Escapism 2020 – Plays to Perform at Home for All Ages

May 27th, 2020

Menagerie is publishing 4 new plays on the theme of ESCAPISM for you to perform and record at home.  Written in response to the coronavirus crisis and the ensuing shutdown, the plays offer you a chance to be creative at home.

The plays are written by Fraser Grace, Danusia Iwaszko, Craig Baxter and Vanessa Ackerman.  One play is for 1 performer, another for 2 performers, another for 3 performers, and a final one is for 4 performers.  Apart from the play for 1 person, all the plays can be performed by people of any age, from (about) 7 years and upwards.

We would like you to send us your recording of the play you perform.  As they’re written for audio/radio, there’s opportunities to have fun creating sound effects as well as performing the roles.  We aim to gather, and then release, dozens of versions of these plays from all over the region, the country and indeed the world!

HERE is the link for further information.

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  1. Veronica Thornton/Mirko Junkovic
    June 11th, 2020 at 14:22 | #1

    Sounds a really interesting idea, would like to be part of it.

  2. Menagerie
    June 11th, 2020 at 14:33 | #2

    And you can be part of it Veronica – pick your play and record away! Though please read the guidelines first…

  3. Suzie Thorpe
    June 15th, 2020 at 12:01 | #3

    Hello, wondered if you would like to have a guest slot with me on Cambridge 105 Radio either this Wednesday or Thursday morning at 11.30am to highlight your project.Escapism 2020 – Plays to Perform at Home for All Ages

    Best
    Suzie Thorpe – Cambridge 105 Radio – suzie@suziethorpe.com

  4. Patricia Davis
    June 19th, 2020 at 06:28 | #4

    We are a small group of retired people who occasionally get together in a play reading group. I am interested in this project and would like to find out more

  5. Cathy
    June 19th, 2020 at 13:38 | #5

    This sound fun I would be interested in being involved, I have been involved in performing before with the Slips, and also been on the radio on 105, this sounds good.

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