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Egusi Soup Rehearsal Blog

January 29th, 2014

Rehearsals for the Egusi Soup National Tour kicked off on Monday 27 Jan. You can follow the action through our rehearsal blog:

 

www.egusisouprehearsals.weebly.com

 

And then grab your tickets for the tour!

Click here for ticket information.

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Sneak peek of the Egusi Soup set

January 23rd, 2014

Today, we had our first production meeting as a full team and it was great to get everyone together. In four weeks time, we’ll be opening at Theatre Royal Bury; here is a sneak peek of the set we’ll be taking on tour!

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Young Writers Workshop

January 22nd, 2014

We’ve got a fantastic group of budding young writers who will be joining us for our Young Writers Workshop this Spring.

 

Every Saturday from 25 Jan-1 March, we’ll be coming together to read and discuss our work. We’ll also be visited by a brilliant lineup of guest writers who will be leading a workshop on a play that has had a great influence on their own work. Guest writers include Craig Baxter, Suzy Marston, Carl Miller, Dawn King and Ed Harris.

To follow the young writers’ progress, click here.

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Greetings from the Egusi Soup Cast!

January 22nd, 2014

Rehearsals for our national tour of Egusi Soup kick off on 27 January and cast and crew are gearing up for an exciting couple of months.

Watch this space for an Egusi rehearsal blog where you can follow their escapades over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, click here for a greeting from the Egusi Soup cast and hear why they think you should come see the show!

Click here for more information on how to book your tickets.

 

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Reviews are in for the Hotbed Double-Bill!

October 21st, 2013

We are already into our second week of the Hotbed Double-Bill at Theatre503. Here’s what the critics have been saying:

**** The Public Review  ‘delightful’

**** Everything Theatre ‘three quick-paced witty scripts directed with energy and style’

British Theatre Guide ‘Jasmine Hyde and Mark Oosterveen are a fantastic theatrical match with palpable chemistry… a mini theatrical treat’

Evening Standard ‘endlessly fascinating’

Time Out ‘eerily beautiful and oddly poetic’

West End Wilma ‘original and thought-provoking’

The Hotbed Double-Bill runs until 9 Nov at Theatre503- catch it before it’s gone here.

The latest reviews for Menagerie’s work can be found here.

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Hotbed 2013

May 7th, 2013

 

Eleven years on from the first Hotbed, things have changed quite a bit…

 

This year we have once again teamed up with our long term partner, Cambridge Junction, but now we also have some new producing partners: The Colchester Mercury, Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal and Soho Theatre, London.

 

Many favourites are still featured: our One Act Plays, short works, guest productions and workshops. However, this year we are introducing a major new initiative with our What’s up Doc? commissions, as Thought Leaders collaborate with writers to create work on the cutting edge of contemporary ideas. From death and sleep to the moon and beyond, we explore and celebrate Thinking Through Theatre!

 

Click the links for the festival schedule:

 

Thurs 11 and Fri 12     Saturday 13     Sunday 14

 

 

 

Weekend Tickets

 

We encourage you to come to multiple events at the festival.  Each event is individually priced, but to get the best out of the festival, why don’t you buy a weekend day pass, which will let you into almost every event (excluding workshops and the odd time-table clash!)?

 

Saturday pass: £30/£28

Sunday pass: £30/£28

There are only 50 passes for Saturday and 50 for Sunday, so get in there quick!

 

www.junction.co.uk

Box Office: 01223 511511

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Hotbed in Bury St Edmunds

May 7th, 2013

 

Hotbed 2013 continues its tour of East Anglia, with two days at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. There will performances of two plays from the multi award-winning Irish company Fishamble – SILENT (on Tuesday 16 July) and FORGOTTEN (Wednesday 17 July).

 

Click here for more information and to book tickets.

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Hotbed in Colchester

May 7th, 2013

 

From Thursday 18 July to Sunday 21 July, Hotbed will move to The Mercury. The programme will include all of Menagerie’s One Act Plays and What’s up Doc? commissions, as well as the legendary One Page Play Competition, visiting performances from Fishamble: The New Play Company, Cambridge Devised Theatre and pop poet Luke Wright, and several other productions from Colchester-based companies.

 

Click here for more information and to book tickets.

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Hotbed in London

February 12th, 2013

 

Hotbed 2013 continues! From Tuesday 23 July to Saturday 27 July we will be at the Soho Theatre in London, where all of the One Act Plays and What’s up Doc? commissions will be performed for the last time.

 

Click here for more information and to book tickets.

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BBC Radio Plays Live

November 8th, 2010

BBC RADIO PLAYS LIVE: 19.00 Sunday 14th November

All plays have been commissioned by the BBC…

All plays feature writers and subjects from the East of England…

All plays last just seven minutes!

All plays performed live (sound effects ‘unall)!

Listen now

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