The One Festival 2018 at The Space

Monday 4 December 2017

Festivals - Monologues

The Space is once again presenting its One Festival - this time for its final running. 4 programmes of shows, with each piece performed by just a single actor. From 9 to 27 January 2018.
One Festival A at The Space

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The Space's final One Festival will run from 9 to 27 January 2018, a unique programme of bite-size theatrical gems, all celebrating the art of the solo performance.

Packed with unforgettable stories, bold new writing and world premieres from over forty of the most exciting theatre makers in the UK.

Expect eclectic characters, feats of endurance and darkly comic tales of deception, loss and love; the perfect theatre treat to kick start the New Year.

The Space prides itself on its dedication to diversity on stage.

That's why 68% of One Festival shows are written by women and 25% feature BAME artists.

Attracting diverse audiences, engaging the local community and nurturing emerging artists lies at the heart of what the venue does and The One Festival is part of its season of work championing socially relevant, inventive, accessible theatre.

The One Festival has long been a catalyst for the UK's best emerging writers, directors and performers.

Writers included in this year's festival have graduated from programmes at Soho Theatre, The Royal Court and The Lyric Hammersmith, with Directors from the Young Vic Directors Programme and artists from theatre companies such as Idle Motion, Cheek By Jowl and Tamasha.

Past shows that premiered at the One Festival include Sid by Leon Fleming, which secured two Off West End Award nominations and went on to run at the Above The Arts Theatre, Imogen Butler-Cole's critically-acclaimed Foreign Body and Natasha Sutton-Williams' Fringe hit Freud: The Musical.

The One Festival features 4 rotating programmes of work as follows:

Programme A

Celebrity, scandal and topiary collide in this evening of theatrical gems. Featuring a host of eclectic characters, all with unforgettable stories to tell.

Treasure by Laura Kaye Thomson.

Meeting Roman Polanski by Janice Hallett, performed by Jessica White.

Inside Alan by Mitch Day, directed by Anthony Houghton.

A Sweet Life written by Guleraana Mir and performed by Alice Langrish, directed by Mingyu Lin.

The Mighty Oak Conqueror written by Mike Carter directed by Katherine Timms.

Programme B

Confessions, fantasies and drunken fairytales.

A darkly comic evening of solo performances all written and performed by women. 

Expect feats of endurance, inner most thoughts and moral depravity.

Sweet Fade written and performed by Charlotte Powell, directed by Orlando James.

It's Not a Sprint written and performed by Grace Chapman, directed by Ellie Simpson.

Motherland written and performed by Naomi Joseph, directed by Rachael Black.

Perfect written by Rachael Claye, directed by Danielle McIlven.

Programme C

Expect the unexpected.

Inspiring true stories, real life encounters and stuffed animals.

An eclectic evening of solo performances where dreams are made and nothing is quite as it seems.

Home Time by David Hendon, directed by Paula Chitty  

Sixth Position written and directed by Louise Jameson, performed by Holly Jackson Walters.

Mansplaining: The Musical written by Mike Carter, directed by Saffron Myers.

Binkie and the Snowbirds written by John Dixon performed by Tim Blackwell, directed by Danielle McIlven.

Skyclad written by Serena Haywood, directed by Lou Mason, performed by Alexandra Donnachie.

Programme D

Looking for theatre that makes you laugh, cry and think, all in the same evening?

This programme may cover it!.

Witness life changing decisions, watch life pass you by and meet the boy who killed Christmas …

Mission Abort written and performed by Therese Ramstedt, directed by Claire Stone.

A Fallen Cigarette Butt written and performed by Stefanie-May Hammoudeh.

The End of Term Show written by Olu Alakija, directed by John Fricker, performed by Anthony Cozens.

Crossrail written by Philippa Mannion, directed by Jodie Botha.

Just One More Time written by Guleraana Mir, performed by Minhee Yeo, directed by Mingyu Lin.

The Space, London, photographed from the street in front of the building.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015


The Space

269 Westferry Road

London E14 3RS


9 to 27 January 2018


£12, £8 concessions

One Festival Pass:

Book two programmes for £20 (saving £2 per ticket) Book three programmes for £27 (saving £3 per ticket) Book four programmes for £32 (saving £4 per ticket).

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