This year, Box of Tricks turns ten. To celebrate a decade of new play making, they're bringing back three acclaimed productions and commissioning three brand new plays...
"Last year witnessed our most successful season to date and 2016-17 promises to be even more electric. Following a celebrated national tour last year, Plastic Figurines by Ella Carmen Greenhill is transferring to the New Diorama Theatre in London for a four-week run this Autumn. After an acclaimed run at the Liverpool Playhouse Studio last year, Narvik by Lizzie Nunnery embarks on a national tour in Spring 2017. Finally, Chip Shop Chips heads nationwide in Spring/early Summer 2017 following its completely sold-out Northern tour earlier this year."
"This tenth anniversary year, we’re commissioning three playwrights to write brand new plays to be developed through our New Tricks programme: David Judge (whose debut play Skipping Rope, written on our PlayBox attachment, was a finalist for the Alfred Fagon Award 2015), Siân Owen (whose play This Land recently toured nationally with Pentabus) and Daniel Kanaber (whose play Shiver performed at Watford Playhouse). New plays will be developed with local partner venues The Lowry, the Unity Theatre in Liverpool and Oldham Coliseum"
We were brought in to produce a teaser trailer for the season, and spoke with BOTTC mainstays Adam Quayle, Hannah Tyrell-Pinder and Amy Fisher, along with playrights Ella Carmen Greenhill, Lizzie Nunnery and Becky Prestwich to get the lowdown.