Third Day Preview
Red Teapot provided a very civilised start to the day at 10am with tea, cakes and networking in the Arena Bar. They’re around until 1pm to talk about life, love and theatre, so come down for your elevensies and catch some engaging conversation with artists and theatre professionals alike.
Soho Theatre will be helping you to develop your own voice in our workshop at 1pm – if you’ve got work you need to take to the next level or just want to explore the process of creating style, character and theatricality, this workshop is not to be missed. This is the last workshop of the festival, so make sure to grab it while you can!
5×5 will be stopping by at 2pm for another whistle-stop tour of their works. These five ten-minute plays are a brilliant and engaging glimpse into new theatre, and the eclectic nature of the performances means you’ll never be bored. This is their last performance at the festival, so come along and see it for yourself before they’re finished!
We’re on the edge at 4pm with our final panel discussion, which will be examining the avenues for producing new work and new writing. David Slack, Dan Herd and Steve Harper will be thrashing out the issue, and we’d be delighted to hear your thoughts too!
6pm sees our second round of rehearsed readings. In February 2012, we ran a six-week playwriting course at mac, and have selected four writers from this course to present their ideas for a one-hour stage play. Two of those writers, Liz Plumpton and Catherine Mee, will be displaying their works-in-progress tonight – come and catch these two stars on the rise!
7.30pm is Cuddles time, as Joseph Wilde’s darkly comic satire gets its second airing. Witness the two sisters’ battle for control that leads to a thrilling and horrifying conclusion. This play is set to be huge, so if you missed it yesterday make sure to catch it today while it’s still hot!
If you’re after something a bit different, come and witness the lyrical experience that is Sean Burn’s calyx. Follow the heroine as she attempts to free herself from the memory of her abduction, while at the same time trying to carve a new life for herself. This is a beautiful play that will leave you moved and impressed, and is definitely one to watch.
So if you haven’t already, come and catch us before we’re gone! It’s the perfect excuse to soak up some culture along with the sunshine!