Litmus Fest 2018

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 the Pleasance Theatre

Image courtesy Pleasance Theatre

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.

Here are the shows, dates and times:

Finding Simon - 25th Sep - 26th Sep 6:45pm, 8:15pm

Theodora - 25th Sep - 26th Sep 8:15pm, 6:45pm

The Grand Scheme of Things - 27th Sep - 28th Sep 6:45pm, 8:15pm

Comrade Egg and the Chicken of Tomorrow - 27th Sep - 28th Sep 8:15pm, 6:45pm

Moonbird by Joyce Dunbar - 29th Sep - 30th Sep 6:45pm, 2pm

Eyecon - 29th Sep - 30th Sep 8:15pm, 6:45pm

For more show details, check here.


Starts:Tuesday 25 September 2018

Ends:Sunday 30 September 2018

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Pleasance - Islington

Carpenters Mews
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London N7 9EF

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