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PlayBox Takeover 2018

A creative day of new plays and conversations

Saturday 20 January – 2018

“Supporting North West playwrights and theatremakers”

Box of Tricks launches a day-long takeover of HOME’s PUSH Festival 2018 to showcase new plays from our current PlayBox playwrights and connect with local writers and theatremakers.

PlayBox is a year-long writer-on-attachment programme offering bespoke residencies to three early-career North West playwrights to write a new play with support from Box of Tricks.

PlayBox Takeover: Programme

10:30am – Writers’ Breakfast
Come join Box of Tricks and our PlayBoxers for coffee and pastries and a chat about how we develop new plays and support the next generation of playwrights.

12pm – Rehearsed Reading: 30 DAYS by Furquan Akhtar
It’s the start of Ramadan. Adil is consumed by guilt as his love and faith are tested to their limits. As fasting begins, will he survive the next thirty days and find the light of Eid?

2:30pm – Workshop: Touring New Work
A 90-minute workshop exploring the challenges and opportunities in touring new work across the UK.

4:30pm – Rehearsed Reading: MÖBEL by Patrick Hughes
Olive and Moss are moving into a new home and looking for a new start. But can their relationship overcome the challenges of depression, anxiety and flat-pack furniture?

6:30pm – Rehearsed Reading: LAND’S END by James Harker
Two girls, one thousand miles, no hope. A riotous road trip featuring death, dancehall and the redemptive power of Cliff Richard.

Supported by:
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Fidelio Charitable Trust & Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation

Creative Team:


Playwrights: Furquan Akhtar, Patrick Hughes and James Harker Directors: Adam Quayle and Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder

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Show Calendar

Writers' Breakfast | HOME, Manchester Saturday 20 January — 10:30am
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PlayBox Reading: 30 Days | HOME, Manchester Saturday 20 January — 12pm
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Touring New Work | HOME, Manchester Saturday 20 January — 2:30pm
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PlayBox Reading: Möbel | HOME, Manchester Saturday 20 January — 4:30pm
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PlayBox Reading: Land's End | HOME, Manchester Saturday 20 January — 6:30pm
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PlayBox Takeover | HOME, Manchester 2018
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