Octagon puts on a show — anywhere!
9:24am Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
A LIFT may not be the usual place for a theatre performance.
Hat-Trick will consist of three five to 10 minute-long monologues staged after selected performances of Tull, which is at the theatre from today to March 16.
It has not yet been confirmed where they will take place but similar events have seen performances given in the bar, front of house, the lift and backstage.
Professional playwrights have submitted monologues featuring themes and issues explored in Tull — a play about the life of Walter Tull, the first black outfield football player and first black officer in the British Army.
Elizabeth Newman, Octagon Theatre associate director who runs the New Writing department, said: “Hat-Trick is an opportunity for us to get to know more playwrights across the country.
“We intend to be a home for North West playwrights as we let them take over the theatre with their creativity.
“These initiatives also show our desire to give our audience more — an unconventional theatre experience at the Octagon for free.
“We want to offer the people of Bolton and the North West an opportunity to experience promenade, site specific and interactive theatre in addition to the work we do in the main auditorium and studio theatre.”
The performances will take place after Tull on March 14 and 15 and will be free to Octagon audiences.
If you are attending the evening performances on either of these dates then booking is not required. Free tickets can be reserved through the Octagon Ticket Office on 01204 520661.
For more information on the play, visit octagonbolton.co.uk.