When booking your ticket, please select the date would like, then select the session/s you wish to attend from the menu (Morning Sesh, Afternoon Delight, Evening Lushness). You will have access to all events within the session. (65p fee will be removed in basket)
Old Trunk & Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch present
A Weekend Festival of Words celebrating the Essex Creative Scene
Featuring Scratch, Theatre, Poetry, Storytelling, Spoken Word, Music, Panels, Talks, & Creative Minglings
EVENTS ARE ALL FREE, but please select which sessions you will be present for as they fill up fast & we want to make sure we’ve catered for enough bums!
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 – 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
RAILWAY HOTEL, CLIFFTOWN ROAD, SOUTHEND
3 – 6 AFTERNOON DELIGHT
6:45 – 11 EVENING LUSHNESS
2:30pm – FIZZY HULLO: PROSECCO RECEPTION
3:00 – SCRATCH: THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF SELLING A LAMP
Theatre Company No Fixed Address present an extract from a play which explores the notion of modern day communication and how women choose to declutter and find meaningful experiences.
3:20 – SCRATCH: LEE ASHCROFT: ENDURANCE
A thought-provoking multi-disciplinary piece about living with Autism and depression through Austerity.
3:30 – SCRATCH: GINGER
A funny and furious look at sex and casual bullying in the life of a Ginge, from screenwriter Kerry Keenan Lynch.
3:50 – SCRATCH: WASHED UP
Following a plagiarism scandal, a couple weathers a storm of social media outrage. Washed Up tackles white privilege, authorship, and the mires of public shaming. From up-and-coming playwright Miranda Wilkie.
4:10 – SCRATCH: TOE TAGS
A delightfully dark monologue from writer-performer Molly Wilsher.
4:25 – SCRATCH: CHRIST ON A BIKE
A darkly humorous exploration of a difficult relationship between father and daughter, by writer-actor Rafaela Elliston.
4:40 – SCRATCH: REAL LOVE
A thought-provoking monologue from Southend actor Danielle Kassaraté.
5:00 – BADAC
Extracts and talk from visceral theatre-maker Steve Lambert. Extreme Political Art exploring Human Rights issues & abuses. Not for the faint-hearted.
5:45 – SCRATCH: THERE IS NO AUTHORITY BUT YOURSELF
Thrilling new work about the anarchist punk band Crass, from writer-performer Oliver Yellop and musician Benji Hooper.
6:00 – GRUB & BUBBLES BREAK
6:40 – SCRATCH: THE ETIQUETTE OF INCONTINENCE PAD DISPOSAL
Hilarious new comedy from comedian Pope Lonergan. Here’s tales of addiction, dementia, & biological degradation from a very funny man committed to brutally full disclosure.
7 – KARIMA KAY
Comedy from playwright-performer and life lioness Annie Siddons. Don’t miss her, she’s a magnetic happening.
7:15 Beer & Wee Break
7:30 – DAMN WRITE: WE’RE FROM ESSEX
Old Trunk bring you the latest instalment of their fun and often raucous storytelling night Damn Write, featuring multiple peoples of talent and wonder, including an exclusive extract from Dennis of Penge, the hit hot play by Annie Siddons.
9 – SONNY GREEN
A firebrand closing set from acclaimed spoken word artist, MC, and full time hustler.
9:30 – 11 – DRINKS & CREATIVE MINGLING
Outer Limits: Southend has been made possible by the generous support of The Clothworkers’ Foundation. Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is the recipient of the 2018 Clothworkers’ Theatre Award, a competitive annual prize given to a regional producing theatre, that has only ever been awarded five times.
12 - 13 Oct 2019