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KENSINGTON KARAVAN FESTIVAL IN NORTH KENSINGTON 

SUMMER 2019


Small Truth Theatre will create a festival of new writing in the unique Kensington Karavan - a specially designed 1950's vintage caravan theatre, which has a capacity for an audience of 10. 

Small Truth Theatre are commissioning 8 new short plays (including 1 digital play) specifically for our unique venue. 

We  have been  working with the Royal Court Theatre and Bush Theatre to identify established and new writers for these unique commissions.

 

These successful commissions will be announced very soon...


The festival itself will take place around Portobello Market  over the Summer 2019, taking new, exceptional and innovative theatre out on the busy streets of North Kensington, with the aim of making theatre free to access and open to all - especially for non-traditional theatre audiences.

THE CARAVAN THEATRE ON TOUR

KENSINGTON KARAVAN FESTIVAL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

After the festival project in North Kensington, Small Truth Theatre will be developing a new 

KENSINGTON KARAVAN FESTIVAL  for University of Hertfordshire as part of their Freshers' Week 2019. 


As part of the KENSINGTON KARAVAN FESTIVAL we will be developing a brand new UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL TOUR, starting with the University of Hertfordshire on 24th and 25th September - as part of their Freshers Week.   


The University Festival tour features: 

  • 2 vintage Caravan Theatres
  • Vintage Horsebox Bar
  • Vintage Street Food Truck
  • Music Stage 
  • Playwriting workshops  


All free - all live - all on campus!  Think Glastonbury but on a micro scale! 

Click to Find out more

KENSINGTON KARAVAN FESTIVAL IS SUPPORTED BY

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CATERPILLAR

By Alison Carr

CAST

Claire played by Judith Amsenga 

Maeve played by Tricia Kelly

Simon played by Alan Mahon 


CREATIVES

Written by Alison Carr

Directed by Yasmeen Arden 

Designed by Holly Pigott 

Lighting Design by Ben Jacobs

Sound by Jac Cooper


Stage Manager - Abi Toghill

Producer - Michelle Barnette

Design Assistant - Victoria Maytom

Set Builder - Liam Hill

Set Construction Crew - James Simmonds and Peter Maytom 


Produced by Small Truth Theatre in association with Michelle Barnette Productions  


A finalist in the Theatre503 prestigious Playwriting Award, this is the world premiere of Caterpillar.


THEATRE503 

29 AUGUST - 22 SEPTEMBER

TICKETS: https://theatre503.com/whats-on/caterpillar/


STEPHEN JOSEPH THEATRE 

27 - 29 SEPT

TICKETS:  https://www.sjt.uk.com/



“I expect the plummet, I brace, but no. The wind is now a breeze is now a whisper and I’ve stopped; suspended in the sky ...”

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We are delighted that Caterpillar is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

NEST

By Katy Warner

CAST 

Jade - Charlotte Jane Higgins

Liam - Arthur McBain


CREATIVE TEAM 

Written by Katy Warner 

Directed by Yasmeen Arden

Design by Holly Pigott

Lighting Design by Zoe Spurr

Sound Design by Jac Cooper

Design Assistant - Victoria Maytom

Stage Management - Isabella Brain

Produced by Robyn Bennett

Presented by Small Truth Theatre

nest is written by multi award winning Australian Writer Katy Warner   


28 FEBRUARY - 04 MARCH 2018

VAULT FESTIVAL 


REVIEWS HUB FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT 

4 1/2 STARS 

 https://www.thereviewshub.com/nest-vault-festival-london/ 


"They made beautiful patterns in the sky and then just disappeared"


"Playwright Katy Warner must surely be one of the most exciting discoveries in Australian theatre to have emerged in recent memory" ***** The Music 

(Praise for Warner's play Spencer) 


https://writtenbywarner.com/plays/




Trailer for Nest

ON THE LINE by Aled Pedrick

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS

DEAD YARD

Written by Matthew Turner 

Directed by Yasmeen Arden

Produced by Fabia Turner

Design by Holly Pigott

Arcola Residency cast: Franc Ashman, Roger Griffiths, Karlina Grace-Paseda, Teri Ann Bobb-Baxter, Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge


We were incredibly proud to have been offered a week long residency at Arcola Theatre to develop Dead Yard by Matthew Turner - funded by Arts Council Grants for Arts and part of ArcolaLAB (ACE Sustained Theatre).

 

A West London Jamaican family is coming to terms with the loss of their beloved Pop-Pop. Following the family through the traditional ritual of nine nights mourning, this astounding new play puts a family’s grief under the spotlight.


DEAD YARD was part of ArcolaLab  - http://www.arcolatheatre.com/projects/p/arcolalab/ 


DEAD YARD was also selected for Arcola Theatre's PLAYWROUGHT new writing festival

http://www.arcolatheatre.com/event/playwrought-new-writing-festival-5/


WE WERE DELIGHTED THAT DEAD YARD WAS LONGLISTED FOR THE BRUNTWOOD PLAYWRITING PRIZE

ON THE LINE

Written By Aled Pedrick 

Directed by Yasmeen Arden 

Produced in association with Robin Linde Productions and Robyn Bennett


Cast: Charlotte Higgins, Judith Amsenga, Jeremy Hancock, Dominik Golding


Music by Kevin Potton & Jessica Dives


 “hilariously witty and entertaining throughout, hugely engaging. It’s genuinely a brilliant, well structured piece, A strong cast, it was as moving as it was entertaining” Female Arts  ****


"This immersive production is full of guts, glitterballs and… bingo.  Emotional and thought provoking. The 80s music that follows just tops the night off brilliantly." Princess Productions


Venue: Arcola Theatre, Ivy House and Platform Southwark (Merge Festival) Staged in 2016 

THE THREE SILLIES

Directed by Yasmeen Arden

Produced by Jamie Arden & Scratchbuilt Productions

Cast: Nick Ash, Becky Kitter, Arran Glass, Alice Cade

Music by Apple of My Eye


*PROUD WINNER OF 3 FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL AWARDS!


 "This is immersive theatre at its least pretentious" Little London Magazine


"The production's greatest success is that it feels like everyone is enjoying themselves - each member of the audience and all the actors around them."   

"The fun of the fair is a brilliant set-up to a play’s worth of absolute silliness (done with absolute skill)". Children's Theatre Review.com 


Venue: Arcola Theatre, Proteus Creation Space and Somersault Festivals 

Staged in 2014, 2015 and 2016

THE UNFORTUNATES

Directed by Yasmeen Arden 

Produced by: Jamie Arden 

Cast included: Nick Ash, Lizzie Wort, Lewis Barfoot and Frank Wurzinger 


Performed on the wild streets of Watford

Commissioned as part of Imagine Watford Festival 


Venue: Imagine Watford Festival

Staged in 2015

LITTLE WHITE LIES

Small Truth Theatre's evening of short plays written by James Paul Avery 


Directed by Yasmeen Arden and Jonathan Holby

Produced by: Jamie Arden

Cast: Charlotte Higgins, Dan Connelly, Kevin Potton, Guy Warren-Thomas, Kristina Epenetos and Julia Faulkner


"It was a strong evening of theatre...Some great performances, original direction and insightful ideas. Overall, a beautiful and searing capturing of a life lived exclusively in waiting." Female Arts     


Venue: Waterloo East Theatre 

Staged in 2014 

MIRRORBALL

Written by Anthony Bull

Directed by Yasmeen Arden 

Produced by: Jamie Arden

Cast James Robert Moore, Charlotte Higgins and Jonathan Holby 


"The attention to detail is very impressive...a moving and tender portrait of a group struggling to accept the changes their lives are going through" 

SoSo Gay Magazine ****   


Venue: Latitude Festival and Etcetera Theatre  

Staged in 2013