Transmissions Is 10!
The Transmissions Festival of theatre by young playwrights is 10 years old!
To celebrate, we’ve brought together a glorious festival of the best from the last 10 years, mixed up with new commissions from Transmissions alumni and plays written in schools across the region, all performed over four nights this week and next.
Transmissions was designed to nurture the work of playwrights between the ages of 12 and 26. Originally founded in 1998 it has produced many budding playwrights who have gone on to become successful writers.
See the full festival programme – we’ve suggested a few highlights below.
David Watson joined Transmissions in 1999 and has gone on to write for The Royal Court and The Bush. Recently his production Flight Path toured all over the UK, including The REP, where it attracted sellout performances last October.
David’s new commission The Right Mistake starring Birmingham-born Doctors actress Donnaleigh Bailey, is on Wed 25 June.
Arzhang Pezhman will also present his new play Intervention on Wed 2 July. Arzhang has been a teacher in schools for Transmissions, and in 2006 The REP commissioned his play The Bolt Hole to be that year’s Door on Tour production.
Black Country born writer Kimberley Andrews will showcase her newly commissioned piece The Angel in four short episodes. Set in a Black Country Pub; Sarah, Gemma, Claire and Louise are renowned for their drunken antics, but when they are given an insight into what the future holds, will the girls wish they had never looked? Kimberley has been involved with Transmissions since 1999 and is currently studying for her MA at RADA. Each night of the festival will include an episode, with an omnibus edition on Sat 5 July.
Tickets for Transmissions are just £4 per person per night – why not come to all four?