Amplify Festival is an annual celebration of artists from across the wider Midlands regions, and takes place this year from 18-21 October at Nottingham Playhouse. The festival will feature a host of new and exciting work from the region, alongside scratch performances, networking opportunities, workshops and panel discussions, it’s a place for artists and audience to come together to delight and invest in local talent.
Many events and shows will be BSL interpreted, so take a look at our listing, or their website to see what you fancy seeing or doing, and get booking.
(Amplify is a FREE membership for theatre-makers at any stage of their career – whether you’re fresh out of education, early in your career, or someone who has been making professional work for several years, we want to be there for you.)
Casino Zero – Croupier needs to buy a caravan for her and her ex-gambling-addict grandad, but she’s skint.
A Double Bill – 1. MUSHK – How do we communicate the dangers hidden within the waste we are generating to societies of the distant future?
2. ECO-BALL – A coming-of-age, environmental comedy
Tell It To The Bees – There’s an old habit of telling the bees of life’s precious moments and a gift for hearing what they have to say…
Restoration, a Double Bill – 1. WHATSHERNAME – Who was the first woman to perform on the English stage? 2. THE 17TH CENTURY SHOW – 3 comedic monologues with music
Clown Hour – exploring clowning.
Women’s Writes Triple Bill – 1. THAT FACE SHOULD FORM ANOTHER – “they f**k you up, your mum and dad!’ y’know…that poem”. 2. THE KING STONE – What is home? For Phil it’s the stars. 3. DYS – DYS is about waking up and finding everyone lied about who you are.
Festival Finale, a Double Bill – 1. LEND ME YOUR QUEAR – Queer Utopia layers disciplines such as spoken word, lip-sync, music, movement and more. 2. MY DAD WEARS A DRESS – A one-woman show about growing up with a trans-female parent.