Students Staff

4 August 2017

Monster launch for new play

Filed under: Latest news — Heather Leathley @ 3:22 pm

East 15 Acting School graduate Ines Sampaio presents ‘Hey Billy, This is Just the Beginning’ a new site specific play about Southend outside The Forum on Saturday 12 August and Sunday 13 August.

On Saturday it will be performed at 4.00 pm ahead of the free outdoor screening of ‘Jurassic Park’. Bring your rugs and camping chairs and set yourselves up for the evening’s entertainment.

Ines was awarded £15,000 funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England to develop a new community play for Southend as part of the Borough Council’s 125th anniversary celebrations.

With this substantial funding boost, Ines worked  with local people to prepare this play in response to Billy Bragg’s words: ‘Southend’s the end’ in his hit song A13, Truck Road to the Sea.

Now with her army of performers she is bringing the play to life with the second performance on Sunday 13 August at 4.00 pm in the same location.

She said: “This is our chance to share our work with the rest of the community. These are just the first performances of a long term theatre adventure.”

The summer film season on the Big Screen continues on  Saturday 19 August with Labyrinth and finishes on Saturday 26 August with Finding Dory. All the films start at 6.00 pm.

Hey Bill poster

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