Foreword Festival


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

Foreword Festival at The Space

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Festival type: Emerging talent, New writing

Region: London

About the festival


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


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


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


There's a shrine outside Anna's door.


Candles.


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.


Dates


Starts:Tuesday 7 May 2019

Ends:Saturday 1 June 2019

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Theatre


The Space


269 Westferry Road
London E14 3RS

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Current festival shows


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Upcoming festival shows


Delicacy

Previews from: Tuesday 7 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 11 May 2019

Mycorrhiza

Previews from: Tuesday 14 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 18 May 2019

Sink

Previews from: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 25 May 2019

Four O'Clock Flowers

Previews from: Tuesday 28 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 1 June 2019


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