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SATURDAY 9 JULY
TIME: 10.00AM – 10.45AM
VENUE: FOYER
TICKETS: FREE

Come and join some of the Hotbed Writers to chat about their plays and playwriting over a coffee and a croissant.


FULL PRODUCTION

YOU, ME AND THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

BY MARINA PALLARES

SATURDAY 9 JULY
TIMES: 11AM – 11.45AM, 1PM – 1.45PM, 3PM – 3.45PM, 5PM – 5.45PM
VENUE: BOARDROOM
TICKETS: £6/£4

Guest Show: produced by Acting Now, supported by Menagerie

An intimate performance about the consequences of the Spanish Civil War in the second half of the twentieth century. A challenge to the meaning of dignity, freedom and the risks of rebelling against the establishment.


FULL PRODUCTION

FLOG

BY JOSIE DALE-JONES

SATURDAY 9 JULY
TIME: 12.00PM – 12.50PM
VENUE: J3
TICKETS: £8/£6

Menagerie Young Writer: produced by Menagerie

Chinese lessons? An operation? Glasses? Three saleswomen are here to flog. But are the prices too low? Or are the goods just too dodgy? Do we need to remember that ‘flog’ also means ‘an arduous struggle’?


FULL PRODUCTION

THE SUMMER BEFORE EVERYTHING

BY BOHDAN TOKARSKY AND MARIA MONTAGUE

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SATURDAY 9 JULY
TIME: 2PM – 2.50 PM & 7PM – 7.50PM
VENUE: J2
TICKETS: £8/£6

Menagerie Young Writers: produced by Menagerie, directed by Patrick Morris

A thought-provoking verbatim play that brings to the stage the stories of (extra)ordinary people living through the revolution and war in Ukraine.


SCRATCH PERFORMANCE

THE LETTING AGENT

BY JANICE OKOH

SATURDAY 9 JULY
TIME: 3.45PM – 5.00PM
VENUE: J3
TICKETS: £6/£4

Menagerie co-commission: directed by Paul Bourne

A Landlord, a Tenant and a Letting Agent: three people, three interweaving stories, three points of view. Who is right? Bruntwood Award-Winning writer and author of Menagerie’s Egusi Soup.

Talk Back  |  Foyer  |  6.15pm – 7.00pm


Work in Progress

Transformer

by Tamsin Flower

Saturday 9 July
Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm
Venue: J2
Tickets: £6/£4

Supported by Menagerie: produced by StreamLyric.

A celebration of female transformation in film through a sensuous combination of drama and dance. StreamLyric joins forces with TrashDollys Dance Theatre to present an electric hour of sensory language, visceral movement and big Box Office stories! 


Full Production

Ross & Rachel

by James Fritz

Saturday 9 July
Time: 8.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: J3
Tickets: £8/£6

Guest Show

Ross & Rachel tells the mind-bending, heartbreaking story of what happens when a couple who were always meant to be together, gets together. In this disquieting duologue for 1 performer, 2015 Olivier-nominee James Fritz, takes an unflinching look at the myths of modern love.    
Playful, post-modern and devastatingly serious, all at once.Time Out


Full Production

Chevalier d’Eon

by Ed Harris

SATURDAY 9 JULY
TIME: 9.15PM – 10.00PM
VENUE: J2
TICKETS: £8/£6

Menagerie Commission: directed by Paul Bourne

Clutching the last vestiges of hope, follow one momentous day in the life of Chevalier d’Eon (1728-1810): French diplomat, spy, soldier and transvestite. An untrue story based on true events, inspired by the research of Dr. Joseph Harris of Royal Holloway - a leading expert in transvestism in early modern French literature.


Work in Progress: Live Playwriting

The Play About Calais: Act 3

by Steve Waters

Saturday 9 JULY
ACT 3
TIME: 10.15PM – 11.00PM
VENUE: J3
TICKETS: £6/£4

Produced by Menagerie: directed by Paul Bourne and Patrick Morris

Confused and disturbed by the ‘migration crisis’, UK playwriting stalwart, Steve Waters, goes to Calais on the eve of the EU referendum. Join him for a third night* as he tries to write Act 3 of a play about what he finds. Help is on hand from actors and you the audience. All Box Office takings go to Cambridge4Calais.

*Act 1: Thurs  |  Act 2: Fri  |  Act 4: Sun