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A performance of: Springboard Festival
31st March from 19:30 to 22:00
In the Auditorium

Day Seven: Friday 31st March 2023

Drama, Poetry, Music and Multi-media


 Drama - small hours by Lucy Kirkwood and Ed Hime, with Katie Mitchell

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning, a young mum spends the night in a flat while her baby sleeps fitfully in the next room. Her husband is away and she cannot sleep. small hours is an intimate dissection of the claustrophobic world of a new mother struggling to cope on her own. 
Directed by Kelly Davidson. Perfomed by Leonie Slater. This is a Criterion Theatre production.
Please note that this play includes content around post-natal depression which may be distressing or triggering.

Poetry - Dangermouse#

Dangermouse# aka Scott Healy is a Coventry based poet. Often seen nibbling the cord and scoffing rhymes at Coventry's Fire & Dust poetry night. He was winner of the Positive Images' Faith Hope and Love Poetry Competition 2022.
Drama - Wild Swim by Martha Watson Allpress

On 17 March 2020, Papatango launched Isolated But Open: Voices from Across The Shutdown, to inspire creativity and share brilliant new stories at a time when people needed them most. The result was ten new monologues, chosen from 2063 submissions, representing the freshest, most vital and most exciting voices from across the country at that unprecedented time. Wild Swim was one of those monologues.From fags, red stripe and eclairs to plunging into icy water, the grieving process is full of surprises. In Wild Swim we meet Lauren who is persuaded to plunge into a frosty, muddy lake as a way of re-connecting with her Mum.  It’s a beautifully written, emotional piece that manages to explore loss with humour and is ultimately joyful and life-affirming. Performed by Lucy Hayton and directed by Helen Withers. This is a Criterion Theatre production.

Fat Chance

Music/Film - Fat Chance by annA rydeR and Nicky Cure

An innovative music and moving imagery show – in collaboration with highly acclaimed artist Nicky Cure, annA rydeR sings her own original songs with the exciting extra dimension of equally distinctive and intriguing moving pictures.These are immersive, entertaining and atmospheric films made together over the last two years which combine Nicky’s art, real-life images and Etch-A-Sketch with annA’s hand-drawn cartoons and stop-motion and some live action chucked in.

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