In Summer 2011 it was Tom Everitt who took on the task of the mini festival with the one act play A Little Box of Oblivion
A woman puts a box down next to a stranger in a park, giving strict instructions before she rushes off, not to move, knock, tilt or open it. Passers-by offer suggestions as to what's inside, and what should be done with it- is it a bomb, a packet of deadly anthrax or perhaps a severed head? At last, exasperated by these highly opinionated people, the strangers shakes and rattles the box, only to be berated by the returning woman, who reveals all, much to their embarrassment.
Tom did a good job with his first taste of directing, although he had assisted with the direction of the previous year's summer show Hooray for Hollywood. Tom had an experienced cast and together they were able to produce a well executed comedy to which the adjudication was very positive stating that Tom should definitely direct again. Which her did with the played The Foreigner and The Ladykillers as well as his trilogy of summer shows (Hats of to the Sixties, Super Sounds of the Seventies and The Totally Awesome 80s). This was a fun little one act play what attraction Tom's attention due to its multi-festival awards, the play was well received by the audience and was certainly a positive stepping stone for Tom to move on to bigger and better things with the LEP...and beyond.
Cool Guy - James Wood
Woman - Alison Hartnett
Neurotic - Catherine Everitt
Doom Merchant - Dave Bowden
Amateur Sleuth - Ben Sansum