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August 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
New Stuff is a monthly programme of rehearsed readings of new writing hosted live in The Cockpit’s Studio 1. Taking place every first Sunday of the month, the evening is all about showcasing new pieces of scripted work by writers and theatre makers. The evening is an exciting, low-cost opportunity for audiences to see new work and engage in constructive dialogues with other writers, creatives, and theatregoers.
COMING UP: Sunday, 6 August 2023
The Trophy Cabinet by Declan Coyle
What does it take to be a hero? When an unassuming trophy maker, Roger, is visited by an old colleague, his past as a spy is brought back into the light. Roger must face the consequences of his past life in a world that has moved forward. Actions from the past are reframed by the present as Roger’s wife and child are dragged into chaos. How can Roger prove he is still the hero he always thought he was – and is that even possible anymore?
Hamstrung by George Rennie
‘Yorick is no more! And yet, I tread….’
The most famous court jester that never was is roused from the dead, as he is every time somebody stages The Tragedy of Hamlet. At first confused, his dawning realisation of where he is leads him to visit the world of the living, where he encounters a now-grown Prince in a great deal of misery. Unable to contend with a world without laughter, he sets out to bring the spark of theatrical joy back to the Danish court, reconnecting with his lost love of performance whilst accidentally leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.
Hamstrung is a one-person, interactive Shakespearean ghost story about the space between live comedy and the afterlife.
Date: Sunday 6th August 2023