Andrew Keates to direct No Bird by Nichola Rivers at the Arcola Theatre as part of the PlayWROGHT Festival

Andrew Keates will be directing a rehearsed reading of No Bird by Nichola Rivers at the Arcola Theatre as part of their PlayWROUGHT festival.

PlayWROUGHT is Arcola’s week long celebration of new ideas, new voices and new writing. PlayWROUGHT #5 is set to be our biggest Festival yet, with fourteen exciting new plays presented as a series of rehearsed readings. Joined by exciting directors and actors, each play offers a unique insight into a world in flux, and all we need now is you!

Since the first PlayWROUGHT programme in 2014, Arcola has produced or presented five plays from the programme (including Offie Award Winning Clarion by Mark Jagasia in 2015, and most recently Asif Khan’s Offie nominated Combustion in June 2017). Come and see the future of British New Writing, and help play a part in shaping their development.

We’re all capable of great things, Iz. We just don’t do them well without pre warning. Or practice…”

No Bird is a a highly comic, yet deeply meaningful play exploring the idea of freedom, and identity.  Are we ‘where we come from’ or what we make of ourselves?  And do we ever learn the difference?

Cast includes: Duncan Harte, Jack Whittle, Suanne Braun, Siu-See Hung and Cameron Leigh.

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