RADA Festival 2018

Sunday 10 June 2018

Festivals - Shows

Three shows from RADA graduates showcase inventive and exciting theatre and performance in the 2018 RADA Festival from 27 June to 7 July.
Rada Festival 2018

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The annual RADA Festival is now in its seventh edition and brings together RADA graduates and a network of theatre-makers from different backgrounds and disciplines for an innovative and collaborative ten days of theatre, installations, forums and discussions.

The Festival enables participants to take creative risks, extend to new territories and tell stories in unexpected ways.

There are over 70 events in the schedule to enjoy with tickets starting at just £5 - check them all out and book tickets here.

Headlining the festival are three shows from RADA graduates showcasing inventive and exciting theatre and performance ...

- Knock Knock is the latest piece from critically-acclaimed Hot Coals Theatre;

- transfer of 5 star physical theatre/soundscape piece Lucid from New Public; and

- returning after a sold-out showcase in last year's festival, a full production of Natalia Rossetti and Samara Gannon's feminist confessional Always Right There.

Knock Knock at Rada Festival 2018

Image: Hot Coals Theatre

Hot Coals Theatre specialise in accessible work for d/Deaf and hearing audiences, and Knock Knock is also designed to be accessible for all ages too.

Knock Knock is a modern folk story for our times, a fairytale of love and longing.

This poignant and moving piece, using physical theatre, clown and mask, will capture the hearts of all the family.

Lucid, as a physical theatre piece, is movement-based, text free, and has no language barriers.

Lucid is a funny, insightful and at times disturbing journey into the strange yet familiar world of dreams, combining unique sound design, physical theatre and surreal humour to explore the hidden depths of our subconscious.

Here's the trailer ...

ActDrop reviewed the show in April 2018 at the Tritan Bates Theatre - read Peter Brown's 5 star review here.

Always Right There at Rada Festival 2018

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Set between two friends' cramped flatshare and London's poshest spin studio, Always Right There takes you for a spin through five twenty-something women's lists of experiences of abuse that aren't really bad enough to warrant talking about, let alone reporting.

All to a banging playlist.

There will be captioned and BSL-interpreted performances programmed across the run of Always Right There.


Malet Street

London WC1E 7JN


27 June to 7 JUly


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