Departure Lounge, the summer festival of new and thrilling theatre, fresh and innovative performances, Edinburgh previews and insightful workshops and talks, is returning to Derby Theatre for a sixth year, from July 19-22. Kicking off the festival on July 19 will be East Meets West – The Human Search Engine, a free peer support session facilitated by Little Earthquake, a network that aims to reduce barriers and encourage collaboration between, and within, the East and West Midlands’ independent theatre-making communities. This session guarantees to generate rapid answers to any burning questions and to offer valuable advice, an event which promises to leave artists, companies, practitioners and programmers inspired, provoked and nurtured…and readyfor the rest of the festival ahead.Performance highlights of the festival for 2018 include: A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn by Jess Green and the Mischief Thieves, an award-winning theatre company with a lyrical, powerful and humorouslook at modern politics; Town Choir by Canadian theatre company, Theatre Replacement, a site specific musical piece that will be performed in intu Derby where writers type out observations of the world unfolding around them, and in that same moment, a town choir receives these observations via a… Read full this story
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