Bitesize Festival returns to Riverside Studios this Summer

Riverside Studios today announces the return of its innovative Bitesize Festival, following the success of the launch of this initiative in January that saw 9 shows take to Riverside’s stage showcasing work from new and emerging theatre makers.

The next instalment of the festival, running from 5-31 July, promises more shows, a wider variety of performances and an accessible £10 ticket price across all productions. The festival delivers punchy, thought-provoking, inspiring, and innovative theatre in bitesize pieces from new writing to well-established hits; with many travelling from Riverside to the Edinburgh Fringe thereafter.

The Festival programme includes Impromptu Shakespeare (5-7 July), who perform a ‘new’ Shakespeare play every night, with story and verse improvised in the moment; and Angels’ Wings Theatre Company’s A Plague on All Your Houses (12-16 July), a rip-roaring ride through the plagues of history.

Dark comedy Moral Panic (5-10 July) by Blue Dog Theatre explores horror film hysteria in 1984, contrasting with Really Big Pants Theatre’s Clare and Cory Share a (Glorious) Story (16-17 July; Age 3-7) – a gentle show for younger children, written entirely in rhyme. 

DuckTape’s Bad Sex (15-20 July; Age 14+) is a character study of a lost boy trying to piece his life together, plunging us deep inside the mind of a young actor after a very public meltdown. Belly Button’s The Man Who Lives Under the Bed (14-16 July)is a semi-autobiographical, high-energy performance of comedy, dance, poetry, and music; while Boorish Trumpson (21-23 July; Age 12+) is an interactive, music and clowning-filled interrogation of power, from critically acclaimed clown Claire Parry

Rachel Tackley, Creative Director of Riverside Studios says today, “We are thrilled to be announcing another Bitesize Festival following the huge success of our first one back in January. It’s been a joy to create a festival that presents new work from such inspiring and innovative theatre makers and to introduce them to audiences at Riverside”.

Audiences who attend all the performances across one day will be rewarded with a free drink from Riverside’s thriving Bar and Kitchen.

Further programming for the festival will be announced shortly.

👤 📅31 May 2022

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