The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, As The Crow Flies, Carthage/Cartagena, Carefull and We're Stuck!
The Diary of a Hounslow Girl – tour starts 9 March
Coming of age comedy The Diary of a Hounslow Girl has emerging actress Nyla Levy perform as the straight-talking aspirational 16 year old British Muslim girl in the show's second national tour.
Ambreen Razia's début work, The Diary of a Hounslow Girl was nominated for Best Stage Production at the Asian Media Awards 2016. The humorous story of a teenager facing a conflict of cultures challenges stereotypes of young British Muslim women.
Sophie Moniram directs.
The Diary of a Hounslow Girl tours to Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The Place Theatre Bedford, Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre London, Arts at the Old Fire Station Oxford, The Hat Factory Luton, The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre Havant, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Dorothy Stringer School Brighton, The Old Town Hall Hemel Hempstead, Quarterhouse Folkestone, Arts Depot London, Bridport Arts Centre Dorset and Dorchester Arts Centre.
As The Crow Flies – tour starts 10 March
Fulfilling its remit to make exceptional performance accessible to rural communities, The National Rural Touring Forum programme continues with Pentabus's new play with songs As the Crow Flies.
This play, which features the music by Dom Coyote, is based on the true story of a woman who struck up an unlikely friendship with a wounded crow.
As the Crow Flies visits Heightington Village Hall Worcestershire, Wyre Piddle Village Hall Worcestershire, Neston Town Hall Cheshire, Gawsworth Village Hall Cheshire, Plumley Village Hall Cheshire, Ketteringham Village Hall Norfolk, Cley Marshes Visitor Centre Norfolk, Wortwell Community Centre Norfolk, Freckenham Village Hall Norfolk, Trowbridge Town Hall Wiltshire, Chilmark Reading Room Wiltshire, Newton Tony Memorial Hall Wiltshire, Walter Powell Primary School Wiltshire, West Anstey Village Hall Devon, North Molton Victory Hall Devon, Atherington Pavilion Devon., Heanor Baptist Church Derbyshire, Terry O'Toole Theatre Lincolnshire, Thrumpton Village Hall Nottinghamshire and Clent Parish Hall Stourbridge Worcestershire.
Carthage/Cartagena – tour starts 14 March
Presented by Signdance Collective, Carthage/ Cartagena is by Village Voice Life Time achievement winner Caridad Svich.
A hybrid dance theatre piece, its story explores the impact of slavery, human trafficking and forced migration and is described as "a poetical plea through signdance theatre for cosmopolitanism, reason and compassion"
Carthage/Cartagena has a performance text of ten multi-lingual letter song-poems which are spoken and signed.
The show visits Middlesex University, Utopia Theatre Croydon, The Ucheldre Centre Holyhead, Arts4Every1 High Wycombe and the Oxford Playhouse Taylor Burton Studio. It also tours internationally.
Careful – tour starts 16 March
The Scottish singer-songwriter Horse McDonald is to tour Scotland with her award-winning play, Careful.
This frank and engaging autobiographical play with music about growing up gay in Lanark in the 1970s and overcoming adversity is co–written with comedian Lynn Ferguson.
Careful is directed by Maggie Kinloch who joins Horse McDonald for a post show Q&A after each performance and more songs. The tour is produced by The Gilded Balloon.
Careful visits Eastwood Park Giffnock, Birnam Arts & Conference Centre, The Brunton Theatre Musselburgh, The Gardyne Theatre Dundee, MacRobert Arts Centre University of Stirling, Eden Court, Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Beacon Arts Centre Greenock, Motherwell Concert Hall, Adam Smith Theatre Kirkcaldy, The Studio at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh, Falkirk Town Hall, Paisley Arts Centre, The Lemon Tree Aberdeen, Cove Burgh Hall, The Gaiety Ayr, Lyth Arts Centre and The Tron Theatre.
We're Stuck! – tour starts 22 March
Inspired by the abilities and limitations of our brain when it comes to maths, We're Stuck! is an interactive theatre show for 8-11 year olds.
The show uses robots and the latest educational neuroscience in a promenade performance that has the brave young audience go on a voyage of discovery and learning.
Created by theatre-maker Sarah Punshon working with designer Joanna Scotcher and performers Seiriol Davies and Daniel Bye, We're Stuck! is a commission from Shoreditch Town Hall and Z-arts.
The show is presented by One Tenth Human and China Plate.
We're Stuck! tours to Lichfield Garrick, New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich, The Core at Corby Cube, Shoreditch Town Hall Community Centre and The Black-E Liverpool.