Litmus Fest 2017

Six companies will be given the space and time to trial new ideas, culminating in a weeklong festival of public work-in-progress sharings at the end of September.

Litmus Fest 2017 at Pleasance Islington

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Festival type: New performance

Region: London

About the festival

Every year in August, the Pleasance relocates to Edinburgh to run 23 venues at the Fringe, leaving their Islington venue mostly empty.

Litmus Festival enables them to continue providing meaningful support in London during this time, giving the six projects involved 2 weeks of research and development space, 2 days of technical play in their chosen theatre space, and 2 public performances of 30-60 minutes work-in-progress material.

Alongside this, mentoring and support is offered both from the venue itself and via peer mentoring schemes to encourage the artists to look to one another for support with their new practice.

Litmus Fest's line-up means that audiences can see 2 shows each evening, or 6 across the whole week.

For more show details, check here.


Starts:Tuesday 26 September 2017

Ends:Sunday 1 October 2017

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Pleasance - Islington

Carpenters Mews
North Rd
London N7 9EF

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