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Stomping Ground: Stonecrabs Young Directors' Festival

Stomping Ground: Stonecrabs Young Directors' Festival


  • DATES & TIMES: Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 March, 7pm
  • AGE GROUP: 16+
  • TICKETS: £6 per show / £15 per night (3 shows)

    Stomping Ground: Stonecrabs Young Directors' Festival

    StoneCrabs Young Directors proudly present Stomping Ground, a diverse and dynamic three-night festival featuring nine short plays. 

    There are stories to excite and engage every single audience member, as each director reveals their bold, original voice. Jump on board and discover what it really means to be human in the 21st century.


    ‘Remarkable achievement for nascent directors and an event to look out for in the future.’ ★★★★ Everything Theatre


    There will be three short plays a night by emerging directors. You can book to see individual shows at £6 each or you can by a 3 show pass for the night which is £15, this allows you to see all the shows for one evening.


    Wednesday 15 March


    7pm    Francine Morgan directs The Shawl by David Mamet

    A wannabe psychic and apprentice plan to con a client out of their money; who gets what they came for?


    8pm    Emily Marshall directs Counting Stars by Atiha Sen Gupta

    Join Nigerian toilet attendants Sophie and Abiodun on their biggest selling night of the year: Valentine's Day


    9pm    Fernanda Mandagará directs The End Of All Miracles by Paulo Santoro

    A visually enticing production that approaches dementia with poetry and gusto.


    Thursday 16 March

    7pm    Beth Kapila directs Wasted by Kate Tempest

    When our time feels wasted we start to get restless. Danny, Charlotte and Ted are changing things. This is it.


    8pm    Chris Davis directs Passing By by Martin Sherman

    When Simon and Toby spend the night together, little do they realise the impact they will have on each other’s lives.


    9pm    Edwina Strobl directs Boxman by Daniel Keene

    Ringo, displaced from his African homeland, invites you to his cardboard home in a city park to share with you his most valuable possession…his extraordinary life.


    Friday 17 March

    7pm    Luke Howarth directs Captain Amazing by Alistair McDowall

    In the eyes of their children, aren’t all parents superheroes? Mark is inconspicuous, middle-aged, jaded- until his daughter asks him to make up a bedtime story...


    8pm    Sam Luffman directs After Liverpool by James Saunders

    An intimate romantic comedy examining the natural patterns in relationships, questioning gender and sexual politics. What would it mean to treat the person we are closest to as a stranger?


    9pm    Alex Prescot directs The Open Couple  by Dario Fo

    ‘Dario Fo’s tightly-written farce, deftly switches between comic and serious in a whirlwind 50 minutes of brilliance.’