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    • 2 January 2021 - 28 February 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

      Short Plays for Short Journeys

      Podcast subscribers who enjoy listening to drama now have access to a brand new drama series: Short Plays for Short Journeys.

      This new podcast, created by Wild Duck Productions of the award-winning Wild Duck Theatre, showcases talented but unheard playwrights. Season one consists of four diverse plays including Brothers, by Matthew Huntington, a witty family drama with a sequel in Season Two due out in early 2021.

      The podcasts have been launched as a way to share, on new platforms, the professional work of this company led by Creative Director Susan Conte.

      Each episode has a different storyline and style, exploring the nature of the human condition and each runs between eleven and nineteen minutes. Brothers, for example, delicately yet with great humour, explores the pain and shame of infertility.

      Conte, whose recent work for Wild Duck includes “Things I know to be True” and sell-out success “King Charles III” commented, “With so many exceptional writers, we searched for ways to bring to life the work of these authors and combine their creativity with our company of talented actors and directors. “

      Producer, Fleur de Henrie Pearce, continued, “During these uncertain times it’s a joy to bring some escapism to our patrons who are currently unable to attend stage productions.  Podcasts offer an immediate theatre experience and with the varied running times, the option to listen on the move or when you feel like escaping to another time is available to listeners.”

      Season one is now live on major podcast platforms and is available to listen to here

      Donations to support the podcast and new writing can be made at

      For fuller sponsorship partnership opportunities with Wild Duck Productions, please do get in touch

      If you're a Writer, Director, or Actor looking to showcase and would like to be a part of future Seasons, we'd love to hear from you.

      We are also looking to collaborate with creative sound designers for Season 2 and

      beyond. For further information please go to

      ---Notes to editors---

      Wild Duck Theatre is a London based theatre company established in 2015, with a mission to produce high quality contemporary work, combining the best talent - experienced amateur or polished professional and often a mixture of both. Writers, Actors and Directors often develop their career ambitions by showcasing with us.

      For more information please contact or

      Wild Duck Theatre event

    • 13 January 2021 - 30 January 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

      Myths and Adventures from Ancient Greece, a series of four online children’s theatre shows written by Hannah Khalil

      Watermans is delighted to present Myths and Adventures from Ancient Greece, a series of four online children’s theatre shows written by Hannah Khalil (15 Heroines, Jermyn Street Theatre; Not The Gingerbread Man and Mrs Scrooge, Fly High Stories; and A Museum in Baghdad, RSC). Created for 3-8 year olds, Myths and Adventures from Ancient Greece will explore the tales of Persephone, Theseus and the Minotaur, King Midas and his Golden Touch and Pandora’s Box. The plays will be available to view online from 13 January 2021.

      Children will enter a miniature world full of exciting adventures, with the battered insect Hope as their guide. Hope journeys into the world of Ancient Greece to escape Pandora's Box, warn King Midas of his greed, seek Persephone in the Underworld and help Theseus to defeat the Minotaur. With charming designs from Sam Wilde (Fly High Stories, Hiccup Theatre Company), under the direction of Ian Nicholson (I Want My Hat Back, This is Not My Hat, I Found My Hat with Little Angel Theatre), this project offers an engaging and delightfully imaginative adventure to Ancient Greece. Ian Nicholson and Peyvand Sadeghian (Little Angel Theatre, Goblin Theatre) perform. Full details 

      Following successful forays into online events in live gigs and film talks, Watermans has turned its attentions to this commission for children because of its continued commitment to widening access to theatre among young people. It is also clear that many children simply won’t have that opportunity to visit the theatre over the coming months because of coronavirus restrictions and Watermans believes this poses a risk to developing future audiences. This commission helps to bridge that gap, bringing the joy of theatre into the home or classroom in theatre shows designed to be viewed online.

      Watermans chose the Greek Myths because of their enduring and timeless appeal and the way they address what it means to be human which can ignite interesting conversations with even the youngest children. The Greek Myths are also on the KS2 curriculum so this series is an additional resource for teachers who are looking to inspire their pupils.

      Watermans Art Centre event

    • 14 January 2021 - 30 January 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

      Pandora | Myths and Adventures From Ancient Greece

      In this new series of tales from Ancient Greece, children will enter a miniature world full of exciting adventures, with the battered insect Hope as their guide. Hope journeys into the world of Ancient Greece to escape Pandora's Box, warn King Midas of his greed, seek Persephone in the Underworld and help Theseus to defeat the Minotaur. In this first tale, we discover why there is always Hope in the world. Written by Hannah Khalil Directed by Ian Nicholson Designed and Made by Sam Wilde, assisted by Alana Ashley Music by Jim Whitcher Performed by Peyvand Sadeghian Commissioned by and filmed at Watermans, West London’s arts centre.Youtubelink

      Watermans Art Centre event

    • 16 January 2021 - 31 January 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

      The Crow’s Tale

      Due to popular demand, The Puppet Barge will be doing additional online shows this January 

      The Crow's Tale' by String Theatre


      Another chance to catch this wintery treat, and help pass those cold January lockdown afternoons!

      The Crow’s Tale tells the story of a Crow with colourful rainbow feathers that flies to the sun to save the world from an endless winter. Inspired by a Lenni Lenape Native American legend, and based on the picture book (of the same name) by Naomi Howarth, Crow embarks on a journey that will transform his appearance forever. Kindness, generosity and courage shine through in this seasonal snowy tale, retold using string marionettes. With a soundtrack of achingly beautiful original music, and accompanied by Howarth’s original text, The Crow’s Tale is a piece of moving and heartwarming puppetry guaranteed to delight adults and children alike.

      “It was hard to know whether to be amazed by the technical virtuosity of the two puppeteers, impressed by the beautifully crafted puppets, or wowed by the stunning stagecraft. In the end, I was simply swept away by an enchanting story, lovingly told..” 

      The Corn Hall Theatre, Diss Recommended for age 5+


      Puppet Theatre Barge event

    • 26 January 2021 - 30 January 2021Drama/Dance/Musicals

      Stones In His Pockets

      Subject to Government restrictions changing, TTC will restage Stones in His Pockets in Hampton Hill Theatre’s auditorium in a Covid-secure environment.

      This wonderful two hander, written by Marie Jones, will be performed again by Ian Kinane and Brendan Leddy, who not only play the lead roles Jake and Charlie, but 13 more characters between them.

      When Charlie, from Co. Antrim, and Jake, from Co. Kerry, meet as extras on a Hollywood film shoot in Ireland they strike up an unusual friendship. As the days tick by and their pay adds up they learn more about themselves, their local community and the people who have arrived in it than either would have imagined.

      The box office will open early January. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for the live date.


      Teddington Theatre Club event

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Wednesday 2 December 2020, 19:30
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Young Writers Festival Competition

Young Writers Festival Competition

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The Roger McGough Annual Poetry Prize 2020

Roger McGough

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