Leigh Chambers and Alex Ruczaj present a fortnightly show featuring Cambridge-based writers.
This week’s show focuses on some of the fantastic writers involved in Cambridge’s very own festival of new plays –Hotbed. Staged at the Cambridge Junction, Hotbed is the brainchild of the Menagerie Theatre Company who support writers to develop innovative new theatre.
Our studio guest is the acclaimed playwright – Fraser Grace (centre with Leigh and Alex). Fraser worked as an actor and performance poet and has written for both stage and radio. His theatre work includes Gifts Of War, Frobisher’s Gold, andBreakfast With Mugabe, which won the John Whiting Award for Best New Play of 2006 and was produced by the RSC in the West End. We chat to him about ideas, the writing process and also hear an extract from one of his mesmerizing short stories.
Steve Waters is a local writer whose plays have been produced all over the country. He is currently commissioned to write for both the Donmar Warehouse and the Birmingham Rep, as well as teaching at the UEA. We find out about his short play Why Can’t we Live Together? which will be performed for Hotbed this Saturday. We also chat to poet, Lucy Sheerman, whose first play What Did It Feel Like To Go To The Moon, a collaboration with astronaut Al Worden, is debuted at Hotbed. Make sure you tune in and don’t forget to buy tickets and support this fantastic festival of talent right on your doorstep.