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Fly Festival: 2017 FLY Playwriting Project

This year in collaboration with Laughing Mirror Theatre Company, Minotaur presented the 2017 FLY Playwriting Project


UEA's Scriptwriting MA students visited six local schools to facilitate student playwrights in the writing of six new plays based on the theme of 'freedom', which Minotaur/Laughing Mirror then staged. Named, the following:


Death and Co by Long Statton High School

You, Me and the Freedom Key by Cliff Park Ormiston Academy

The Truth Behind the Dare by King's Lynn Academy

The Attic by The Hewett Academy

The Talking Dog by City Academy Norwich

Shine Through Rain by Sewell Park Academy 


The evening was a wonderful celebration of young talent in Norwich. 


The UEA students involved were: 


Acting Company:


James Darby

Aimee De Ritis

Daniel Gee

Anna Hodgson

Molly Farley

Seb Fear

Charlotte McEvoy

Lily Millar

Will Norris

Pete Rapp

Alfie Snow

Danielle Patterson

Chad Porter


Production Manager and SFX Operator:


Molly Farely


Stage Manager and LFX Operator:


Valerie Smith


Comms Team:


Maddy Barnes and Chad Porter


Assistant Stage Manager:


Daniel Gee




Georgia Crowe




Maddy Barnes

James Darby

Damie Lemomu

Will Norris

Chad Porter


Assistant Artistic Director and Producer:


Maddy Barnes


Artistic Director:


Chad Porter


Playwriting Project Co-Ordinator:


Antoinette Moses


FLY Festival Director:


Hannah Tough



FLY Festival also saw performances from recent UEA Graduate James McDermott


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