Starboard Festival 2016

Starboard Festival 2016 tickets now on sale + 6 highlights

Published On June 6, 2016 | By We Love Brighton | Theatre & Arts Reviews & Previews

The wonderful Starboard Festival has announced the full line up of shows and tickets are now on sale for all shows and workshops.

Starboard Festival runs from 2nd-17th July and features work by 23 companies – from local primary schools, schools, colleges, drama groups and professional theatre makers. Starboard has partnered with the city’s theatres (Brighton Dome, The Old Market, Theatre Royal and the Komedia) and South East Dance in order to host some stand out shows to inspire and entertain.

The festival has inspired schools and young people from across the city. One school is performing a play partly in Spanish while others are performing some of Shakespeare’s classics. Some outstanding youth theatre groups are performing pieces about what it is like to be a young person in 2016.

Starboard is also making new plays too. Lead by critically acclaimed theatre director Ria Parry, young people will work together to create a play in a week, premiered on the final weekend in a double bill with a new play by Iman Qureshi, written for and with students at Cardinal Newman Catholic School.

Alongside the shows, each weekend sees some of the UK’s leading theatre makers (Fin Kennedy, Toby Park, Evie Manning, and Andy Manley) will be running workshops.

6 Festival Highlights

  • Starboard Festival 2016 Explore the night with Kilter Theatre in The Illuminating Times of The Darkling Society – a show for 6 year olds long after bedtime. (Sat 16 July, 8.45pm, £7) Brighton Dome.
  • Brighton’s all female Black and minority ethnic theatre company, Banyan Tree Theatre, bring Little Wing, an enchanting coming-of-age tale. Aged 4+ (Sun 10 July & Sat 16 July, 2.30pm, £5)
  • Illyria Open Air Theatre bring Roald Dahl’s pheasant-poaching classic Danny The Champion Of The World (Wed 6 & Thu 7 July, 4pm, £7)
  • Second Hand Dance will take a closer look at insects in Grass – featuring spontaneous outbreaks of ant dancing. (Sun 03 July, 1.30pm & 3.30pm, £7)
  • Windmill Young Actors bring the biggest cast to ever play the BOAT with 101 performers taking on Macbeth.  (Sat 09 July, 7.30pm, £5)
  • Ever wanted to be a super hero? Well, now is your chance! Simply Told Theatre bring How to be a Superhero – a truly immersive show. (Sun 17 July, 2pm & 4pm, £7) Presented by Theatre Royal.

Starboard Festival takes place between the 2nd-17th July 2016.  For further information and tickets visit the website.


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