The Beautiful Warmth is a play written by English and Creative Writing graduate Adam Gilmour and directed by current PhD student Sean Gregory. The play is one of ten plays commissioned by the Waterside Arts Centre as part of their 10th birthday celebrations, which have been dubbed W10.
The play is set in 1989 and follows two fireplace salesmen, TK and Lucky as they race to secure a sale with the last remaining house in the small town of Whitworth, Lancashire. This dark comedy explores the relationship between humanity, consumerism and the desire for professional success.
Although the play was originally meant to be directed by Wyllie Longmore, he unfortunately had to drop out due to ill health. Luckily, Adam and Wyllie were able to enlist Salford graduate and current PhD student Sean Gregory to take his place. As Sean explains; “I’ve been attached to the play in some way for quite a while now (I read the first draft back in 2013) and I’ve been advising from the venue’s side as Theatre Development Coordinator for Waterside Arts Centre, so when Adam and Wyllie told me about the situation it felt like I was the natural fit.”