Welcome to Hotbed 2013!
Eleven years on from the first Hotbed, things have changed quite a bit…
This year we have once again teamed up with our long term partner, Cambridge Junction, but now we also have some new producing partners: The Colchester Mercury, Bury Theatre Royal and Soho Theatre, London.
Many favourites are still featured: our one-act plays, short works, guest productions and workshops. However, this year we are introducing a major new initiative with our What’s Up Doc? Commissions, as Thought Leaders collaborate with writers to create work on the cutting edge of contemporary ideas. From death and sleep to the moon and beyond, we explore and celebrate Thinking Through Theatre! Click the links for the festival schedule:
We encourage you to come to multiple events at the festival. Each event is individually priced, but to get the best out of the festival, why don’t you buy a weekend day pass, which will let you into almost every event (excluding workshops and the odd time-table clash!)?
Saturday pass: £30/£28
Sunday pass: £30/£28
There are only 50 passes for Saturday and 50 for Sunday, so get in there quick!
Box Office: 01223 511511
One Page Play Competition 2013
Entries are now being accepted for our One Page Play competition. If you are interested in writing, please send us your plays! We will be selecting 25 to be performed in Cambridge 11-14 July and 25 to be performed in Colchester 18-21 July. An overall winner in Cambridge will receive £125 to donate to a charity of their choice, as will the overall winner in Colchester. If you are 16 and under, then you can enter, our Young Writers’ One Page Play Competition. Closing date: 11 June 2013. Download our entry guidelines below:
Read some one page plays from last year’s Hotbed:
Poo Collectors by Sean McSweeney – Overall Winner 2012
Really Big Dreams by Valerie Fabre
Mopping Up by Clare Shaw
Ask A Silly Question by Jasmine Card