StoneCrabs Theatre are delighted to announce the Young Director’s Festival: Playdoh which will take place from 14th – 18th September 2021 at Southwark Playhouse.
In March 2020, just a month before the festival was scheduled, StoneCrabs were forced to move online and postpone indefinitely. Since that time the directors have completed extensive online training, fundraised, workshopped their shows with emergency Arts Council Funding and started planning for the return of the festival.
Join them for five days of storytelling and celebration. Each night will carry a different theme, showcasing directors’ short plays and time for an informal Q&A in the bar afterward.
On nights where there are two plays showing, you just need one ticket – just make sure you book for the relevant date!
Plus, when you book all five nights you get 30% off with our Festival Pass – just add the tickets to your basket and the discount will apply automatically.
Confinement – Tuesday 14th September
8pm: Chef by Sabrina Mahfouz, directed by Vicky Olusanya.
Cooking to heal the wounds of the soul.
9.10pm: Q&A session with directors and a very special guest (TBA).
Roots – Wednesday 15th September
8pm: House by Somalia Seaton, directed by Jessica Mensah.
House explores the essence of family, religion, sisterhood and truth.
9.10pm: The Sky Five Minutes Before the Storm by Silvia Gomez, directed by Catharina Conte.
A nurse and a patient receive a life-changing visit.
Politics – Thursday 16th September
8pm: Heather by Thomas Eccleshare, directed by John Livesey.
Fairy-tales cross into reality in a web of deceit and false-appearances
9.10pm: The Arsonists by Max Frisch, directed by Miranda Mackay.
There’s a stranger at the door. Can you smell smoke?
Language – Friday 17th September
8pm: Secret Thoughts by David Lodge, directed by Paloma Jacob-Duvernet.
A personal game between opposites to solve the mystery of consciousness.
9.10pm: Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons by Sam Steiner, directed by Robyn Horne.
Lovers confront the altered value of language when words are scarce.
Identity – Saturday 18th September
8pm: Tuesdays at Tesco’s by Emanuel Darley, directed by Harry Hancock.
One womxn’s plight to live authentically, but at what cost?
9.10pm: With A Little Bit Of Luck by Sabrina Mahfouz, directed by Simonne Mason.
It’s 2001 and we are here because of UK Garage.
We are simultaneously live streaming this production so that audiences can experience live theatre from the comfort of their own home or enjoy the performance in person at Southwark Playhouse. Please select the relevant option when purchasing tickets.
Roots: Wednesday, 15th September 2021
Please note that House by Somalia Seaton will not be live streamed, however The Sky Five Minutes Before the Storm by Silvia Gomez will, commencing at 9.10pm.
Politics: Thursday 16th September 2021
Please note that Heather by Thomas Ecclestone will not be live streamed, however The Arsonists by Max Frisch will, commencing at 9.10pm.
Identity: Saturday 18th September 2021
Please note that With a Little Bit of Luck by Sabrina Mahfouz will not be live streamed, however Tuesdays at Tesco’s by Emanuel Darley will, commencing at 8pm.
PLEASE NOTE: if you have booked with us for past productions your login in details will not work for our livestream events. This is because we had to use an alternative system to our normal box office system to deal with all the technical gubbins that come with livestreaming.
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