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LOCKDOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL

Part of BBC’s Culture In Quarantine

  • 13 June 2020 - 12 July 2020
  • On Tour / External

ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS IS PART OF THE LOCKDOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL

We’re thrilled that our production of Winsome Pinnock’s powerful new play ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS will be aired on BBC Radio as part of the LOCKDOWN Theatre Festival launch weekend on 13 & 14 June.

LOCKDOWN Theatre Festival was created by actor Bertie Carvel in response to the closure of theatres amid the coronavirus crisis. Four productions from theatres across the country will be broadcast as part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine initiative.

Carvel said:
“I want to create a cultural snapshot for posterity, because who knows what the future holds? Theatres up and down the country are facing an existential crisis. If I can find a way, every single production that has been forced off the stage because of the lockdown will find a new platform at this festival!”

ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS by Winsome Pinnock
8pm, Saturday 13 June BBC Radio 3

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Other productions include:

The Royal Court’s SHOE LADY by EV Crowe 
3pm, Saturday 13 June BBC Radio 4

The Orange Tree’s THE MIKVAH PROJECT by Josh Azouz
3pm, Sunday 14 June BBC Radio 4

Lyric Hammersmith’s LOVE LOVE LOVE by Mike Bartlett
9pm, Sunday 14 June BBC Radio 3

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION
The organisers of Lockdown Theatre Festival invite you to be part of a big online public conversation about the future of theatre in the aftermath of COVID-19. They’re inviting everyone from actors to audiences, stage managers to administrator to share a vision for the future of theatre post-Covid. Share a simple social media post, a photo or a film but make sure to include the hashtag #LockdownTheatreSymposium.

The plays were recorded in isolation using innovative technological solutions, produced by independent production company Reduced Listening in partnership with Lockdown Theatre, as part of the BBC’s Culture In Quarantine initiative.

  • Event Information
  • DATES & TIMES:

    SHOE LADY 3pm, Saturday 13 June on BBC Radio 4

    ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS 8pm, Saturday 13 June on BBC Radio 3

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    THE MIKVAH PROJECT 3pm, Sunday 14 June on BBC Radio 4

    LOVE LOVE LOVE 9pm, Sunday 14 June on BBC Radio 3

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