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BOXMAN – The Albany

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Edwina Strobl directs Daniel Keene’s Boxman as part of the Stomping Ground Festival, a Young Director’s training programme set up by StoneCrabs Theatre Company. Weathers establishes his character before the performance begins, an invisible shadow on stage that the audience pass by to take their seats.

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PASSING BY – The Albany

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Chris Davis directs Martin Sherman’s Passing By as part of the Stomping Ground Festival, a Young Director’s training programme set up by StoneCrabs Theatre Company. Simon (Adrian Quinton) and Toby (Mike Evans) hook up one evening at a time when homosexuality was still unacceptable and met with ignorant anger.

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WASTED – The Albany

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Kapila directs Kate Tempest’s Wasted as part of the Stomping Ground Festival, a Young Director’s training programme set up by StoneCrabs Theatre Company. Charlotte (Chioma Anyanwu), Ted (Jack Boswell) and Danny (Ludovic Hughes) epitomise the latest generation of working professionals, a clash of worlds where each person feels trapped in their own situation.

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COUNTING STARS – The Albany

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Emily Marshall directs Atiha Sen Gupta’s Counting Stars as part of the Stomping Ground Festival, a Young Director’s training programme set up by StoneCrabs Theatre Company. The central characters both get jobs in a nightclub, one thankful to be in work whilst the other is dreaming of getting away and making more of his life.

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LABELS – Vaults

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Joe Sellman-Leava opens Labels with quotes from Nigel Farage, Katie Hopkins, Nick Griffin, Idi Amin and Donald Trump, to name but a few. In the first 2 minutes the audience are hit with a barrage of racial abuse, mandates to force out the immigrants and send them back as if trying to prevent an alien invasion.