Foreword Festival at The Space

Thursday 4 April 2019

Emerging talent - New writing

The Foreword Festival is The Space's premier new writing festival, presenting the debut plays of four promising playwrights, celebrating the brightest in emerging stage talent.
Foreword Festival at The Space

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The Foreword Festival is The Space's premier new writing festival, presenting the debut plays of four promising playwrights.

The festival features monstrous families, dark comedies, wonky house parties and hope on a London street corner from the brightest in rising stage talent.

Foreward Festival will be at The Space from 7 May to 1 June 2019.

Here's a summary of the four plays on offer during the festival ...

Delicacy by Mark Jones - 7 May to 11 May, 7.30pm

Directed by Sammy Glover (Resident Director at Almeida Theatre and Associate Director at The Big House Theatre)

When it's reported in the press that the Gibson family have been embroiled in a gruesome neighbourhood murder, their lives are thrown into turmoil.

In a TV interview they attempt to gain sympathy from the public, and manage to offend the entire UK population.

A deliciously dark comedy about a normal family who try not to become monsters ... and fail.

Mycorrhiza by Luke Stapleton - 14 May to 18 May, 7.30pm

Directed by award winning Director Sepy Baghaei (Little Women, Space Productions and Artistic Director of Suitcase Civilians)

Dean and Alicia are stranded on a remote Scottish island.

The tide has come in and the Nik Naks have run out.

But by digging up the past they uncover painful traumas, the roots of which go deep.

A universal black comedy about an unlikely friendship.

Sink by Tobias Graham - 21 May to 25 May, 7.30pm

Directed by Patrick Bone (Assistant to the Directors, The Inheritance and Director of The Revolution will be Televised, Above the Arts)

In the wonky haze of a bathroom at a house party, a group of friends discover sex, drugs, and whether you can still be manly with a glittery butterfly drawn on your face.

Painfully awkward, funny and tragic this a raucous celebration of young love and gender identity.

Four O'Clock Flowers by Louise Breckon Richard - 28 May to 1 June, 7.30

Directed by Kesia Guillery (SLUTS, Voila Festival and Knitters in the Gutter, Lost Theatre)

There's a shrine outside Anna's door.


Empty energy drinks.

A photograph of a teenage boy.

As the crowds finally drift away, one woman remains and Anna has no choice to listen to what she has to say.

A moving exploration of knife crime and the impact it has on the families who experience it.


The Space

269 Westferry Road

London E14 3RS


7 May to 1 June 2019


£15.00 / £12.00 / £10.00 (members)


The Space website (for booking and more details)

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