Theatre & Dance

First Bite Festival 2017: Evening Session 

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Sat 22 Apr | Evening session: 7.30pm | Tickets £6 (£5) | Day tickets £10 (£8) | Various spaces | Age 14+

…brand new theatre in the making

Presented by China Plate. Commissioned by mac birmingham, In Good Company and Warwick Arts Centre.

First Bite is back and it’s bigger than ever. Join us for a chance to see an eclectic collection of extracts and new ideas from some of the most exciting theatre makers working across the region.

The last of three First Bite events taking place across the Midlands this spring that will see regional theatre companies show work in progress, test new material and look for feedback to help them develop their shows. Three of the pieces seen across the First Bite nights will be commissioned by the festival partners and guaranteed slots at the Bite Size Festival at Warwick Arts Centre in October.

Alongside this will be opportunities to meet the artists taking part as well as key industry figures who will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about working in theatre or how to make work of your own.

Be there at the start and help us mould the future of theatre in the Midlands.

Attend all three events! First Bite is also taking place at Attenborough Arts Centre on 25 March at 7pm and at Derby Theatre on 7 April at 7pm.

Visit the First Bite webpage for full line-up, events and performance times at each venue – chinaplatetheatre.com/first-bite-bite-size

Evening Session Line-Up

The Unhidden Collective – Becoming Cicely
Becoming Cicely conjures up the magic that reveals itself when we come to terms with our own mortality.

LaPelle’s Factory – The Black Cat
An adaptation of an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's short story The Black Cat which upends the sanctity of the text and is likely to upset a lot of fans of classic gothic literature.

Rebecca Atkinson-Lord – The Class Project
Midlands-born director and writer Rebecca Atkinson-Lord performs her first solo show - about leaving the Black Country behind. It’s about the place you belong because you were born there; the places that are in your blood but also the places you adopt; that you pretend are your home and the places you change yourself to try and belong in.

futuretheatre – 90 days
It is 1972, President Idi Amin announces that all Asians have ninety days to leave Uganda. On the backdrop of prejudice and hostility, loyalties and friendships collide as Uganda attempts to create a new beginning.

Laura Ryder – The Bee Project
Bees are an indicator of a healthy planet and their current decline is a worrying signal of global environmental problems. Through movement and storytelling we dismantle the divisions between nature and humans, finding hope.

Day tickets

To buy a day ticket, please select one ticket for the afternoon session and one ticket for the evening session. The discount will be automatically calculated in your basket.


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