Feast From The East highlights that there can be as much depth in a well written short play which packs in lots of detail, passion and story as can be found in a full-length play.
Feast from the East is a series of eight short plays from INK Festival, showcasing the playwriting talent from East Anglia; they’re on the road and in London.
Beyond the enjoyable sketch-jokes, some of the collection assembled annually by the remarkable little INK festival in Suffolk are real, serious, heartfelt miniature dramas.
I saw 22 plays in two days at the INK Festival 2019, but it was hardly half a bite of what was on offer. In three days there were 40, each performed several times. Everyone made jigsaws, scuttled between them, as if at a miniature – and better-natured– Edinburgh fringe.
The INK new writing festival is a phenomenon: a space where writers of any experience or none can submit short plays (most under 15 minutes) or radio plays or indeed musicals in miniature, and – this is the important bit – see their work professionally acted and directed.