- June 2014
Behind Closed Doors Could there be anything better than living with your closest friends in a Mansion, being waited on hand and foot? Perhaps not; but all is not what it seems for this particular group of young people, when they realise they have no idea how they came to be in this house, and have no way to escape. That is until one harmless song and dance leads to a frightening revelation. Join our heroes on their journey to escape this sinister house, as they are tested to their physical, mental and emotional limits in this uniquely dark devised musical.
Adaption There is a door. There is a key. There is a choice. The Bluebeard legend continues to haunt us in films, stories and images. In this contemporary devised adaptation of Bluebeard each key has one owner, each door awaits the key that fits its lock, and each key-holder must decide whether to confront what lies behind the door, or continue to pretend their ignorance of it.
Improvisation I can hear a sound, a very small sound, a peculiar small sound. It is coming from me. It is me, making this sound, somewhere below my belt. And it doesn’t stop for days. The aroma of caramelized onion hummus. Caramelized onion hummus. I am having lunch with my cat. I sleep next to strangers on trains. I miss my Afro comb, I left it in my handbag when walking from the train. And then the heavens opened and washed me clean. Look at that handbag! I fall asleep in front of a report, my elbows type random sentences. Mus eple rart fiskekake potet Sunnmorsbunad. Hva er det jeg spor om? Hva vil du ha fra meg?
Anglia Ruskin is pleased to offer three original devised performances, created by 3rd year Anglia Ruskin drama and performing arts. Tickets can be bought on the door or online at The Junction website by searching Anglia Contemporary Theatre. Each evening will feature to shows. Tuesday 10th - Adaption/Improvisation Wednesday 11th - Musical/Adaption Thursday 12th - Musical/Improvisation
- March 2011
“if you don’t seize the opportunity to say something you will spend the rest of your life only ever talking to the people who talk to you first”
Presented by All In Theatre, Seize the Day is a pair of exciting and comical plays that tell the story of people who never thought they had it in them.
Jon and Len are roofers. Life is simple when you’re high above the passing world below.
But what if you look down at that world with a dream of a different view? What then?
A Head for heights is a playful yet moving play about forgotten childhood dreams, the pitfalls of growing up, lost ambitions and the dangers of dismantling scaffolding.
Then there’s lifeguards Sue and Carol. Day after day they sit and keep watch. Waiting for something to happen. Watching people. Never daring to say hello.
Treading Water is a gentle and poignant tale that explores how the fear of heartbreak can actually be more painful than heartbreak itself….and how sometimes a cup of tea and a malted milk biscuit isn’t quite enough to make it all better.
All In combine wonderful story telling, exciting and comical drama and great physical theatre to bring you an evening that is inspiring, funny and encourages us all to simply seize the day.
Written by Kathryn Duffy
Devised by All In Theatre Company
- June–July 2009
At the heart of the 2009 festival is the extraordinary Stand By Your Van by Anna Reynolds– an interactive competition play about hope, greed, endurance and a very big pick-up truck! Who is going to sacrifice the most to drive away with the prize?
There is something for everyone at Hotbed, from site-specific performances and live literature to experimental works-in-progress, including Chris Dobrowolski’s awe-inspiring Great Escape,about his adventures as artist-in-residence in Antarctica, and guest shows from visiting artists and companies from across the East of England.
Throughout the festival there will be premieres of new work, including one-act plays, full length readings and experimental pieces, featuring work by some of the UK’s best and brightest playwrights such as Janice Okoh with her comedy about Nigerian family life in London; Egusi Soup and Fraser Grace (Breakfast with Mugabe, RSC) with a new piece inspired by the life and work of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya; Events From a Forgotten War.
And finally; the audience’s favourite … the legendary One-Page-Play-Competition-Athon! At Hotbed 2009, all the one-page-plays are inspired by the theme of “Competition”: to find out how to enter a play visit www.hotbedfestival.co.uk or just come along and help choose the winner!
- January 2009
2for1 offer for Saturday. Quote 'Sonar' at box office. Inspired by the tragic event of 2000, when a Russian submarine, The Kursk, suffered a huge explosion that ripped the bow apart and sent the vessel to the seabed, Sound&Fury and Bryony Lavery will explore the unique experience of the submariner deep below the arctic seas, alone, contained, controlled and yet with Armageddon at their fingertips. Join us for this last stage of development before Kursk opens at the Young Vic in the spring. Each showing will be followed by a Q&A and opportunity to meet the company.
"An extraordinary piece of theatre. Form and content are perfectly married." The Guardian on Watery Part of the World
A Young Vic and Fuel Production. Commissioned by The Junction. Funded by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award.
- June 2007
Moist Von Lipwig is a liar, a thief and Ankh Morpork's last hope for a decent postal service. His only help is a clay golem called Mr. Pump, the elderly junior postman Groat and Stanley the orphan pin fanatic. He must take on the sinister Reacher Gilt and the board of the grand trunk who own a series of semaphore towers across the discworld. With these they can send a message across the disc in a matter of hours. Can Moist succeed where honest men have failed? Oh and getting a date with Adora Belle Dearheart would be good to.
- January 2006
Terry Pratchett Takes Shakespeares' Macbeth and the turns it up 'till the knob comes off. It's all there - a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the Murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three Witches. Granny Weatherwax (Intolerant, self opinionated, powerful) Nanny Ogg (down to earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naive, fond of occult Jewellery and bunnies)