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TIME: 10AM-11AM
VENUE: J3
TICKETS: FREE (BUT TICKETED WITH A £1 BOOKING FEE)

Readings of new plays from Menagerie's Young Writers' Group.  A collection of new one act plays, especially developed for Hotbed.

Exit Poll by Tom Field

 Plastic Bags by Rachel Tookey 

 


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TIME: 11.30am-12.30pm
VENUE: j3
TICKETS: free (but ticketed with a £1 booking fee)

Readings of new plays from Menagerie's Young Writers' Group.  A collection of new one act plays, especially developed for Hotbed.

THE ETYMOLOGY OF LOVE
BY PHILIP WEBB GREGORY

Steam by Sammy Mann 


Staged reading

Nest

BY Rayna Haralambieva

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TIME: 1pm-1.30pm
VENUE: J3
TICKETS: free (but ticketed with £1 booking fee)

Menagerie Young Writer: produced by Menagerie

Two strangers meet and the exchange between them leaves a lasting mark on their lives. Nest explores the intriguing consequences of this chance encounter.

 


Workshop

writer's workshop

led bY james Mcdermott

TIME: 1.30pm-3.30pm
VENUE: boardroom
TICKETS: £5 (includes £1 booking fee)

Explore your ideas or find your voice in this practical playwriting workshop. James will also perform his own work Rubber Ring later in the evening. Workshop for early stage writers.


FULL PRODUCTION

museum of Us

performed BY Coleridge community college students

TIME: 3.30pm-4.30pm
VENUE: j3
TICKETS: free (but ticketed with a £1 booking fee)

Menagerie Community Project

The Museum of Us is a performance installation by students from Coleridge Community College, all about their creative relationship to Cambridge. This is a unique collaboration (Activate) between the students and six Cambridge cultural organisations: Menagerie, Cambridge Junction, NIE, Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettles Yard and The Museum of Cambridge.

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staged reading

THE LETTING AGENT

BY JANICE OKOH

TIME: 5pm-6.15pm
VENUE: j3
TICKETS: free (but ticketed with a £1 booking fee)

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? The housing crisis under the microscope with a comedy tone.

Written by ward-winning playwright Janice Okoh (Bruntwood Award Winner 2011), author of Menagerie’s Egusi Soup

This is a staged reading of a ‘work in progress’ prior to full production in 2018

 


Full production

sanguine night

by Bushra Laskar

Time: 6.30pm-7.30pm
Venue: j2
Tickets: £5 (includes £1 booking fee)

A Boileroom Production, directed by Vanessa-Faye Stanley

On a faded grand estate in central India, a family of five women are determined to survive in a landscape ravaged by a terrible accident; however, an uninvited guest arrives on their threshold to disrupt their precariously balanced house of cards.

A response to the rarely discussed 1984 Bhopal Union Carbide disaster - the largest man-made industrial accident of modern times - this play combines Western music and science with Indian folklore and dance to deliver a tale of globalisation and resilience.

Supported by ACE, Old Vic NewVoices, Park Theatre and Ovalhouse. 

 


Full Production

rubber ring

by james mcdermott

Time: 8pm-8.55pm
Venue: j3
Tickets: £5 (includes booking fee)

Written and Performed by James McDermott

Jimmy is sixteen, sexually confused and stuck in Sheringham. He’s screwed. Well he’s not actually: that’s the problem. Where can Jimmy explore in Norfolk? Rock pools? So when pop star Morrissey comes to London, Jimmy flees to the city to try and find his hero and himself.


Full Production

jigsaw pieces

by steve waters and craig baxter

INDIVIDUAL PIECES
TIME: 20 MINUTE SHOWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY (SEE BELOW)                          VENUE:J2
TICKETS: £3 PER SHOW (INCLUDES BOOKING FEE)

promenade performance                  time: 9pm–10pm
VENUE: j2
TICKETS: £5 (includes booking fee)

Menagerie Commission: World première

A collection of short plays responding to the question: What country, friends, is this? Funny, moving and relevant responses to THE question of our time.

Performed throughout the day in various combinations… finishing up with a large scale promenade performance.

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Jigsaw Pieces: One

By Craig Baxter

Time: 12.35PM (25 minutes)

Three short plays each using one of Feste’s songs from Twelfth Night as inspiration, Craig’s jigsaw pieces are explorations of arriving, leaving, not arriving, never leaving, compromising, competing  and keeping smiling when the rain is raining every day.

Craig is an established playwright and firm favourite of Menagerie with shows including national and international touring productions of Hard Sell, Let Newton Be! And Re;Design.

Jigsaw Pieces: Two

By Steve Waters

TIME: 1.35PM (25 minutes)

A director imagining her production of Twelfth Night; a surprise interrogation at the border; a late-night drinking session with national pride at stake.  Three new plays with songs, chants and rhymes to lift the heart and bare the soul. 

Steve Waters is a Cambridge playwright whose plays include Limehouse (Donmar Warehouse, 2017); Temple (Donmar Warehouse, 2015); Why Can’t We Live Together? And Out of Your Knowledge (Menagerie Theatre/Soho/Theatre503, 2013).

Jigsaw Pieces: Three

Devised by The Company

TIME: 2.35PM (25 minutes)

Three pieces entitled ‘Your Place or Mine?’ explore the notion of Place and Place-making. Where are you from? Where are you going? Where do you want to be? Who do you think you are?

This one is put together by Patrick Morris and Paul Bourne and the actors!

All the Jigsaw pieces

Time: 9.00pm - 10.00pm

Presented in various combinations – see all the pieces together.