INK – THE SHORT NEW PLAY COMPANY
INK is an East Anglian based Theatre Company and registered charity, that sources, develops, and produces, the best short new plays for stage and radio by writers from East Anglia, and beyond. In 6 years, we have produced around 200 new plays.
INK champions the short play, we passionately believe that the short play is not simply a highly potent art form, but a terrific medium to attract new talent and audiences to theatre.
The INK Festival is our headline event. Held every April at The Cut, Halesworth, in Suffolk we showcase over 40 brand new short plays, staged and performed by professional actors and directors. The Festival also features performance poetry, curated by one of our patrons, Luke Wright, talks and workshops by prominent writers and theatre practitioners, stand-up comedy, and activities for young people.
INK on the Road takes a selection of plays directly from the Festival to rural venues in East Anglia. Plays have also transferred to venues across the UK including London’s West End.
***** A really satisfying evening of entertaining and thought provoking theatre.***** A real triumph ***** INK explodes with creativity on to the London stage…welcome to the resurgence of the one-act play!
For 2021 INK will tour to 13 venues across East Anglia and with a newly commissioned play, No Ordinary Joe; No Ordinary Kennedy, to aircraft and war museums.
INK in the Community focuses on helping aspiring writers, whatever their age, experience and background to give them the opportunities to work with professional practitioners to hone their skills.Throughout the year INK offers a programme of workshops, talks and mentoring to aspiring writers and actors including:
INK Festival 2018 deserves a 5 star rating for it dynamic approach to the arts in East Anglia
Such an inspirational example of theatre bringing people together and being a community hub.
The world should pay attention to INK
INK opens your eyes to the extraordinary potential of the short play as a must-have live art form.
INK is unique among theatre festivals... like having all your favourite bands under one roof.
INK – a brilliant festival - unpretentious, gutsy and entertaining...
Last year's INK Festival was a revelation but this year's surpassed all my expectations. INK will surely create a legacy for decades to come!
...such a vibrant, engaging and unique festival... doing fantastic work to promote creative writing in East Anglia.
Such a buzz, so well attended and the variety of shows made it an entertaining kaleidoscope.
Hugely impressive ambition and enterprising effort... a fantastic showcase for up and coming talent.
LOVED the INK Festival. Short, brilliant performances in the coolest venue put together by the best creative team using the cream of Suffolk talent. May Halesworth be inked up forever!
So exciting to discover so many new plays at the INK Festival this year. A real pleasure to see them performed by such versatile performers!