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A performance of: Springboard Festival
27th March from 19:30 to 22:00
In the Auditorium

Day Three: Monday 27th March 2023 

A Night of Three Dramas


Drama - Exotic by Cassandra O Floresca

 An important new voice, Cassandra O Floresca, who submitted the work as a performance poem, with guest director Olivia Dineley, and Criterion Theatre company member Talya Rajagukguk (Jill in After Life). The first of five drama premieres in our festival.

'Exotic' is a critique of post- #metoo misogyny and the objectification and performative prop of an 'exotic' girlfriend, garnished with faux virtue signals.



Drama -  Sweet by Srabani Sen OBE


When riots erupt around them, corner shop owner Jaz takes in local girl Teesha to keep her safe. Grieving the mysterious death of her daughter, Jaz is determined to protect the spikey yet vulnerable Teesha. Trapped together, Jaz and Teesha discover that their lives are entwined in ways neither of them could have imagined. A shocking betrayal leads to unimaginable danger that will change both of their lives forever.
This premiere of a new play by writer and campaigner Srabani Sen is directed by Rachael Bellis and is a Dark Eye Theatre production. 
PLEASE NOTE: The play is suitable for those over the age of 16 and contains offensive language and descriptions of violence. 


Drama -  Rebellious Sisterhood by Karen Forbes

It is 1913. Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the Suffragette Movement, is recuperating at friend and fellow suffragette Ethel's country cottage, after a gruelling period travelling and speaking around the country. They are joined by ambitious, up-coming young firebrand Grace, who is being nurtured by Emmeline and is viewed as a rival by Ethel. Can Ethel and Grace unite for the cause and face new antipathy, and Laws, for Emmeline's sake?
This premiere of a new work by Karen Forbes (Edith in the Beginning and Barbed Wire and Teddy Bears), will be directed by Chris Ingall. Performed by Christine Evans, Dawn Morris and Alexandra VickersThis is a Criterion Theatre production.

Karen Ewing Rebellious Sisterhood

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