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Screening of ‘Under the Weather’ and launch of Supporters scheme

November 15th, 2021

Under the Weather, a film by Steve Waters, received its premier screening at Hotbed in July 2021.  On November 15th, at Arts Picturehouse in Cambridge, we give a special screening of the film as part of our event, ‘The Gathering’.  At this event, we launch our Menagerie Supporters scheme, to encourage individual donations to Menagerie’s work.  As we emerge out of the year of lockdowns and online projects, we have set a new course for the coming year which deepens our investment in developing playwrights and their work.  This will benefit not only our audiences, but all those who experience their work.  The more that we can truly nurture talent, the the better it is for the future of new writing. Our Menagerie Supporters scheme invites people to get closer to the company’s work and – yes – to invest in the creative journeys that begin with our writers & culminate in Hotbed and our productions.   Please consider subscribing to our regular newsletter and find out more about about the Menagerie Supporters scheme by clicking here.


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Menagerie Gets Arts Council Emergency Funding

May 23rd, 2020

Menagerie applied for, and received, emergency funding from Arts Council England, to help us through this time.  It means that we can continue to be a magnet for new writing, developing work, mentoring writers and engaging audiences.

We’re getting straight to work with a participatory project – radio plays for people to perform at home.  Under the title ‘ESCAPISM’,  we commissioned 4 writers to come up with short plays for you to perform, either alone or with other members of your household.  The plays are written for audio only, so if you record them and send the performance to us, we will release the performances on a rolling basis via our website and social media channels.

Who can perform these plays?  Adults, children, teenagers….  We will publish them online and you will find a script for 1 performer, 2 performers, 3 performers or 4 performers.  We’re looking forward to hearing how many different ways people will create the sound of characters changing size, climbing inside the head of an unsuspecting bystander, and falling headlong into their memory bank….

Full details on how to participate will be on the homepage at the beginning of June.  Any questions, please contact


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