;
SOCIETY SEARCH (max res 50):
ATD MEMBER SEARCH (max res 50):
BLOG
12:22pm - 28 Mar 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0)  |  0 comments
INK Festival brings Feast from the East – a celebration of the short play – to London

This May, INK Festival is going on the road and taking the best of East Anglia’s short plays to London in Feast from the East, with contributions from such writing superstars as Richard Curtis and his daughter Scarlett. INK is a vital platform for regional writing which celebrates the short play artform, and its London residency seeks to bring their work to a wider audience.

Over four years INK has drawn attention to the extraordinary potential of the short play as an under-utilised artform and has produced more than 100 new plays. The short play showcases how theatre can colonise new spaces, strange time slots, and different mediums, while providing short-form entertainment that captivates audiences. Feast from the East, in partnership with The Actors Centre, home of the Tristan Bates Theatre, continues the mission of both organisations to encourage new short plays. Each night in London will see eight brilliant short plays performed, from new writers to established playwrights.

Richard Curtis (Love Actually, 2003; Four Weddings and A Funeral, 1994; Notting Hill, 1999; Yesterday, 2019), one of Britain’s best-loved writers, will present Another Suitcase in Another Hall (2018), opening alongside daughter Scarlett Curtis’s (Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies, Girl Up, 2018) new short play Wellington (2019).

Accompanying the Curtis super duo will be a brand-new short play by comedian and author Shappi Khorsandi (Nina is Not OK, Penguin, 2016; I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, ITV, 2017).

Also in the incredible line up will be That’s Great! (2019) by Shaun Kitchener, Mixed Up (2019) by James McDermott, Dan Allum’s Bus Stop (2019), Martha Loader’s After Prospero (2019), and Sound Guy (2019) by Corin Child.

Julia Sowerbutts, Artistic Director of INK, comments: We are delighted that 8 of the best brand-new short plays which premiered at INK Festival 2019 are transferring to Tristan Bates Theatre for this exciting run. They have been selected from over 350 new submissions by new and experienced writers – all with East Anglian connections. Libby Purves wrote that “the world needs to pay attention to INK”, and the London run is a real opportunity for all this talent to shine beyond East Anglia and to develop the INK audience. What could be a better way to promote INK and the flexibility of the short play artform than a two-week showcase at Tristan Bates Theatre? We can’t wait to show London what is happening in East Anglia.


INK Festival: Feast from the East

Performance Dates: Tuesday 7th – Saturday 18th May (excepting 13th May) 2.30pm, 7.45pm – 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th May
7.45pm – 7th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 16th, 17th May 2.30pm – 12th May

Programme:

That’s Great! by Shaun Kitchener

Cast: Joseph Clayton, Will Howard, Ed Jones

Director: Paul Schlesinger


Wellington by Scarlett Curtis

Cast: Holly Ashman, Barbara Horne, Tessa Wojtczak

Director: Jane Zarins


Mixed Up by James McDermott

Cast: Will Howard

Director: James Christopher


Bus Stop by Dan Allum

Cast: Holly Ashman, Joseph Clayton

Director: Dan Allum

 

Nina’s Not Okay by Shappi Khorsandi

Cast: Amber Muldoon

Director: Jane Zarins


Another Suitcase in Another Hall by Richard Curtis

Cast: Ed Jones, William Kempsell, Amber Muldoon

Director: Julia Sowerbutts with Huw Brentnall


After Prospero by Martha Loader

Cast: Amber Muldoon, Tessa Wojtczak

Director: Peter Kavanagh


Sound Guy by Corin Child

Cast: Joseph Clayton, Will Howard, Ed Jones, William Kempsell, Amber Muldoon

Director: Peter Broad


Running Time 2 hours including interval.

Age Recommendation 14 +

Location: Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP
How to get there: The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden (Piccadilly line) and Leicester Square (Piccadilly line, Northern line).

Box Office: Tickets are available at £18, £10 concessions (students and seniors). Please call 020 3841 6611 or contact boxoffice@actorscentre.co.uk 

Twitter: @INK_Festival #PentoPerformance #INKinLondon #INKFestival #FeastfromtheEast

For more information, please visit: www.inkfestival.org 

(0)  |  0 comments
Log in to 'comment on' or 'like' Paul's posts
BLOG
9:21pm - 18 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
ENO’S THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE & THE MIKADO TO BE RE-BROADCAST IN CINEMAS THIS SUMMER

Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic operas will return to the Big Screen this ... (more)

BLOG
9:06pm - 18 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL heading to the UK in February 2020

Producer Colin Ingram (Ghost – The Musical) and the creators of ... (more)

BLOG
8:48pm - 18 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
National tour of BOEING-BOEING announced starring Tom Lister and Daniel Casey

Dan Looney, Adam Paulden and Jason Haigh-Ellery for DLAP Entertainment are deli... (more)

BLOG
8:33pm - 18 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
London's biggest theatre shows announced to perform at West End LIVE 2019

The shows performing at this year’s West End LIVE in Trafalgar Square hav... (more)

BLOG
8:16pm - 15 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
T'Shan Williams cast As Celie in Curve & Birmingham Hippodrome's The Color Purple

The first images of Leicester’s Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome’s p... (more)

BLOG
7:59pm - 15 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
Details of Wise Children's touring musical of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers

Wise Children’s adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers,... (more)

BLOG
9:57am - 15 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
COME FROM AWAY extends its run in the West End after winning four Olivier Awards

Hit musical Come From Away will extend its run in the West End until 15 Februa... (more)

BLOG
10:31am - 14 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
West End transfer announced for Tom Morris' production of Touching the Void

Following critically acclaimed runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngat... (more)

BLOG
10:42am - 13 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
Cast announced for Adrian Mole musical opening in the West End

Rehearsals begin today for Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian ... (more)

BLOG
9:32am - 13 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
Full casting announced for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium

Michael Harrison and the Really Useful Group are thrilled to confirm full casti... (more)

BLOG
11:02pm - 09 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
The Lehman Trilogy opens in the West End

Following sold-out runs at the National Theatre and in New York at the Park Ave... (more)

BLOG
10:05pm - 09 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(1) | 0 comments
Diana Vickers and Sara Crowe to join Shane Richie as Archie Rice in The Entertainer UK tour

New casting was announced today (8 May 2019) for the upcoming tour of John Osbo... (more)

BLOG
9:45pm - 09 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(1) | 0 comments
Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly & Wendi Peters join Jay McGuiness in Big the Musical

Wendi Peters, Kimberley Walsh and Matthew Kelly will star as Mrs Baskin, Susan ... (more)

BLOG
9:11pm - 09 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(1) | 0 comments
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY RETURNS TO THE BARBICAN IN 2019-20

AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and MEASURE FOR M... (more)

BLOG
10:15pm - 08 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
The Wolf of Wall Street world premiere immersive show to open in London

The Wolf of Wall Street is coming to London in a brand-new immersive productio... (more)

BLOG
9:48pm - 08 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
Stephen Fry announces first UK tour in nearly 40 years

Stephen Fry - one of the world’s greatest storytellers - will embark on h... (more)

BLOG
11:33am - 03 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
Michael Ball returns to his iconic role of Edna Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY

Michael Ball, the acclaimed star of stage and screen, is to return to his legen... (more)

BLOG
12:28am - 03 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag to play the West End's Wyndham’s Theatre this summer

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

BLOG
12:11am - 03 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
Brainiac Live to play a West End summer season

Brainiac Live! is delighted to announce that the show that laughs in t... (more)

BLOG
11:54pm - 02 May 2019
Bromley, Greater London
(0) | 0 comments
Lucy O'Byrne and Mark Moraghan to join UK tour of Little Miss Sunshine

Lucy O’Byrne and Mark Moraghan are to join the cast of the quirky off-Bro... (more)