Hatch Festival 2024

Hatch Festival 2024

Experience the power of collaboration as Lewisham Youth Theatre’s talented artists hatch their creative practice, presenting commissioned works enriched by dramaturgy and mentoring from industry professionals.

Presented by Lewisham Youth Theatre, Hatch is a creative project supporting emerging creatives to develop their own creative practice: as writers, performers, directors and producers. The project has included creative development sessions, masterclasses with professional artists like Dreaming Whilst Black creator Adjani Salmon, actress Dani Moseley and Black Ops Gbemisola Ikumelo, one-to-one mentoring and commissions of new creative work.

Thursday 11th April, 7pm

Hatch Launch: Open Mic & Creative Networking

Help us launch the Hatch Festival! Hear about the upcoming performances and enjoy an open mic session, followed by a creative mixer where you can connect and hatch fresh ideas with other emerging creatives. Plus, receive a special discount for festival tickets.

Launch tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

Hatch: A Collection of New Theatre & Film

Performances on both Friday 12th and Saturday 13th April will include: 

Return To Soil’ - Extracts from a new play exploring love and artistic integrity through music, movement and poetry, by Eliezor Gore

IN.Q.BS’ - Extracts from a new play exploring the question of whether society conforms to order by choice or by force, by Nae Chettry. 

Sisters’ -  Extracts from a new TV series about Denise and Gaby, whose sisterly bond is pushed to the limit, by Rowan Fornah

If I Had One Wish’ - A selection of scenes from a short film exploring sexuality in the Black community by Amiga Harewood

Age Guidance: Due to mature themes in these performances, we recommend audience are aged 16+.