every seven years
by Jack Fairey
produced by Bedivere Arts Company
Polly and Marcus have been best friends since they were fourteen. They might even be soulmates. But life continues to push and pull them together and apart.
They stumble through the social chaos of their teenage years, the freedom of their twenties, the responsibilities of their thirties, and the midlife crises of their forties, navigating their relationships with each other, the outside world, and their own changing bodies.
every seven years is a new play told in seven year intervals. It asks what makes us who we are: our choices, our companions, or the very bodies we inhabit?
People say that cells regenerate. They die and become new cells. And they do so at a rate that means every seven years you’ve basically got an entirely new body. No cells remain from the person you were seven years ago.
Bedivere Arts Company is an emerging theatre company based in South East England, passionate about bringing stories to the stage that blend the old and the new to examine what it means to be alive here and now. To find out more, including their free series of radio plays, visit their website: www.bediverearts.co.uk
Press for this production
This play.. explores very relevant and important issues, which makes it stand out The coming-of-age themes interweave throughout, and there are some lovely references to being different and weird, whereby talented writer Jack Fairey, who also directs the piece, notes how people often avoid those who are sad, both literally and in terms of “not being cool.” This feels very relevant to today’s younger generations, and the peer pressure to be happy all the time to comply with that false perfect social media life… I shall be on the lookout for more of this company’s praiseworthy work in the future.★★★★ A Younger Theatre
the storyline combined with some nuanced performances, showing strength and vulnerability in equal measure, that makes for an absorbing and appealing experience.★★★★ London Theatre 1
a cracking yarn confidently told London Pub Theatres
In every seven years Bedivere Arts Company has a fascinating production that provides an insight into the impact of personality, circumstances and choices on people’s lives. Broadway Baby
I found in it a call to screw your courage to the sticking place that is all the more resonant because of the pandemic. Life is too short to be a bystander watching opportunities pass us by. British Theatre Guide
every seven years by Jack Fairey
Directed by Jack Fairey
Associate Director / Lighting Design Joe Malyan
Set Construction: Tim Howe
Stagemanager: Zoë Rogers-Holman
Produced by Bedivere Arts Company
Polly – Laura Hannawin
Marcus – Jack Cameron
every seven years online programme
Marcus Jack Cameron
Polly Laura Hannawin
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Writer/Director Jack Fairey
Associate Director/Lighting Design Joe Malyan
Stage Manager Zoë Rogers-Holman
Set Construction Tim Howe
Produced by Bedivere Arts Company
Jack Cameron (Marcus) is a London based actor who trained in New York at The Lee Strasberg Institute and at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His previous theatrical roles include Lewis in Glenn Chandler’s Custard Boys, Ally in Ian Grant’s political satire Stella Europa, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice (both for Bowler Crab).
Laura Hannawin (Polly) trained at East 15 Acting School. Theatre Credits: The Tempest (2020), Their Finest Hour (2019), Russian Roulette (2019), Subject to Time (2018), Sense and Sensibility (2018), Private Peaceful (2018), Romeo and Juliet (2018), The Importance of being Earnest (2017), Tragedy in the Park (2017), Macbeth (2017), Back to Blackbrick (2016), The Magic Finger (2016), Peter Pan (2016), This was the World and I was King (2016).
Jack Fairey (Writer/Director) is a writer, director and producer, as well as co-founder of Bedivere Arts Company. His work has been performed in London, Bath, Berkshire, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Jack graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, with a First Class Honours Degree in Drama and Creative Writing, and is currently completing an MA in Scriptwriting on UEA’s prestigious Creative Writing programme. Theatre credits include The Orator Trilogy (Writer/Producer – Radio Play Series, 2021), Wrath of Achilles (Writer – UK Tour, 2019), Getting to Know Katie (Dramaturg – Edinburgh Fringe, 2019), Subject To Time (Writer/Director – Studio Theatre, 2018), and Kiss Me Like You Mean It (Director – Studio Theatre, 2018).
Joe Malyan (Associate Director/Lighting Design) graduated from Reading University with a degree in Film and Theatre in 2008. Credits: Some Voices (Reading University, 2008), Pool no Water (Downside Up Theatre Company, 2009), Their Finest Hour (Studio Theatre Company, South Hill Park), Locker Room Talk (Reading Between the Lines, 2019). For South Hill Park Arts Centre: Nought and Crosses (2011), The Borrowers (2015), Peter Pan (2016), The Magic Finger (UK Debut, 2016), Macbeth (2017), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2017), The Railway Children (2017), Romeo and Juliet (2018), Private Peaceful (2018), Macbeth (Relaunch, 2019) The Tempest (2020).
Zoë Rogers-Holman (Stage Manager) is a stage manager who graduated from the Guildford School of Acting. Previous work includes: Alice (VAULT Festival), The Duchess of Malfi (GSA), Me and My Girl (Frinton Summer Theatre), Nell Gwynn (GSA), Dirty Dancing (G Live), Anne Boleyn (GSA), The Sea (GSA) and 3 Winters (GSA). She is thrilled to be working on every seven years with Bedivere Arts this summer.