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Stellar selection of writing talent at The Spring

The Supernova VI festival at the Spring Arts Centre in Havant features plays by numerous talented local playwrights.

The Supernova VI festival at the Spring Arts Centre in Havant features plays by numerous talented local playwrights.

Nine new plays will be performed in a four-day feast of theatre at Havant from this Wednesday.

Supernova VI comes from Bench Theatre, whose five previous festivals of one-act drama have dazzled audiences with their variety and inventiveness.

Five plays will be staged at the Spring Arts Centre on the Wednesday and Friday, and another four on the Thursday and Saturday, all directed and performed by members of Bench’s multi-award-winning team.

Mark Wakeman, also a prolific actor and director, has three works in Supernova VI (Choices, Jitters and Grotto) which extends his unique record of participation in every edition of the event.

Chris Vanstone and Havant Literary Festival founder Lucy Flannery also have one play each featured in the festival.

Other Supernova writers include Phillip Gething, a former resident of Waterloooville and member of Portsdown Writers Circle; Edwin Preece, whose first play, The Cell, was short-listed for the Verity Bathgate Award; and Corinne Foster, whose short film, Peel And The Broken Boy, has just been released.

The programme for Wednesday and Friday features Spirited by Corinne Foster, Toby’s Pastime by Philip Gething, Triptych by Edwin Preece, Sense And Sensibleness by Pete Barrett, and Choices by Mark Wakeman.

Thursday and Saturday performances include Jitters by Mark Wakeman, Grotto by Mark Wakeman, The Challenge by Chris Vanstone, and Remember Paris by Lucy Flannery.

Tickets cost £8 (concessions £6) for a single evening’s programme, or £10 (concessions £7.50) for two evenings. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk for further information or to book tickets.

 

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