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New Dedicated Hotbed Festival Website

June 30th, 2016

See our wonderful new website HERE with all the information you need for shows at Hotbed 2016

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Hotbed Festival 2016 programming is nearly there!

May 26th, 2016

The programming is nearly finished and will be announced at the beginning of June.  Tickets will be available via Cambridge Junction website.

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Thanks to all involved in Hotbed 15

July 17th, 2015
Hotbed 2015 has come and gone in a blaze of new writing energy.  Thank you to all the artists, audiences and supporters who made it such an exciting and wide-ranging festival.  Highlights were the What’s Up Doc? commissions, led by Craig Baxter and Martina di Simplicio’s collaboration on ‘Pictures of You‘, the international guest artists Na Perone from Slovakia with their production of ‘Fasbuk‘, and the Menagerie Young Writers’ Showcase which closed the festival on a high.
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Hotbed Festival on sale now!

June 17th, 2015

Click HERE to read about all the individual shows on offer at the Festival.

Welcome to Hotbed 2015

This year, Hotbed (The Cambridge New Writing Theatre Festival) celebrates Youth alongside Experience in an eclectic and daring collection of new writing for the stage.

With international work, top quality professional commissions, Guest Productions, our ‘Made in Cambridge’ series, Young Writers plays and a variety of workshops, this year’s Hotbed does truly have something for everyone…

Highlights include, the newly commissioned Pictures of You by Craig Baxter on the ‘mental imagery’, emotion and the study and treatment of bipolar disorder.  The show is part of Menagerie’s What’s Up Doc? series of plays.  Also featured this year is the young, talented and ever popular performance poet, Luke Wright.  He will delight audiences with his stand-up gig but also make his theatre debut with his one man show: What I Leaned from Johnny Bevan.  En route to Edinburgh, Dugout Theatre bring their hilarious comedy The Sunset Five - a play about a pub quiz team who stage a Las Vegas style casino heist.

Our international piece of theatre this year is from Slovakia and is called Fasbuk (performed in Slovakian with English surtitles) by the company Na Perone.  The show is a mosaic of mini-stories, which invites audiences to reflect on a generation’s confessional statement about humanity.

These are just some of the highlights of the Festival to whet your appetite.

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Natalia joins Menagerie

May 20th, 2015

Natalia Hybsz joins us at Menagerie to help with Hotbed 2015. She will be helping out in the office and will be in charge of the One Page Play competition as well as the tea making. (We have discovered she makes a good tea!).

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Programming for Hotbed 2015 under way

May 8th, 2015

Some exciting collaborations are under way for Hotbed 2015.  Shows include Pictures of You by Craig Baxter, a piece of theatre all the way from Slovakia called Fasbuk, a gig from the talented Luke Wright as well as his debut play What I learned From Johnny Bevan.

For further information, click here.

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Hotbed 2015 Commissions announced!

February 3rd, 2015

 

Hotbed One Acts Commissioning Brief 2015

 

Hotbed What’s Up Doc 2015 Commissioning brief-1

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Sarah Crompton on board to produce bloom on tour 2015

October 30th, 2014

Menagerie welcomes producer Sarah Crompton into the team, to take charge of producing bloominauschwitz in 2015.  Sarah is a wonderful addition to the team, having also worked with NIE, Flying Eye and Night Light, and we’re delighted she’s chosen to work with Menagerie.

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Hotbed 2015 dates announced! Thurs 9 – Sun 12 July

October 30th, 2014

Watch this space for more information about Hotbed 2015

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Young Writers’ Workshops start on Sat 31 Jan!

September 21st, 2014

Young Writers Workshops – Menagerie’s workshops for writers aged 18-25, held at Cambridge Junction… now in their 3rd year.  This year it will run every Saturday January 31st – March 7th 2015.  Meet working playwrights, receive feedback and coaching on your current work, and have the opportunity to be commissioned for Hotbed.   Full application details to be published on our website soon.

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