Taking Flight Festival 2018

Red Dragonfly Productions present: an evening of 'Three New Plays, by Thee New Writers' from British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities.

Taking Flight Festival

Image: Red Dragonfly Productions

Festival type: New performance, New writing

Region: London

About the festival

Taking Flight Festival returns to London New Diorama Theatre on the 3rd and 4th June 2018 with three more brand new exciting family-friendly short plays after last year successful launch and sell-out run in London.

Six months ago Red Dragonfly launched Taking Flight: a competition aimed at finding three new short plays from writers within the British East Asian, South Asian, and South East Asian communities, and from the many entries the Red Dragonfly team chose three plays to be taken through to final production in a unique evening of theatre.

The selected plays are:

Khon by Michael Phong Le

The Vietnamese have a word for bending the rules ... it's called 'khon' - but Kevin is far more British than Vietnamese, and he has never really been any good at being khon, so when the Police come knocking at the door ...

Clarissa By Lekha Desai Morrison

Jasmine is getting married and this weekend she is entertaining her prospective mother-in-law for the first time, but she fears her favourite spicy sambhar won't impress the middle-class palette of the notorious Clarissa Cartwright.

But while she is worrying over whether she is a Jamie person or a Heston person Clarissa shows up on her doorstep with a disturbing request.

Taylor Swift's Dog by Samuel Daram

Yazmina wants to become a writer and Jia is a literary agent on the lookout for the next big thing, but just who is going to be the new JK Rowling?

And what has Taylor Swift's Dog got to do with it?

An insightful satire into the politics and prejudices of publishing.

This project is supported by funding from Arts Council England.


Starts:Friday 1 June 2018

Ends:Saturday 2 June 2018

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New Diorama Theatre

15-16 Triton Street
Regents Place
London NW1 3BF

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