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Pass The Hat – Stone Nest
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Pass The Hat – Stone Nest

How many of you have researched your family tree only to come to a dead end because the trail goes cold?  Do we secretly hope that we will comes across an ancestor with a colourful family history or a skeleton in the family cupboard?  Oliver Bennett’s interest was peeked when he was seven or eight years old when his grandad would not disclose details about his great grandfather.  Many years later as his grandad’s memory began to fade and Bennet’s hopes of finding further information disappeared with it, he decided to read a book that had been given to him years earlier which was the autobiography ‘Farewell Leicester Square’ written by his great grandad.  It was the pandemic when Bennett had time on his hands as most actors did, and the book sparked an idea, to find out...
HUNCHtheatre – An extract from ‘Second-Hand Time’ by Svetlana Alexievich
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HUNCHtheatre – An extract from ‘Second-Hand Time’ by Svetlana Alexievich

In support of the people of Belarus, HUNCHtheatre present this short video of an extract from ‘Second-Hand Time’, written by Svetlana Alexievich, and performed by acclaimed British actress Kristin Milward. HUNCHtheatre is an internationally acclaimed company based in London, set up by Vladimir Shcherban and Oliver Bennett three years ago. They launched a department in Minsk, HUNCHtheatre Belarus, run by independent artists and LGBTI+ activists. Their first show was an underground performance of ‘Left Dissidents’ which started life in a private living room in 2018. It was listed as one of the top five theatre performances in Belarus by an independent jury. They have since conducted numerous readings, including a play about the murdered Soviet director Meyerhold at ‘Theatre.doc’, the mos...
HUNCHtheatre’s ‘Still Life’ – Buy Art not Socks!
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HUNCHtheatre’s ‘Still Life’ – Buy Art not Socks!

HUNCHtheatre celebrated their 2nd birthday earlier this year, but due to two lockdowns their creative wings have been severely clipped, which also means their income has reduced dramatically.   In spite of this, during the summer they used outdoor spaces such as an abandoned outdoor swimming pool for theatrical creations, they held outdoor readings, and performed their play ‘A Hero Of Our Time’ in a West End abandoned church in typical HUNCHtheatre style. Even though they have kept busy with these outdoor shows, they have also kept in touch with their Belarus branch by utilising online resources, and this is something that they dearly wish to continue, but without any funding from the state, they need help from their supporters, i.e. YOU! Artistic Directors Oliver Benn...