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Croissants, Worms and Chevalier d'Eon!

Croissants, Worms and Chevalier d'Eon!

There’s nothing better than getting to the office early and being greeted by your boss with croissants! I guess the early bird really does get the worm, and when I say ‘worm’, I mean super tasty croissant, yum!

Apart from being Menagerie’s wizard of social media, I have also (as of last Monday afternoon) been cast for a role in a new play ‘Chevalier d’Eon’ by award-winning, laptop-eating (there’s photographic evidence on our Facebook page!) playwright, Ed Harris. I’ve been in rehearsals this week and it’s been an awesome experience, as a fresh faced university graduate, it is amazing to be a part of one of the things that makes Cambridge truly great - it’s theatre scene. I’ve had the great pleasure of shadowing the Hotbed Festival’s Producer Mhari; she is truly dedicated to the festival, loves pranking Patrick and Paul and is an awesome mentor! 

As an Intern, my role is varied and I am involved in each corner of the festival; it's hard work but it’s more than rewarding. Well that’s enough from me, talk soon folks!

Jo Kinsella ¦ Producing inter

Hotbed 4 Weeks Away!

Hotbed 4 Weeks Away!

With Hotbed weekend now just 4 weeks away, we are full steam ahead on all fronts - the final drafts of the Young Writers’ pieces are coming in, auditions for the actors are set for next week, the call is out for the young persons’ One-Page Plays, the community project is really taking shape, the brochure is about to be published, Steve Waters is visiting the ‘jungle’ in Calais, Ed Harris’ What’s Up Doc? commission is ready, and...Cambridge Foodcycle have just confirmed that they will be providing the food over the weekend!  

I’m particularly excited about the Young Writers’ pieces, as I’ve been working with the group since January and they have all put an enormous amount of time, thought and soul into their plays.  We’re producing two of them: ‘Flog’ by Josie Dale-Jones, and ‘The Summer Before Everything’ by Bohdan Tokarsky and Maria Montague.   Both are a brave new step for their respective writers and we’re looking forward to putting them on stage before some eager audiences.  

Patrick Morris I Associate Artistic Director