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Emerging Playwrights showcased at Foreword Festival this Summer!

The Space is showcasing four exciting, emerging playwrights are Foreword Festival.

At a time when it is harder than ever for new voices to emerge and be heard, The Space want to champion new talent and for this very reason, The Space are providing four emerging Playwrights a platform festival this Summer to showcase their incredible work. Foreword Festival will present new plays developed through the venue’s ScriptSpace programme for a week this June and July.

The plays are Labyrinth Diet by Laura Horton, Look Who’s All Grown Up by Abigail Chandler, Refuge by Katie Duncan and Misfits by Lekha Desai Morrison. Covid safety measures are in place and all audiences will be socially distanced, however, if you would prefer to witness this amazing new talent from the comfort of your own home, each piece will also be livestreamed with recordings made available on demand for two weeks after.

Artistic Director, Adam Hemming said:

We’ve helped develop some exciting new work through ScriptSpace, work that we really wanted to see staged. Foreword was created to do just that. Since their ScriptSpace readings all four playwrights have been commissioned by us for different new writing events, which is indicative of the depth of our belief in their talent. A foreword is an introduction, and this festival is another way for us to introduce the plays and playwrights to audiences. There are a couple of puns in the title too, obviously 4 new plays (four words), but we’re also looking forward to what these playwrights do next. The plays are all very different, but I think each of the characters go through a process, whereby they are looking forward too. It’s a festival full of hope.”

The Space is a theatre located on the Isle of Dogs, East London and all tickets can be booked online here