Peterborough audiences are gearing up this week for the third season of Platform8, the theatre festival that brings national touring shows to the city.
Organised by local theatre company Jumped Up Theatre, in association with Battersea Arts Centre, Platform8 runs across Peterborough from 8 to 12 November, bring four plays, three workshops, a free film and a virtual reality installation for local audiences to explore.
The festival recognises that many national touring shows fail to stop off in Peterborough and so this is a chance for local audiences to indulge in a feast of the very best touring product.
Described as a cross between a TedTalk and a rock gig, Edinburgh Festival hit The Castle Builder by Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet runs at The Undercroft Theatre in Hampton.
Kid Carpet is also performing one of his anarchic family shows, Super Mega Rockin’ Rock Show, in The Undercroft, for one performance only on Saturday 11 November.
It will be all hands to the pump at Almost Always Muddy at The Pyramid Centre in Bretton, where Likely Story Theatre and Kirsty Harris will open up a junkyard of treasure for children, and invite the audience to do what they want with a giant Meccano set of planks, pallets barrels and boxes!
Having won praise in both New York and London, Peterborough audiences will now have the chance to catch Ross & Rachel by James Fritz as it plays The Key Theatre .
For Kate Hall, Jumped Up Theatre’s producer, the chance to look into someone else’s life appeals to the vouyer in all of us. “Who doesn’t like to pore over the details of someone else’s relationships. Especially when it looks perfect, from the outside. And when the performance is astounding as this one, it’s a night not to be missed.”
Platform8 runs in Peterborough from 8 to 13 November across Peterborough.
For full information and line up visit jumpeduptheatre.com