THE FEAST FROM THE EAST: Best new short plays from INK Festival 2019

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The East Anglian Tour visited eight venues after The Festival.

Thursday 18th April  -7.45pm – Sir John Mills Theatre –  Ipswich – 01473 211498

Friday 19th April – 7.45pm- Headgate Theatre – Colchester – 01206 366000

Saturday 20th April – 7.45pm  – Headgate Theatre – Colchester – 01206 366000

Tuesday 23rd April- 7.30pm  – Sheringham Little Theatre – Sheringham – 01263 822347

Wednesday- 24th April – 7.30pm – The Garage – Norwich – 01603 283382

Thursday 25th April – 7.00pm –Westacre Theatre– 01760 755800

Friday 26th April -7.30pm –Fisher Theatre – Bungay – 01986 897130

Saturday 27th April –  5.00pm-Bradfield Community Centre– 01986 872555

Sunday 28th April – 3.00pm – Brandeston  Village Hall – 01728 685655 – Telephone only

 

The plays

 

AFTER PROSPERO by Martha Loader

Comic parable for our times set some 400 years after Shakespeare’s The Tempest. A storm is about to break over Prospero’s flooded island home. Squabbling sisters, Ariel and Miranda, are reunited for their father’s wake.

 

NINA’S NOT OKAY by Shappi Khorsandi

A night out on the tiles with 17-year-old Nina is fuelled by something far more potent than drink.

 

WELLINGTON by Scarlett Curtis

Three quirky women — granny, mum, and daughter — cram on the sofa and the watch the royal wedding on television.

 

MIXED UP by James McDermott

A comedy drama about music, mix tapes and feeling mixed up.

 

BUS STOP by Dan Allum

A clean-cut American is taunted and teased by a precocious lass as they wait for the last bus to the unlovely Green Hill Estate in Huddersfield.

 

THAT’S GREAT! by Shaun Kitchener

Rory is desperate to go out with Jake. His flatmate Harry is desperate to help him. So why does the plan go so desperately wrong?

 

THE SOUND GUY by Corin Child

A clumsy sound technician is having a serious problem with his plugs at a rally organised by right-wing patriots.

 

INVISIBLE IRENE by Jackie Carreira

Irene can barely squeeze into her old clothes yet she feels as if she’s physically disappearing. A trick of the light or is life passing her by?

 

 

 

Reviews

Thank you for bringing such great stuff to Colchester – we would welcome you back!
David King, The Headgate Theatre, Colchester

Some seriously gripping material and incredible talent. Thank you!
Audience Member, The New Wolsey, Ipswich

Superb – the writing, acting, direction – everything.
Audience Member, The Garage, Norwich