Past Transfers and Tours

In 2022 INK toured to 12 venues in Suffolk


 INK transfers 9 of the best short new plays from INK 2018/19 for a 2 week run in London at Tristan Bates Theatre.

After Prospero by Martha Loader

Another Suitcase, Another Hall by Richard Curtis

A Selfish Boy by Christopher Reason

Invisible Irene By Jackie Carreira

Mixed Up by James McDermott

Nina’s Not Okay by Shappi Khorsandi

Ping Pong by Ed Jones

That’s Great by Shaun Kitchener

Wellington by Scarlett Curtis

***** INK delivered one of the best theatrical experiences of the year . The Up Coming. *****A Main Player in the London theatre scene Upper Circle.   *****So cleverly written not even aware they were shorts West End Wilma.










 The second INK tour to nine venues across East Anglia with a selection of short new plays premiered at the 2019  INK Festival.

After Prospero by Martha Loader

Bus Stop by Dan Allum

Invisible Irene By Jackie Carreira

Mixed Up by James McDermott

Nina’s Not Okay by Shappi Khorsandi

That’s Great by Shaun Kitchener

The Sound Guy by Corin Child

Wellington by Scarlett Curtis

Small can be very beautiful – Suffolk can be very proud The Reviews Hub










INK on THE ROAD  2018

For the first time INK tours with 8 of the best shows from the 2018 INK Festival to nine locations across East Anglia.

Another Suitcase in Another Hall by Richard Curtis

Attic by Libby Purves

Cold Call by Ross Dunsmore

Life on the List by Esther Freud

Open/Shut by Steve Waters

Spooks by Blake Morrison

The Kiss by Millie Martin

White Girls by Madeleine Accalia

The World should pay attention to INK Libby Purves INK deserves a 5 star rating for its dynamic approach to the arts in East Anglia Theatre Bubble



By Esther Freud, Stitchers was first performed – a shortened version – at INK 2017, it was transferred to London in 2018 and ran at The Jermyn Street Theatre for three weeks with Sinead Cusack receiving outstanding reviews.

“.. novelist Esther Freud (Hideous Kinky) has chosen an unusual theme for her first play: the true story of Lady Anne Tree’s determination to give prisoners a practical purpose and increased self-esteem by introducing them to needlecraft.” Michael Billington
“Stitchers poses strong arguments for Fine Cell Work’s projects, Lady Anne Tree as a national heroine, and Freud’s skills as a playwright.” The Stage

Written by Tim Connor (music and lyrics) and Lia Buddle (story and dramaturgy), the British score includes cabaret favourite Back To School, winner of the Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize.


Another Northern Man

Written by Paul Kelly, directed by Susan Raasay, and premiered at the INK Festival 2017, Another Northern Man transferred to the Hope Theatre in London.

Andrew Murton, Creative Director and Actor at Hambre Productions says ‘we’re involved because the reaction at the INK Festival was so raw, potent and visceral that a wider audience need to experience this play. The Hope Theatre is the perfect place to make that happen.’



Written by Bill Cashmore, music by Denis King, directed by Julia Sowerbutts and premiered at the INK Festival 2016, Daughter was developed and transferred to the Pleasance Theatre in London.

“Condensed into just 55 minutes, Daughter packs quite a punch. This is a play about family and the importance of appreciating every second we have with the people we love – but it also reflects on the nature of memory and those “flashbulb moments” that stay with us forever, for better or worse. A powerful piece of theatre, both enjoyable and haunting, Daughter is well worth a visit.”
4* Review by Liz Dyer London Theatre



Written and performed by James McDermott, directed by Julia Sowerbutts, Rubber Ring started as a short play originally called Beached and was first performed at the inaugural INK in 2015 which also went on to win  Velvet Trumpet’s best new comedy award  at the Southwark Playhouse in London.  It subsequently was developed into a full length play touring  the country including  performances in the West End. Rubber Ring  is currently being adapted for a TV with Hat Trick.  

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.