Menagerie Theatre Company

Menagerie Theatre Company is the leading independent new writing theatre company in the East of England. Based in Cambridge, we have been creating theatre for over sixteen years and have a regional, national and international reputation for the development of first class new writing for the stage. We seek out and support talented writers in order to develop and produce innovative new theatre. As well as touring widely, we run workshops, writer development courses and produce the annual Hotbed Festival in Cambridge.

Hotbed Theatre Festival 2016

Thurs 7 – Sun 10 July Cambridge Junction

The programme is almost finalised for this year’s Hotbed Festival and tickets will be on sale via the Junction Box Office at the beginning of June, so WATCH THIS SPACE!  As always, we have an eclectic mix of writers and artists, with some old faces and some new.

‘No Place Like Home’

Our community project 2016 is in collaboration with Abbey People, a community organisation working in the Abbey neighbourhood of Cambridge. Work will culminate in a performance at Hotbed.

Artists & Companies Hotbed 16

Steve Waters, Janice Okoh, Ed Harris, The Human Zoo Theatre Company, Sh!t Theatre, Pentabus Theatre Company, Motor Theatre, Corkscrew Theatre Company, plus many more!

Full details available at the beginning of June.

The Ideas Stage

The Ideas Stage is an initiative from Menagerie to develop creative partnerships with universities. Projects use theatre to explore the scientific, historical, political and cultural ideas which shape our world. More information

Contact Menagerie

Tel: 01223 403361

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