Out of the Wings festival returns in July

Mark your calendar for Out of the Wings Festival 2022, July 19th to July 23rd at Omnibus Theatre!

Out of the Wings (OOTW) will return to the Omnibus Theatre for its sixth annual festival of theatre from Spanish- and Portuguese- speaking worlds. Over five nights, presenting readings of plays in English translation and in the UK for the first time.

Alongside workshops, encounters with writers and translators, there’s the festival book-sale, and an opportunity to meet the OOTW team informally, discover the best of Hispanic and Lusophone playwriting, in a celebration of international collaboration and theatre in translation.

The selected plays for this year were announced during their Spring Kindling and will bring to the Festival plays from Spain, Argentina, Venezuela, Portugal, Mexico and Mallorca.

Find out more information here

Out of the Wings invites you to their monthly Meet- and-Read event

Global theatre translation pioneers Out of the Wings invite you to hear two play readings this Friday 27th May at 3.00pm BST.

In this, one of a series of their monthly meet-and-read events, they visit two plays by Colombian dramatist and radio pioneer Rafael Guizado: ‘Summer’ and ‘The Rooftop’, translated by Gigi Guizado.

The online event is free and all are welcome, you just need to sign up via the group’s email list, which you can do here

Watch the Orange Tree’s THE MISFORTUNE OF THE ENGLISH online for a limited period

From May 31st to June 3rd, the Orange Tree in Richmond, London’s acclaimed production of Pamela Carter’s THE MISFORTUNE OF THE ENGLISH is available to watch on demand online.

Guten Tag meine Herren und Frauen von Deutschland. We have travelled here from London, England. You may have heard of it.

On the morning of 17 April 1936, a group of 27 schoolboys, led by their teacher and newly arrived in Nazi Germany, set out on the first of a seven-day walking tour of the Black Forest.

By 8pm that evening, local villagers were searching for them in a blizzard.

You did say you wanted to take the scenic route.

Inspired by true events: a story of (mis)adventure and blind optimism, nationhood, and courage in the face of disaster.

Author Pamela Carter’s previous work includes the excellent THE END OF EDDY (Unicorn Theatre), LINES (Yard Theatre), and PAUL BRIGHT’S CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER  (National Theatre of Scotland). Director Oscar Toeman’s previous work at the Orange Tree has included the multi award-winning THE SUGAR SYNDROME (review here).

Watch online any time from Tuesday 31 May at 7.30pm BST until Friday 3 June 2022 at 11.59pm BST. Tickets available from £15

Find more information and book here

Independent theatremakers grasp THE KNOT!

This is your last call to sign up for the fascinating events in The Knot. Applications close at midnight tomorrow (25th May).

The Knot is a festival of ideas and conversations that creatives need to have. One year since theatres reopened, independent artists face many daunting questions – some seemingly unanswerable.

New Diorama Theatre (NDT) Broadgate, who work with many independent artists, know that these big, knotty questions aren’t being asked out in the open. They have created a one-week festival called The Knot which dares us all to leave the WhatsApp group, get out of the DMs, save our subtweets to draft, and engage together in the big conversations. However nervous we are.

For a week in June, freelance artists & independent companies are setting an audacious agenda, with bigger funded organisations attending on their terms. A bold programme of big-thinking panel discussions, game-changing workshops and mind-expanding speakers – plus theatre’s spiciest pub quiz.

Saturday 18 – Friday 24 June, the events are hosted at NDT Broadgate and online.

Sign up here

The Knot is a partnership between New Diorama Theatre, Bunny, Uproot and Culture Mile. All kindly supported by National Lottery funding awarded by Arts Council England.


THE FATHER AND THE ASSASSIN Image by Simon Sorted from NT website

Here’s another NT talks event you can stream live for free.

On Friday 27th May at 1.00pm BST, you can join writer Anupama Chandrasekhar and director Indhu Rubasingham to discuss their new production, The Father and the Assassin, with broadcaster and film-maker Bidisha.

If you miss the talk, you can catch up using the same link you will receive when you register for the talk.

To register for the live-stream, click here.