Inside Out Festival

The Trilogy



Over the past three years, award-winning Nottingham-based writer Michael Pinchbeck has created three new plays inspired by life, love, his relationship with his parents… and the works of William Shakespeare. Presented together for the first time, The Trilogy uses projection, sound and objects in unexpected ways to tell moving and modern stories.

The Trilogy will be performed in three parts:

Part 1: The Beginning
Taking love at first sight as its theme, via A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the love affair of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg (the duo behind the 70s classic song Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus), The Beginning presents a man and a woman on the verge of something extraordinary.

Part 2: The Middle
In a theatre foyer, a man talks about Hamlet, his past… and being in a theatre foyer. Created on-site at Curve this year, this new short piece explores the connection between a father and his son.

Part 3: The End
Inspired by the stage direction from A Winter’s Tale, ‘Exit pursued by a bear’, The End introduces us to two actors: one on the cusp of retirement, the other making his first performance. An exploration of  endings and exits, the play asks why we perform and how we will know when to stop.

INSIDE OUT is our first major festival celebrating talent within our region. Over the course of ten days, a range of shows, workshops and events will take place to celebrate the work of the East Midlands’ leading theatremakers; and offer emerging talents an opportunity to develop their skills through partnerships with IdeasTapBBC WritersroomThe Actors Centre and more.

For more information on the full programme email [email protected]


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