Riverside Studios today announces the full line-up of shows for the return of its innovative Bitesize Festival. This follows the success of the launch of this initiative in January, that saw 9 shows take to Riverside’s stage, showcasing work from new and emerging theatre makers.
With 4 new shows now revealed as part of the programme, there’s yet more variety of content in this fresh, accessible fringe theatre event. With 13 individual productions to choose from, the festival offers drama, comedy, clowning, physical theatre, and storytelling, all delivered in bitesize slots of one hour each.
The final shows in the line-up of the festival are How My Light Is Spent directed by Tobias Millar, and a devised piece by Helen Iskander Welcome! Bitesize then sees the return of duo Ivantiy Novak and Mohit Mathur with Vragfollowing their production of Samaadhi in the first festival. The final show in the line-up sees immersive interrogation with Boris Live.
Kicking off the Festival is the previously announced Impromptu Shakespeare, who perform a ‘new’ Shakespeare play every night, with story and verse improvised in the moment; and Angels’ Wings Theatre Company’s A Plague on All Your Houses, a rip-roaring ride through the plagues of history. Also in the line-up is dark comedy Moral Panicby Blue Dog Theatre, exploring horror film hysteria in 1984, contrasting with Really Big Pants Theatre’s Clare and Cory Share a (Glorious) Story - a gentle show for younger children, written entirely in rhyme. DuckTape’s Bad Sexis a character study of a lost boy trying to piece his life together, plunging us deep inside the mind of a young actor after a very public meltdown. Belly Button’s The Man Who Lives Under the Bed is a semi-autobiographical, high-energy performance of comedy, dance, poetry, and music; while Boorish Trumpson is an interactive, music and clowning-filled interrogation of power, from critically acclaimed clown Claire Parry.
Click here for the Bitesize Festival Page.