The month-long festival will play at The Other Place from 31 May – 23 June.

Details of the events in our Spring Mischief Festival at The Other Place have been announced. Led by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman, the festival will include two new plays exploring global questions of truth, corruption and freedom:

  • #WeAreArrested is the true story of Can Dündar, a journalist who was imprisoned for publishing evidence that the Turkish government was illegally providing weapons to Syria. His book has been adapted by Pippa Hill and Sophie Ivatts to explore the personal risks that journalists around the world take to expose the truth.
  • Day of the Living is a response to the ‘forced disappearance’ of 43 male students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, in 2014. Created by composer and lyricist Darren Clark, director Amy Draper and playwright and journalist Juliet Gilkes Romero, the play will be a musical tribute to the spirit of Mexico and its people that also digs deep into urgent global issues.

You can learn more about the creation of the two plays with our Creative Team Talks on 2 June for Day of the Living and 4 June for #WeAreArrested. There are also Post-Show Talks on 12 and 18 June where audiences can ask questions about the performances they have just seen.

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Alongside these two new shows, playwright Nell Leyshon will be bringing us two special performances of Three Letters, her one-woman play about motherhood, illness and reinvention, on 6 and 8 June. 

There will also be a work-in-progress reading of Redefining Juliet on 22 June, where the audience gets a chance to see behind-the-scenes at how we explore new ideas in theatre. The play takes a sideways look at Shakespeare's most famous romance, Romeo and Juliet, by focusing instead on six diverse Juliets.

The Spring Mischief Festival will run from 31 May – 23 June at The Other Place.

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