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It's 1979 Again
31-08-2017

Ray Marlow has just bought a house on Bolton Road, West Leicester, having saved up a deposit from wholesaling Commodore F4146R programmable calculators.  With a personality like a bad dose of scabies, Ray has no redeeming qualities and even his brother Carl would see him dead. 

Getting under your skin is Ray's thing. He makes you feel as nervous as a choirboy alone with a priest.

Ray inhabits a world where iPhones are Trimphones and iPods are made of wood, three feet long and called radiograms.  Entertainment was typing 7l077345 into your calculator and showing it upside down to your mates whilst listening to the Fisters LP. In 1970 Ted Heath's government decreed that everything in the UK be either brown or orange and the miners went on strike in protest. Ernő Rubik invented the Rubik's cube in 1974 to give people something to do on the Three-Day Week but tragically that boat sailed before he got the marketing in place. Trousers were designed for people with extraordinarily fat ankles and some even thought patchouli oil smelt good. Those were the days...

After accidentally constructing a time machine and transforming a spare room into how it looked in 1979, when occupied by Ray, Leicester poet Mark Cooper and filmmaker Tom Knight are now making a short film about the last 24 hours of Ray's life. They need your help...

ACTRESS NEEDED

Or female actor, we're not sure which but if you're taking this linguistic dilemma seriously rather than enjoying the subtle mockery then you're probably not for us. We're looking for someone to play Kathleen the female lead and you will be between 25 and 40 or an exceptionally youthful 50 year old. You don't necessarily have to have acting experience.  

We're not looking for a professional because we won't be paying you but we are looking for someone who can put in 100%. Learning lines and delivering them in character is hard work but help can be on hand. Interested? Contact: mark@virtualventure.co.uk  for a copy of the script.

Mark Cooper

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