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It’s not too late to join us at NEAT!

The NEAT 11 festival is now in full swing and TWP has hit the ground running!  Last night’s Momentum Scratch Night was a roaring success: there was not an empty seat in the house (save for the one in Katherine Boon’s deeply affecting piece) and the audience made some fine choices on which plays are to be further developed and presented again next week. Andy Barrett’s audio tour of the Lace Market Threads has also received a warm opening week with participants enjoying the mixture of history and drama set against one of the city’s prettiest areas.  LeftLion, the gurus of all things cultural in Nottingham, have offered both events great reviews, which can be read here and here.
Next week we are also very excited about our double bill of readings: Bygones by Catharine Ashdown is a pacey, witty and lyrical two-hander set in a hotel bar in Belfast in 1995 when the city is bristling with preparations for Bill Clinton’s visit.  In Premature by Mufaro Makubika, a young man on the brink of adulthood has overcome the challenges of his premature birth thanks to the support of his family.  The question is, can he hold on to this bright future when the family’s foundations are shaken to the core and the weight of responsibility weighs heavily on his shoulders?  The final few free tickets can be booked by calling Nottingham Playhouse on 0115 941 9419.
And we have been lucky enough to find some time see some other parts of the festival too!  Personal highlights so far have to be Gob Squad’s Kitchen and Blast Theory’s Ulrike and Eamon Compliant.  Both were wonderful, fun, smart, engaging, challenging – the list goes on.  Also looking forward to the Hatch programme…

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