The European Bookshop, London W1, who hosted a Q&A about the published playscript (audio recording above)
Librairie la Page and Institut Français who helped with the publicity
Paddy Gormley gratefully acknowledges the support of the wonderful friends without whom the world premiere production, the published playscript and this website would never have happened. (Click any link for the corresponding website)