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13 May: Kindle – a play about today’s struggles by Hattie Collins @1915

The cost of living is higher than ever and the divide between rural and urban communities is stark. Heather, Holly and their mum Angela, a close-knit family from Devon struggle to run a rural petrol station. And when Holly finally returns home from the city, she discovers a shattered version of the village she left behind…

Kindle is a captivating piece of new writing exploring modern rural community, climate change, and the impacts of the ever rising cost of living with beautiful music weaved throughout.

The play began life as a 2019 seed commission from Theatre Royal Plymouth. Since, it has been supported by Exeter Northcott Theatre, before receiving a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England. This grant will fund a studio and rural tour in 2023, as well as creative workshops, oral history collection, and the making of a short illustrated film.

Watch a trailer here

⭐⭐⭐⭐ – “Poignant storytelling & slick choreography” – Fringe Biscuit

“Captivating and excellent writing”

“Hits home”

“Felt very relevant / state of current affairs”

VAULT Festival Origin Award Nominee

FREE creative workshop after the show (optional)

Do you want to be part of creating a short illustrated film? Stick around after the show for a free and informal creative writing workshop based around the themes of the play, we’ll also be joined by a community energy representative to hear a little bit about what they do. What you create could form part of a short illustrated film later in the year that will be screened at other rural venues… So, grab a drink and some nibbles, and come and have a scribble for an hour!

To sign up to the workshop, please click the following link to register your interest: https://forms.gle/iJPHEFvh1aP5xdd29



£10 in advance, £9 Friends of Calstock Arts - includes an optional creative writing workshop


Door & Bar open 1830

Performance starts at 1915 with workshop at 2030

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