Owen Lewis' new play, Salesman By Day, comes to town.

Salesman By Day
Owen Lewis Portable Theatre Company
The Walker Theatre
Wednesday18th July

Fran and David's photo is courtesy of the Shropshire Star

I guess the question is, when you put yourself under immense pressure to bring a piece of work you have created to the public domain, why? It’s a fair question and one that I will attempt to answer - after all I have a show on in the Walker Theatre on Wednesday night. This is a play I wrote whilst still living in Essex. Sadly at the time ill health took over and it was never staged. It became my goal to mark the end of my battle with hospitals and doctors to put this show on. That happened last July at the Shrewsbury Coffee house. The show was a great success and the O.L.P.T.C. had arrived in town. Since then we have staged three plays and will be performing on the Shropshire fringe too.

Salesman By Day is a dark look into the life of lowly salesman Adrian Taylor, a witty, affable man with a dark secret. What will his encounter with Stephanie Davies reveal? What is his secret? What is hers? Salesman By Day explores humanity at its darkest edges and in a very adult way deals with the horrors that can present themselves to ordinary people in sinister ways.

Actor David Wright who last week admitted on the BBC, that he came late into acting, wears this part like a glove. There is genius in his performance. Stephanie Davies, played by the beautiful and talented Francesca Romberg, is shown to be scarred, damaged and bitter. What is her problem? Taylor works hard to find out.

Salesman By Day is a work that I am proud of and it is a play which defines the O.L.P.T.C.  Let’s hope the cast prove this play to be worthy of your attention. See you there?

Salesman By Day By Owen Lewis
O.L.P.T.C.
Walker Theatre
Wednesday July 18th
Tickets £10 available at Theatre Severn Box office
01743 281281

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Owen Lewis was born fifty something years ago in the land of the black puddings. For the geographically challenged that is in Lancashire. Moving to Shropshire From 1970 Owen was brought up in Church Stretton. His first real job was in radio. After starting on BBC Radio Shropshire he became known on Marcher Sound, broadcasting throughout the North West for several years. After a university degree course in Theatre, Owen became an actor and went on to play "Pirate Bill" in The Alton Towers Hotel. He also made several television appearances. Returning to university he took his PGCE enabling him to teach. That saw him on the Essex coast as a drama teacher and latterly as a Creative Educational Liaison Officer making films and creating new teaching methods to employ on children in need of more help in their fundamental learning skills. Published playwright Owen ultimately wants a house boat in Amsterdam to focus on his work as Playwright and Poet.

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Hi Owen, Came to support your show Wednesday. The script was excellent and both characters, although different, were thoroughly engaging and played perfectly. A very strong story line and believable dialogue developed from a casual beginning. We look forward to your next venture and wish you every success.

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