Home-made monologue earns praise

Published: 17 May 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Emma Eckton in The Past Keeps On Coming
Phil Pearson

A 13-minute monologue, filmed at home in Leyland, Lancashire, during the national lockdown, has already been watched extensively on YouTube and picked up enthusiastic reviews.

Leyland actor Emma Eckton, who has appeared in TV's Cold Feet and Emmerdale, recorded scenes for The Past Keeps On Coming in her bedroom before e-mailing them out to be edited.

The script is by Phil Pearson, whose play Blackpool, What A Sh!t Place To Die was performed around the North West last year.

The Past Keeps On Coming is the story of Rosa, a mother whose life has been shaped by a tragic event in her family.

Emma, 42, only received the script in late March and, since its release on April 18, it has been viewed hundreds of times and been selected for the international Lift-Off Sessions Film Festival. If it progresses, it will have a live screening at Pinewood Studios in London and Raleigh Studios in Hollywood.

Meanwhile, a Manchester TV producer has also recommended the film to Sky TV in London for consideration.