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New developments / forthcoming performances

R&D activity and forthcoming performances of an award-winning and a 4 star production

Blank Productions
Civilization and its discontents / 11 movements for theatre
new writing for theatre

Link below to a short clip of video footage made during last year's R&D of 'Movement 9: Songs of the Chambermaids', from the play CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS / 11 MOVEMENTS FOR THEATRE. The sound quality is not great but it captures something of the atmosphere. This section of the work features text spoken and chanted over music for drum ensemble and lead instruments by Norwegian sampling percussionist and composer, Thomas Strønen. The piece was presented as part of Lewes Live Literature's R&D platform, Half Hour Hits (30 September, 2017) and features Marta Carvalho (Ana), Leann O'Kasi (Bo) and Melissa Sirol (Cressida). Videographer was Nicola Joy. See the video clip »

Songs of the Chambermaids. Still from the video by Nicola Joy.

Directing (Live Literature)
Zones of Avoidance
by Maggie Sawkins

A first performance on the Isle of Wight for Maggie Sawkins' multimedia production, directed by Mark C. Hewitt, that won the 2013 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Fusing the real life testimonies of addicts in recovery with vivid language and evocative film, Zones of Avoidance gives a powerfully moving account of a mother caught up in the drama of her daughter’s addiction. More about Zones of Avoidance »

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Photo by Nivine F. Keating © Morrighan Images

Date/time: Thursday 10 May, 7.30pm
Quay Arts, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight
Tickets: £10.00
Box Office: 01983 822490
Details and online booking here »

The event is also part of
Hampshire Festival of the Mind

Directing (Live Literature)
Roll Over Atlantic ☆☆☆☆
by John Agard

Caribbean-British poet John Agard's one man show, directed by Mark C. Hewitt for intercultural performing arts company Crosspath, visits York Theatre Royal in June for an event promoted by spoken word promoter, Tilt. Roll Over Atlantic revisits Christopher Columbus and his infamous 'discovery' of the New World in a mischievous voyage in verse (with songs) that mixes the tides of cabaret and calypso.

Read the 4 Star review from London's Southbank Centre »

R&D with John Agard & Tom Arnold
John Agard with musician Thomas Arnold during the making of the production.


Date/time: Wednesday 6th June, 7.45pm
Venue: York Theatre Royal, Studio
Tickets: £12.50
Box Office: 01904 623568
Details here »