An annual festival of new writing and work for the stage, HOTBED returns to Cambridge Junction from 19 to 21 July. Offering a weekend’s worth of theatre, which includes world premieres, international guest performances, new plays and interactive workshops, the festival is run by Menagerie Theatre Company, a leading voice for new writing talent in the East of England.
On the bill this year, see Bliss by Fraser Grace: an epic story set in Russia in 1920 which explores what it is to love in times of immense hardship. A new production of Boulder, meanwhile, offers a reimagining of Greek myth told through puppetry, while the original and moving Two Comrades comes to Cambridge straight from Prague.
There’s also new plays and works-in-progress from Menagerie associates including Lucy Crowe, Steve Waters and Lucy Sheerman, plus exciting workshops and community performances including Cambridge’s social theatre company, Acting Now.