NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE PROVIDES STAGE FOR LOCAL TALENT WITH FIRST EVER AMPLIFY FESTIVAL
- Five day (9-13 October 2018) festival showcases performances exclusively by East Midlands artists
- Amplify 18 Festival also includes free workshops for local professional artists looking to develop their careers
TICKETS are now on sale for Nottingham Playhouse’s first ever local artist festival – under the Amplify programme – which takes place from Tuesday 9 through to Saturday 13 October.
Amplify 18 Festival is an exciting and eclectic mix of new writing, theatre, spoken word, music and workshops by upcoming professional artists who live or originate from the East Midlands and marks an important milestone in Nottingham Playhouse’s new artist development programme.
Behind the programme is Nottingham Playhouse’s artist development coordinator and director, writer and Nottingham local Beth Shouler, who has more than 15 years of experience in the industry and is passionate about helping talented artists reach their potential.
She said: “We were thrilled with the response to the call out and to see the variety and ambition of work being made by artists from the East Midlands.
“The festival line-up showcases artists from across the entire region and includes performances and works-in-progress from different artistic disciplines: spoken word, new writing, live art, devised, comedy and physical theatre. Not only is it an event to celebrate talent and see great small-scale theatre it’s also an opportunity for artists to come together, network, see each other’s work and engage with us as a building.”
The festival is also the first of its kind under artistic director Adam Penford, who also grew up in Nottingham.
Adam said: “We are delighted to be presenting Amplify 18 Festival here at Nottingham Playhouse. Celebrating artists based in, or originating from the East Midlands, including some of the hottest shows from this year’s Edinburgh Festival, is a brilliant way to open our spaces to local artists. As a building, we are hugely excited to welcome a fantastic range of work from the creatives in the Midlands to perform as part of this thrilling and diverse festival line-up.”
The Amplify artist development programme is open to theatre professionals of all ages, and all types of theatre artists are encouraged to take part, including writers, directors, producers and designers.
The programme includes advice surgeries, workshops, feedback on performances, as well as development time, scratch nights and plug in events.
For more information about Nottingham Playhouse, and to purchase tickets for the festival visit www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk
Festival line up:
|Tuesday 9 October||11am–12.30pm||PIPA (Parents in Performing Arts) Listening Event||Workshop led by Stephanie Sirr|
|Tuesday 9 October||1pm–2pm||Welcome||New writing from Hatstand Productions|
|5pm–8pm||COMMON: GROUND||Workshop led by COMMON|
|Wednesday 10 October||7pm–8.05pm||Double Bill: The Panic Broadcast & Pink Lemonade||Devised and Multi-disciplinary from LaPelle’s Factory & Mia Johnson|
|Wednesday 10 October||8.30pm–9.30pm||Soetry||Spoken word and music from Soetic Journey|
|Thursday 11 October||7pm-8m||The Distance||New writing from Ben Norris|
|Friday 12 October||1pm-3pm||Arts Council England, Funding Workshop||Workshop led by Claire Simpson|
|Friday 12 October||3.30pm||The Gathering||Workshop led by Laura Guthrie and Ben Norris|
|Friday 12 October||7pm-8pm||No One is Coming to Save You||New writing from Nathan Ellis|
|Friday 12 October||8.30pm-9.30pm||The Bee Project||Physical theatre from Laura Ryder and co|
|Saturday 13 October||11.45am onwards||Sit With Us for a Moment and Remember||Interactive one-to-one performance by the Lincoln Company|
|Saturday 13 October||12pm||Pepper and Honey||Croatian story and biscuit baking from Notnow Collective|
|Saturday 13 October||12.45pm-1.15pm||Orla and the Rebel Girls From Time||Children’s Theatre from Ruffians Theatre|
|Saturday 13 October||1.30pm onwards||A Collector’s Piece||Performance installation from Ollie Smith|
|Saturday 13 October||2.15pm-2.45pm||It’s Not Them, it’s You||Spoken word from Kieran Hayes|
|Saturday 13 October||3.15pm & 3.45pm||Running with the Moon||Spoken word from Ioney Smallhorne|
|Saturday 13 October||4.30pm-5pm||WEEJA||Live art from Jack Perkins|
|Saturday 13 October||5.30pm-6.30pm||A self-help guide to being in love with Jeremy Corbyn||Spoken word from Jess Green|
|Saturday 13 October||7pm-8pm||See-through||Devised by Claire Gaydon|
|Saturday 13 October||8.30pm-9.30pm||WOLF||New writing from Lewis Doherty|
Tickets start at £5 and some workshops are free to attend.
Box Office Information:
Box office 0115 941 9419