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Hebden Bridge Arts Festival

Monday, 12 May 2014

Arts festival short plays announced.

Arts festival short plays announced

Shorts producer Ben Jancovich (centre) with
(from left) playwrights David Nixon, Rachel Connor and Aisha Zia

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival has announced the six plays selected for their Shorts season showcasing local talent.

The Arts Festival put out an open call in January for local writers to submit 15 minute pieces to be performed by locally based actors.

After a tough selection process the new plays will be performed in the Little Theatre under the watchful eye of Ben Jancovich who is producing the season.

Festival Artistic Director Helen Meller said: "In a town packed with writers it is not surprising the standards of entries was very high, so it was a tough task was to select just six to be performed.

"Each of the plays was selected on the basis of strong writing, and the actors can't wait to get stuck into the scripts."

All six plays tackle very different subjects, including David Nixon's poetic take on small town life, Rachel Connor's tale of two women undergoing IVF and Aisha Zia takes on the complications of family life.

Atar Hadari's imagines Paul McCartney's time in a Japanese prison after he was arrested for possession of cannabis in 1980, while Stephen Dodwell's has a novel look on Hollywood politics, and last but not least there is a comedy about Russian assassins.

The Shorts season runs from 27-29 June at Hebden Bridge Little Theatre and tickets will be available at the festival launch event in the Town Hall on Sunday 18 May.

Previously, the Festival on the HebWeb

  • HebWeb News: Comedian Simon Amstell to play Picture House (8 May2014)
  • HebWeb News: The Tiger Lillies play one off show at Hebden Bridge Arts Festival (10 April 2014)
  • HebWeb News: Festival seeks new board members (27 March 2014)
  • HebWeb News: Meet the Arts Festival team (10 March 2014)
  • HebWeb News: Local business invited for a festival cuppa (15 Feb 2014)
  • HebWeb News: New look for Arts Festival (31 January 2014)
  • HebWeb News: Budding Playwrights Wanted! (20 January 2014)
  • HebWeb News: Festival Board thanks Festival volunteers, and the HebWeb (21 July 2013)
  • HebWeb News: Latest from the Festival (26 June 2013)
  • Arts Festival Website

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