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UoE Launch Festival (Studio Performances)

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University of Essex Colchester Campus

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester

CO4 3SQ

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**Please pick the show you are attending from the 'SELECT A DATE' box at the right hand side of this page**

Welcome to the University of Essex Launch Festival 2018!

The Launch Festival is brand new for this year and is made up of numerous performances, displays, readings and much more!

Students have been working on their projects for many months now as these are assessed pieces of work all leading up to these few days!

Please be aware that for ALL performances, THERE IS A STRICT NO LATECOMER POLICY.

On the Wednesday, the studio performances are -


10:15 - Lakeside Theatre Studio - Catherine Garton - 'The Blue Hats'

'The Blue Hats' is a one woman piece exploring the exploitation of power by the United Nations Peacekeepers. Using physical theatre, it’s aim is to embody the atrocities felt by the vulnerable civilians who are waiting for their justice. What is the cost of Peace?


11:15 - Lakeside Theatre Studio - Victoria Crow

Details TBC.


12:15 - Lakeside Theatre Studio - Ryan Cogman - 'Japanese Rakugo'

Japanese Rakugo is a 400 year old traditional of comical storytelling. Through the typical Japanese sense of minimalism, the rakugo storyteller invites their audience into an immersive world of humour and fun with only a Japanese paper folding fan, a hand-towel, subtle gestures and change of voice at their disposal.

Brought to you by a passionate Essex Drama Student, Ryan Cogman will be performing one contemporary and one traditional rakugo story after talking about his experience in Japan in a rakugo style.


14:15 - Lakeside Theatre Studio - Katrina Howat - 'Hedda Gabler'

Details TBC.


15:15 - Lakeside Theatre Studio - Anthony Mouzourides

Details TBC.


16:15 - Lakeside Theatre Studio - Benjamin Jennings - 'Who Am I?'

An original piece of theatre with a twist. The piece follows a man on his journey to recover his memories and find out who he is. The twist is that he is completely aware that he is simply a character in a play who has no control of his own destiny.


17:15 - Lakeside Theatre Studio - Harriet Spinks - 'Mrs M and the Medea Complex'

The story revolves around a woman named Mrs M, who suffers from the symptoms of OCD and intrusive thoughts. She spends the majority of her live stuck in one room battling with the voices of her head, as well as trying to overcome her fear of hurting her children. But when of object from her past comes back to haunt her, she is suddenly confronted with the decision of whether she should stand up to her fears or try to find a way around it.

Note: scenes contain themes of mental health that some viewers might find upsetting.


19:15 - Lakeside Theatre Studio - Yiga Cowie - 'The Audition'

Details TBC.


20:15 - 21:45 - William Dewen, Ciaran Forde, Samuel Miller, Adam Pardy - 'Tied Down'

“As men we must amount to and be accountable for the images that they see.”

Tied Down is a commentary and a criticism on the current concepts of masculinity.

Through the fight for family, respect and self worth, Tied Down explores the never ending relationship between man and what is expected of him.

This show contains strong language and drug use. There are scenes of a violent nature and scenes which some viewers may find disturbing. Parts of the auditorium will require standing.



The studio schedule for Friday is as follows: (these will be a repeat of the performances on Wednesday.)

10:15 - Yiga Cowie
11:15 - Harriet Spinks
12:15 - Benjamin Jennings
14:15 - Anthony Mouzourides
15:15 - Catherine Garton
16:15 - Katrina Howat
17:15-18:45 - William Dewen, Ciaran Forde, Samuel Miller, Adam Pardy
20:15 - Ryan Cogman
21:15 - Victoria Crow

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Wivenhoe Park

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CO4 3SQ

United Kingdom

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