If you’re up for it, then you can see eight plays plus the final of the ever-popular One-Page-Play-Competition-Athon on Saturday 4 July. Otherwise, there’s Anna Reynolds’ Stand by Your Van on 25 and 26 June and also on 1 and 2 July. The one-act plays are Flick to Kick by Judy Upton and Matt Merritt on 27 and 28 June and 4 July, Richard Fredman’s Four for Jericho on 28 and 29 June and also on 4 July and At Sea by Clare Bayley on 29 and 30 June and 4 July.
The three new full-length pieces presented as script-in-hand performances begin with Events from a Forgotten War by Fraser Grace. This is inspired by the writings of the murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya and plays on 27 June, 1 July and 4 July. Egusi Soup is a début play by Menagerie associate Janice Okoh on 3 and 4 July. Alison Faulkner is also a new writer; her theme in Prosperity 3 concerns rig workers in the Nigerian oilfields.
Guest productions this year are Our Share of Tomorrow from Real Circumstancea and Helen Mori’s A Pint for the Ghost both on 27 June, The Captain of the Football Team by Kenneth Emson on 1 July, Jeremy Hardingham’s Wittgenstein’s Face on 2 July, A Stroke of Genius from the PIT ensemble and Tasseomancy from Small Change both on 4 July.