Hotbed Theatre Festival at the Junction Cambridge

PUBLISHED: 18:03 20 June 2017

The Hotbed Festival of New Writing is at Cambridge Junction

The Hotbed Festival of New Writing is at Cambridge Junction


The Hotbed Theatre Festival, celebrating new writing will be at Cambridge Junction on Saturday, July 8, produced by Menagerie Theatre Company in association with the venue.

This year’s theme is: “What country, friends, is this?”, which of course you have recognised as a line from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the first words spoken by Viola after being washed up onto the shores of a strange land, Ilyria. It’s about identity, belonging and a sense of place. The writers have been invited to address that question.

This year, Menagerie will also present a large scale interactive, improvised audience participation event called The Journey and award-winning writer, Janice Okoh, will read her new piece The Letting Agent, exploring the current housing crisis in London. Janice Okoh won the Bruntwood Award for Writing in 2011 and her play Egusi Soup was produced by Menagerie in 2012 and 2014 to critical acclaim. There will also a a chance to make a play in a day.

Menagerie has been creating theatre for eighteen years and has an international reputation for developing new writing. The Hotbed Festival began in 2002.

10am–10pm, day tickets, £15, individual events from £1 to £5 for full diary see:

Box Office: 01223 511511.


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