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Podcast: No Need for Wellies at ChewFest 2022

Chewboy Productions on what to expect with ChewFest, 23 – 28 May

Coming back for a second time to our Runn Radio show and podcast is Georgie Bailey from ChewBoy Productions. And this time he has brought along his co-artistic Director, Hal Darling and Resident Director, Lucy Betts.

The trio are deep in planning for their upcoming festival, ChewFest. It promises to a week of some of the weirdest, whackiest flavours from early-career companies, dynamic new writers of all ages and bold screen work from some of the most exciting filmmakers in town. 

You can see the full schedule here. The festival plays at Lion and Unicorn Theatre, another venue we’ve talked about plenty of times on our podcasts.

ChewFest runs 23 – 28 May, each night will have a different theme:

Monday: Stage The Page. 5 performers. 6 new plays. Enjoy some of the freshest new writing on the block from a wonderful array of early-career playwrights, performed by a troupe of 5 performers in a rehearsed reading event like no other. 

Tuesday: The Adaptation Game. This experimental evening marks a new chapter for Visability Film Festival, one where they’ll be breathing new life into some of their favourite films of the past two years by adapting them for the stage! Read our interview about this night here

Wednesday: The Magic Number. 3 extract performances from 3 brand-new companies creating whacky, experimental work.

Thursday: Back 2 Back. Long-time collaborators ChewBoy Productions and Proforca Theatre team up to bring you a revival of the multi-award-winning surreal comedy TETHERED, the acclaimed Before Feel by James Lewis and a brand-new play from David Brady, By Your Side in a triple-bill evening of innovative theatre. 

Friday: Gutter Street Nights. Five creatives are challenged to write either a song, speech or poem based around a specific theme. The nights are open to performers and non performers alike, with an aim to create a comfortable, supportive environment for everyone to share their work and try something new. Join us for a night of new writing, a little pub quiz and if you fancy a go, jump up on our open mic at the end! Read our interview with Gutter Street here

Saturday: Fondue with Chew: A Finale Event Thing. Join Georgie and Hal from ChewBoy Productions and some very special guests to celebrate live performance’s return, to chat about everything and anything, and maybe even try and break some world records…all with chocolate fondue. 

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