After 2 years of being unable to hold The INK Festival, it is back big-time in 2022, and with a NEW format.
The Festival is expanding into a multitude of different places around the town of Halesworth, offering performance spaces spread over 8 exciting venues including
The Cut, The Rifle Hall, MR King & Sons, The Halesworth Museum, The White Swan and more.
The festival is also increasing to 4 days for the first time.
Each venue will have hour-long performances of 3 or more short new plays, showing several times during each day. A day ticket allows you to visit as many performances as you wish, and so you can put together your own timetable of live theatre, poetry, talks and more. This way, we can help to minimise the movement of audiences, eliminating queuing, and keep the event as safe as possible.
More than 50 brilliant, short new plays have been selected to be performed by more than 30 actors. There will also be performance poetry, stand-up comedy, kids’ Play-in-a-Day, an art show in The Cut Gallery, a community stage with many locally written plays, talks and of course great food – the plan is to envelop Halesworth with theatre and live performance.
There are plays written by Miranda Hart, Will Gompertz, Artistic Director at The Barbican, actor Elliot Cowan as well as so by many first-time writers, of all ages, who have all created something special – selected from over 2000 entries.
Luke Wright will headline the exciting line up of performance poets who will perform throughout the Festival.
John Morton, the writer of the English version of Call My Agent (which launches in 2022 called 10%) will be in conversation with journalist Tracey Macleod. Peter Fincham, previously Director of TV at ITV, Controller of BBC One and Executive Producer of the hugely popular Clarkson’s Farm, will be in conversation with actor and INK Patron, Helen Atkinson Wood.
Each evening there will be a special comedy show with one of these fabulous entertainers – tickets for these evenings are £16.00.
Arthur Smith, Shaparak Khorsandi, Mark Steel, and Arabella Weir. Save the date!