INK on the Road: 4 short plays

Thursday 19 April, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
£10 || £8 (concessions)
Box Office
01449 774 678
INK on the Road: 4 short plays @ John Peel Centre

The Best of the 2018 INK New Short Play Festival

For the first time, INK Festival, which features new short plays for stage and radio, is on tour visiting 9 locations across East Anglia, including the John Peel Centre on Thursday 19th April.

The 2018 tour line-up includes the world premiere of The Famous 5, a unique collaboration by a stellar cast of East Anglia’s most well-known writers, Richard Curtis, Esther Freud, Blake Morrison, Libby Purves and Steve Waters. These celebrity fans and friends of INK weave five magical tales from the same mysterious suitcase. This unusual piece is directed by a young East Anglian director Huw Brentnall, who makes his INK directorial debut under the watchful eye of INK’s artistic director, Julia Sowerbutts.

Three other pieces of theatre, chosen for their originality and brio, will complete this entertaining showcase of talent from the East of England.

The Kiss, by Millie Martin, reveals a brief encounter between an MP and a model in a 1960’s hotel room which turns decidedly surreal when his wife makes an unexpected appearance.

White Girls, by Madeleine Accalia is breath-taking stomp[JL1]  through the refugee crisis in Calais as witnessed by two brassy young girls, fresh out of university and brimful of middle-class cheek.

Cold Call, by Ross Dunsmore, when a call-centre romance turns unexpectedly sour as Rob can’t explain to his irritated colleague-cum-partner exactly where he was last night.

INK Festival showcases the best new, short scripts by East Anglia’s brightest talent from established writers to brand new voices. With performances of 27 short plays, for stage and radio, a musical, film screenings, performance poetry, workshops, talks, as well as a Saturday children’s programme –  it’s an immersive way to see and take part in new, innovative work. This year’s Festival has attracted some big names. The full INK Festival 2018 is on 7th & 8th April 2018, Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth.

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Doors open at 7pm, with the event commencing at 7.30pm. Age 12+

Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions*), available from the Box Office on 01449 774678 (10am-2pm weekdays, closed bank holidays) or online through our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (10% booking fee applies). May also available on the door (subject to availability).

Licensed bar.

Please note that this is a seated event, and seats are unallocated (although all with a good view).

*Concessions pricing applies to under 25s, disabled, and unwaged.

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