My Previous Work
Here is a bit of a description of some of the previous written projects that I have embarked on, and links where you can find out more.
The Faces of One Day - The Guest
Monday 29th July 2019 - Southwark Playhouse
One of 11 short plays that comprised an anthology play that collectively told the story of one person. The protagonist is someone in the audience, and we never meet them, hear no physical description whatsoever: what we understand of the protagonist we see from their relationship with the characters on stage.
The Guest, my contribution to the anthology, introduced Anna, a socialite, who is hosting her own lavish birthday party, Bill, a party guest, and Freddie, Anna's fiancée. Anna opens the door to an unexpected guest. Just who this person is remains unclear, but one thing is certain: Anna does not want this person here.
What happened between them? Did they have an affair? Were they responsible for somebody's death? Whatever happened, "Freddie mustn't know."
Mortal Mia - Flash Fiction
Short Story shared by Fictionspawn Monsters
In 2018, I was going through a phase of rewriting fairy tales. Mostly an analysis on various themes or exploring topics, but I wrote this one on the tube and it just made me laugh. I shared it on my blog, and was happy to know it was well received by viewers and shared elsewhere.
The Next Stop - Short Story
Highly Commended on The Writers' Forum Literary Magazine - 2018
wrote a short story in 2018 which was featured in a well known literary magazine. The Next Stop follows Ruben, a young boy, who navigates a white train station in an attempt to find his sister.
It was also the first entry to my writing blog.
Next Stop: Zurich - Short Play
Debuted at the Colourhouse Theatre, 2017
Later Performed at the Courtyard Theatre by the North London Actors, 2019
Carolyn and her grandson Tom are on a luxury train ride through Switzerland. They meet Abigail, who rides to a ski resort. On this brief but vital journey together, they learn one another's stories, and we see a glimpse into Carolyn's battle with dementia and Abigail's coming to terms with grieving for her fiancée.
This was my first play debut, and is currently in development for a full length one-act play.
"Next Stop Zurich is a cleverly written three hander which revealed the pains of alzheimer’s disease, cancer and loneliness. ...Mendum’s piece is tender and emotional."
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