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Hotbed Theatre Festival


Hotbed Theatre Festival

8 July 2017

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Hotbed Theatre Festival


Hotbed Theatre Festival

8 July 2017

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Welcome to Hotbed Theatre Festival 2017

About


Welcome to Hotbed Theatre Festival 2017

Hotbed 2017: What country, friends, is this?

Produced by Menagerie Theatre Company, supported by Cambridge Junction, this year’s Hotbed theme focuses on belonging, identity and a sense of place. 

Hotbed 2017 offers new and surprising short-plays from high profile writers - including Steve Waters and Craig Baxter - called Jigsaw Pieces.  Each writer will present 3 pieces that work as individual pieces but also interlock together as inspired by a common theme.  

Showcase play-readings include 5 talented, aspiring young writers from our region who have recently completed Menagerie’s Young Writers’ Programme.  Inspired by our Hotbed theme, they have developed their ideas and honed their new plays under Menagerie’s mentorship.

Furthermore, Menagerie is proud to present award-winning writer, Janice Okoh, with a reading of her new piece The Letting Agent, exploring the current housing crisis in London. Janice Okoh won the Bruntwood Award for Writing in 2011 and her play Egusi Soup was produced by Menagerie in 2012 and 2014 to critical acclaim. 

Finally, there will be an installation - Museum of Us - from a unique project called Activate.  This is a collaboration between young students from Coleridge Community College and 6 arts organisations from Cambridge:  Menagerie, Cambridge Junction, NIE, Fitzwilliam Museum, Museum of Cambridge and Kettle’s Yard.

Hotbed features plays and productions at various stages of evolution: from idea development, first-time readings, workshops and scratch performances, to fully fledged productions. As always, we are excited and proud to be curating and supporting work by established writers and companies alongside emerging, young and first-time writers.

 

Supported by:

Thanks to the generous support of: The Garrick Club Charitable Trust and the Thistle Foundation.

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