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New work and forthcoming performances

Recent directing, a show on tour and new work in progress

Work in progress
Civilization (and its discontents)
new writing for theatre

Thomas Strønen with his student percussion ensemble at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo

Mark C. Hewitt's latest work for theatre, Civilization (and its discontents), is currently entering its final phase of development. In September 2016, Mark visited composer Thomas Strønen, a key collaborator, to discuss the interaction of text and music within the emerging production. Strønen's music includes tracks played and recorded by his band, Food, as well as sections composed for a student percussion ensemble at the Norwegian Academy of Music, where he is an Associate Professor. Sections of text written to be performed over this music by a chorus of three chambermaids are currently in rehearsal.

Live Literature
10 Mistakes Every Girl Makes in Her Twenties
by Rachel Shorer

Girls behaving badly

As the culmination of a research and development phase that began with two performances at New Writing South in November, Rachel Shorer will present her interactive spoken word piece, 10 Mistakes Every Girl Makes in Her Twenties, on Friday 10 February at a private residence in Kemp Town, Brighton. Confessional and explicit, 10 Mistakes is a thought-provoking exploration of f**king up in your twenties in the age of social media. One woman's revisiting of the the space between the smiling selfies shared online and the IRL experiences. Directed by Mark C. Hewitt.

On tour
Roll Over Atlantic ☆☆☆☆
by John Agard

Poet John Agard's one man show directed by Mark C. Hewitt continues its tour into 2017 with dates at StAnza Poetry Festival in Scotland, Black Box Studio in Cambridge, Norwich & Norfolk Festival and Rugby School. The production is a mercurial revisiting in verse and song of the notorious voyages of Christopher Columbus, mixing the tides of cabaret and calypso with irreverent satirical wit.

Read the 4 Star review from a recent performance at London's Southbank Centre »

Production photo © François Norris, 2015

Tour dates early 2017
Weds 1 March: StAnza Poetry Festival, St Andrews, Scotland
Thurs 27 April: Black Box Studio, Cambridge
Mon 15 May: Norfolk & Norwich Festival (Norwich Arts Centre)
Thurs 29 June: Rugby Arts Festival (Rugby School)