Festival gives a chance to see new and emerging talent.
Hot on the heels of First Bite, Bite Size’s sister festival, China Plate present an eclectic day-long festival of work from some of the most original and intrepid theatre makers in the Midlands. The festival takes place at Warwick Arts Centre on Saturday 7th November beginning at 10.45am
The line-up combines performances from well-established companies alongside emerging artists, with some shows in the early stages of being made, some extracts and some fully-finished, giving audiences the chance to see an exciting range of work throughout the day. The Bite Size festival is partly a showcase but also offers theatre companies a platform to develop and shape work through audience feedback and for the first time this year will include companies from the East as well as West Midlands.
The festival will feature three completed shows: United Artists’ The Boy Who Bit Picasso, for young audiences, Lucy J Skilbeck’s drag king tribute to Joan of Arc, JOAN and a new work from Stan’s Cafe, A Translation of Shadows. Two companies will also present excerpts of new shows commissioned following the First Bite Festival earlier this year: Humanish’s Holy Presents and Stephanie Ridings’ The Road to Huntsville. Each were awarded £3,000 to develop their ideas into the work audiences will see here.
China Plate’s Co-Directors, Ed Collier and Paul Warwick, say “The 2015 Bite Size Festival offers a terrific snapshot of the most exciting work being produced across the Midlands. It’s the biggest line up ever and includes Midands legends alongside companies that will be new to many. We are especially pleased to be welcoming artists from the East Midlands and a handful of guest companies from the South East – via our 2015 partnership with greenhouse”
For tickets and other details, visit www.chinaplatetheatre.com