The Tricycle Theatre has launched its first new writing festival. Taking its name from the influential Kilburn venue’s postcode, NW6 runs from 4-9 April.
The inaugural NW6 New Writing Festival will feature the work of five writers who have been supported by the Tricycle over the last year, both financially and professionally, to progress their work onto larger stages.
The plays being showcased as part of the festival include Zodwa Nyoni’s tale of marginalised voices The Darkest Part Of The Night, Hassan Abdulrazzak’s Darwinian comedy God’s D*ck, Chino Odimba’s saga of mothers and daughters Paradise Street, Sam Potter’s story of a 12-year-old struggling against the system Daniel, and Francis Turnly’s story about a horror-obsessed Japanese schoolgirl Neko.
Speaking about NW6, Indhu Rubasingham, the Tricycle Theatre’s Artistic Director said: “This inaugural New Writing Festival is the exciting culmination of a full year of work for these talented playwrights. It’s been a great experience having these writers become a part of the Tricycle over the last year and to now be able to provide a platform for their ambitious new plays to be heard for the first time over five days. Each of these plays has a uniquely human story at their heart, waiting to be heard.”
While each of the five plays receives a rehearsed reading at the Tricycle’s Baldwin Studio, the Tricycle’s main house will host one-man show The Man In The Woman’s Shoes which follows the life of Pat Farnon as he walks to town and back again.