Festival seeks ideas for Manx comedy

Photo credit: TheatreFest

Series of works to be staged next month

An event to showcase new work by Manx playwrights and performers will be back for its third year this autumn.

TheatreFest '17 organised by the Isle of Man Arts Council, aims to offer the theatre going public something new.

The event moves from the Gaiety to its new home, The Studio Theatre at Ballakermeen high school in Douglas, where four new works will be staged over two nights - 6th and 7th October.

This year's programme offers plays, musical theatre, a new dance piece, a competition to write a one-act play, and even a short film.

And you can get involved in a unique devised piece of theatre that'll be written from scratch and performed at TheatreFest.

Arts Development Officer Emma Callin says it'll be a Manx comedy:

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