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Springboard Festival (2024)
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Sat 4th May to Sat 11th May
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Following the tremendous success of our festival last year, we present Springboard 2024 - a week of one act plays, poetry, music and art, bringing together amateur and professionals in one space, with in house company performances and community/Criterion collaborations alongside external artists, musicians and theatre companies, poetry workshops and art exhibitions. 

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Tickets for each night are just £10 for adults, and just £5 for under 25's and are available now. You can also purchase a season ticket which allows you access to each night for £40.

Sat 4th May: The Female Gaze

7.30pm - F***ing Feminists by Rose Lewenstein, director Olivia Marie.

.8.00pm - Carol Whitworth (Music)

8.30pm - Zero Hour by Andrea Mbarushimana

9.05pm - Kinver Players present Vita and Virginia by Eileen Atkins, director Richard Delahaye.

Sun 5th May: Diaspora

7.30pm - Starlings by Miranda Gold, director Jacob Wolstencroft            

8.20pm - Navkiran Mann (Poetry) & Wes Finch (Music)

9.20pm - Honey and Salt by Zsofia Hacsek, director Karen Evans

9.25pm - Zsophia Hacsek

9.30pm - Grace by Dean Sheridan, director Dean Sheridan.

Mon 6th May: Earlsdon Festival

FREE Community showcases and activities.

Tues 7th May: Who am I?

7.30pm - Side by Side Theatre present Follow Me… Alice? By Barbara Gunstone, Penny Amis and Sian Hampton, musical director Rob Parish and artistic director Sian Hampton.

7.50pm - Wes Finch and the Mechanicals (Music) & Emilie Lauren Jones (Poetry)

8.40pm - Meet me at the Nightingale by Andrew Sharpe, director Helen Withers.

9.20pm - Honey and Salt by Zsofia Hacsek, director Karen Evans.

9.25pm - Olugbemi Moronfolu

9.30pm - Grace by Dean Sheridan, director Dean Sheridan.

Wed 8th May: On Contemplation of Mortality

7.30pm - We are Poetry Nation

8.05pm - Amit Datani (music)

8.40pm - Meet me at the Nightingale by Andrew Sharpe, director Helen Withers

9.20pm - Honey and Salt by Zsofia Hacsek, director Karen Evans.

9.25pm - Neslihan Ozar

9.30pm - Grace by Dean Sheridan, director Dean Sheridan.

Thu 9th May: Gender and Control

7.30pm - F***ing Feminists by Rose Lewenstein, director Olivia Marie.

8.00pm - Stylusboy (Music)

8.40pm - Tituba by Winsome Pinnock, director Deb Relton-Elves. 

9.20pm - Mr Incredible by Camilla Whitehill, director Gennie Holmes.

Fri 10th May: The Day Everything Changed

7.30pm - Meet me at the Nightingale by Andrew Sharpe, director Helen Withers.

7.50pm - Lauren South (Music)

8.20pm - Jasmine Gardosi (poetry)

8.40pm - Tituba by Winsome Pinnock, director Deb Relton-Elves. 

9.20pm - Mr Incredible by Camilla Whitehill, director Gennie Holmes. 

Sat 11th May: Finale

7.30pm - F***ing Feminists by Rose Lewenstein, director Olivia Marie.

7.55pm - Christy Ng (poetry)

8.00pm - Carol Whitworth and Wes Finch (Music)

8.40pm - Tituba by Winsome Pinnock, director Deb Relton-Elves. 

9.20pm - Mr Incredible by Camilla Whitehill, director Gennie Holmes. 

Plus more to be announced. Programme subject to change.

 

EDI Assessment

The Criterion Theatre is committed to producing diverse and inclusive art and serving as a catalyst for community creation. Each day of the festival will see two or three acts of contrasting and complimentary genres. It will include drama, new writing, poetry and spoken word, multi-media perfomances and musical offerings, plus there will be accompanying art exhibitions and installations. There is an explicit intention within programming to include as wide a diversity of stories, and to be as inclusive, as possible.

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