Teacher’s play was ‘bound’ to be a success

Tina Jay
Tina Jay

A drama teacher from West Hallam had her work showcased at a prestigious arts festival held in London’s West End.

Tiny Jay, who teaches at Trent College, Long Eaton, had a new monologue entitled Bound inspired by her play Dog City performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the So and So Kick Up the Arts Festival which took place in July.

Dog City, a play about two young prisoners, was chosen and performed at the Lost Theatre as part of the One Act Festival in May, and, off the back of that success, Tina’s new monologue Bound was showcased at A Kick Up the Arts festival.

Tina said: “Having my work performed at the festival was a fantastic experience, and I’d like to give a big thanks to the actress and director Sarah Berger who set up the festival as part of her So and So Arts Club, and for the great opportunity she has given myself, and many other performers at the festival. It was so rewarding to find my performance so well attended, with invited directors and producers in the audience.”