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Untold Stories: A New Writing Festival
Sat 29 April 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
Following on from their first successful festival in February this year Untold Stories are back with
another exciting bill of new writing from a diverse group of up and coming writers. Once again we aim
to discover and develop new and exciting plays to inspire, engage and resonate with our 2 nd two day
festival, which will kick off a run of four more we will be presenting throughout 2017.
Presented by Untold Arts, a company that specialise in telling unknown stories from the past and
present day, the plays over the weekend explore immigration, fidelity, the loneliness of time, consent
and ice cream.
On both nights Untold Stories will present 7 new plays:
Sleeping Arrangements – Roisin Rae
Beth's on a business trip with her male colleague. There's one room booked. Are they really just
Scapegoat – Ian Grant
A political tragedy of power, love and punishment
Dreams of England – Amal Chaterjee
A parent responds to a child’s question about a distant country, evoking questions and stories of
borders, migration, belonging and gender
The Twighlight Zone – Suzy Gill
That feeling you get when you just know.
Cornet Solo – Ben Francis
Ianto is an ice cream seller with a jaundiced view of humanity. One average day he gets a request
from a very unusual customer that completely changes his world.
Tick Tock – Mark Lindow
‘Time, it’s a funny bugger. Not enough when you need it, too much when you don’t.’
Not Guilty – Rebecca Jones
A short, sharp, but completely human shock into understanding consent and affect, through re-
interpreting intimacy, love and community.