Old Trunk in association with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch present
Outer Limits Southend
Tickets are free but must be booked due to limited capacity.
You can book for the morning, afternoon or evening sessions. BOOK HERE.
A Weekend Festival of Words in the heart of Southend-on-Sea celebrating the Essex Creative Scene.
Featuring Scratch, Theatre, Poetry, Storytelling, Spoken Word, Music, Panels, Talks, & Creative Minglings.
Expect exciting handpicked sharings and performances from some of the industry’s best, in a celebratory showcase of the Essex creative scene.
This rolling arts festival takes place on Sat 12th Oct at Metal Southend and Sun 13th Oct at The Railway Hotel
Come. Watch. Share. Participate. Eat. Drink. Chat
Go home. Activate. Do it.
SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER
METAL, CHALKWELL HALL, CHALKWELL PARK, SOUTHEND
12 – 3 EARLY SESH
4 – 7 AFTERNOON DELIGHT
8 – 11 EVENING LUSHNESS
12 – 12:15 – HIYA PLUS PASTRIES
We welcome you to the Outer Limits family & give you the general lowdown (Did we mention there’ll be pastry?)
12:15 – SCRATCH: SKIN
Seasoned storyteller Hannah Brailsford fuses Eastern European inspired female narratives accompanied by the sublime music of Isabel Oliver, followed by a Storytelling workshop.
1:15 – SCRATCH: ALABASTER IS A DRY WORD
Theatre-maker George Keeble-Wright examines what happens when the senses fuse and create Synesthesia.
1:30 – POE’S TELL-TALE HEART
Award-winning actor-director Charles Sharman-Cox presents a one-man stage version of his internationally successful short film.
1:50 – SCRATCH: EMMA’S HEART
A one-woman musical play based on the life and artistic career of the first real ‘celebrity’ Lady Hamilton, pioneer and mistress to Horatio Nelson. By actor/folk musician Olivia Graham, directed by Ellen Kretschmer.
2:10 – SCRATCH: PARTING WAYS
Extract from a play by theatre-maker Adam Wheeler – a fictional conversation between Lord Mountbatten and one of his closest advisors Cyril Radcliffe, in the aftermath of the partition of India.
2:30 – MERCY
Actor Wendy Morgan performs a moving extract from her short film about searching for humanity in the meat trade.
2:40 – SCRATCH: YOU HAD ME AT 24 HOURS
Haley Piercy shares some thoughts on being a new mum.
2:50 – BURN
Actor David Streames reprises a monologue from Sadie Hasler’s piece for music Vagabond Diaries. Meet Clarence Larchsap, South Carolina, 1922. He has a little problem he’d like to share.
3-4 – PAUSE FOR SNACKAGE
4:00 – SCRATCH: THE NANNY DIARIES
Born & bred Essex actor Melissa Knighton shares her hilarious experiences of being a Nanny after Drama School.
4:20 – SCRATCH: ONE SIP AWAY FROM HAPPINESS
A contemporary piece about three women who don’t know it’s okay to not be okay, by actor Sharan Atwal
4:40 – SCRATCH: THE ANIMAL YOU ARE
A chilling forecast of a not-too-unlikely dystopian future, where Love has borders to obey. By actor/writer John Skerritt.
5:20 – SAD ABOUT THE COWS
An extract from comic-poetic play by Essex playwright Michelle Payne. A story about Ariana Grande, Victoria’s Secret Angels, and what happens if you succumb to the temptation of Milky Bar Buttons.
5:40 – SCRATCH: KELLY JONES
Acclaimed Essex playwright, winner of the BBC Drama Award, shares exciting new work, fresh off the page.
6:00 – PANEL: WOMEN WHO MAKE ART (AND SH*T HAPPEN)
A no-holds-barred sharing of how women overcome bullsh*t obstacles leftover from the ailing Patriarchy to make Art and thrive. Expect candid language and rocket-fuel inspiration.
7-8 – FOOD, DRINKS & MINGLING
8:00 STILETTO BEACH
Monologue from the play by Sadie Hasler, recently commissioned by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch.
8:10 SCRATCH: WALKING HOME
Cracking new monologue from celebrated Essex playwright Vickie Donoghue.
8:20 – PRAMKICKER
Old Trunkers Sarah Mayhew & Sadie Hasler present a turbo whip around their hit play about being a modern woman. “A real gem” – Guardian
8:40 – BRYONY TAYLOR & ISABEL OLIVER
Actors Bryony Taylor & Isabel Oliver present a candid tour de force of what it means to be young with the weight of the world on your shoulders when you’ve inherited a load of rot from idiot adults.
9 – 9:30 BRIGITTE APHRODITE & QUIET BOY
Punk-Pop-Poetry from feminist showgirl Brigitte Aphrodite and musician Quiet Boy, who recently wowed audiences in Edinburgh with their show Parakeet.
10 – 11 – CREATIVE CLINKING & MINGLING
SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER – The Outer Limits programme continues at The Railway Hotel in Southend.