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The Shy Manifesto
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A strong monologue play and bittersweet comedy drama about a boy who is fed up of being told to come out of his shell.

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Michael Ross is a British playwright, A graduate of the Royal Court's Young Writers Programme, he was shortlisted for the 2014 Off West End.com 'Adopt A Playwright' Award. In 2012 Michael was one of four playwrights chosen by the Writers Guild & RADA as part of their 'Plays of Innocence and Experience' development project, and in 2013 his play Saving Souls In Soho was selected to open 'The Band Plays On' festival of new writing at Greenwich Theatre. His work has been described as 'fun, sparky and full of ideas' (The Stage) 'very pertinent . . . fast paced and very funny' (Socialist Worker) 'pared and articulate' (What's On London) 'fiendishly sardonic' (Hackney Hive) 'fluid, clever' (British Theatre Guide) and 'well-constructed and thought-provoking' (London Magazine). Michael's plays have been performed at the Arcola, the Southwark Playhouse, Theatre 503, RADA, Riverside Studios, the Kings Head, the Old Red Lion and the Old Vic Tunnels, amongst many others. A Handful of Mustard Seed received a rehearsed reading at the Bush Theatre Library in 2010 with Paula Wilcox in the lead role, and his debut short film Dawn Rescue premiered at the 2012 Portobello Film Festival.

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Fun, sparky and full of ideas * The Stage (on 'They Won't Kill You) *
A sharp comedy that will make all us cogs in the machine laugh * Plays to See (on Happy to Help) *

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