Arrivals Festival

To celebrate Departure Lounge Festival's 5th birthday, Derby Theatre brings you Arrivals - a new Festival from Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 July, celebrating the best of new writing and young voices.

The Line Up

Thursday 27 July

Performance - The Blue Road by Laura Lomas, performed by Derby Theatre Youth Theatre, 7pm

An exhilarating new play by acclaimed writer Laura Lomas, exploring memory, loss, living in the aftermath and our capacity to begin again.

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Rehearsed Reading - Lava by James Fritz, 8.45pm

In development with Fifth Word and supported by Derby Theatre

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Friday 28 July

Panel Discussion - New Writing, Young Voices: Can You Hear Us Now?, 3pm

A panel made up of creatives who make theatre both with and for young people, chaired by Derby Theatre's Artistic Director and Chief Executive Sarah Brigham, will discuss how our next generation of theatre-makers and theatre-goers are genuinely represented on our stages.

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Performance - The Blue Road by Laura Lomas, performed by Derby Theatre Youth Theatre, 7pm

An exhilarating new play by acclaimed writer Laura Lomas, exploring memory, loss, living in the aftermath and our capacity to begin again.

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Rehearsed Reading - Are We Dead Yet Benny by Phoebe Eclair Powell, 8.45pm

In development with Fifth Word and supported by Derby Theatre.

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Saturday 29 July

Workshop - Writing for Performance with Paula Varjack, 10am

A writing and performance workshop exploring different techniques of generating material, working from a variety of stimulus from text to music, to movement and music video.

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Performance - The Blue Road by Laura Lomas, performed by Derby Theatre Youth Theatre, 2pm & 7pm

An exhilarating new play by acclaimed writer Laura Lomas, exploring memory, loss, living in the aftermath and our capacity to begin again.

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Workshop - Playwriting with Young People with Fin Kennedy, 4pm

An introduction to developing plays with and for participants aged 13-18, including practical exercises, tip and techniques to generate ideas when co-creating plays with young groups, which can also double as supporting them in their own writing.

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Performance - Rapid Response Piece - The Blue Road, 8.45pm

Five lucky local writers will write a rapid response to Arrivals' headline show The Blue Road and their finished scenes will be performed by Derby Theatre’s Actors Ensemble.

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