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Come to one of our After Hours events: poetry; prose; music and more – or why not get involved? Be part of the development of new plays at the Rehearsed Readings or try a Skills Workshop. Click here for a PDF of events

Free Live Music every night at New Century House, 10pm (9pm on Sunday 24th)
Ask the Box Office staff or see website for listings.

Rehearsed readings with North West Playwrights. Washington Suite, Sachas Hotel.
6pm on Mon 25th – Thurs 28th. £3 each (or all for just £10!).
See four new scripts being tested script in hand, by North West playwrights and their team of professional actors and directors. Your feedback helps these writers refine their scripts – you could be getting the first glimpse of a 24:7 2012 play!! Full listings from Box Office/website. Click here to book

The Big Weekend
Comedy sketches, Tai Chi & music with the Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra, challenge our companies in a 24hr play event, pay-what-you-can and be first to see the Midland 24:7 shows, see the entries to the COFILMIC Festival and cast your vote, and recover from it all with a quiet afternoon tea. See further on for times and locations.

After Hours events:
Work in Progress: Excerpts of shows soon to be seen at other venues, including a sneak preview of Royal Exchange Studio show ‘Thrasher’ by former 24:7er Conor McKee
Tues 26th at 10.30pm in the Elphick Space. Free.

Spoken Word night featuring Longfella, Glastonbury’s 2011 Poet in Residence.
Wed 27th at 10.30pm in the Elphick Space. Free.

Musical Theatre: A selection of musical theatre vignettes from local performers
Thurs 28th at 10.30pm in the Elphick Space. Free.

Introductory skills workshops in the Elphick Space. 2pm Mon 25th – Fri 29th. £10 / £8
Led by highly qualified & experienced professional tutors. If you’ve ever fancied having a go – this is your chance! Click here to book your spot.

Unarmed Stage Fighting with Kaitlin Howard (2 hour session)
Improvisation for Writers and Actors with Tina Earl (2 hour session)
Clowning with Mark Winstanley (3 hour session)
Group Singing with Judy Kent (2 hour session)
Iyengar Yoga with Mike Heath (2 hour session)

The Weekend always starts on Friday!

10pm, Live music by Happy Soul

Alternative and witty Blues music. Elphick Space, FREE

10.30pm, Cabaret Revue show
Late night laughs with 24:7’s very own Comedy Players. Warning – due to the high-intensity of the laughter content during this show, spare underwear may be required. Pioneer Stage, £3.

Saturday 23rd July
12 noon, Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra
Music, Tai Chi, dancing and calligraphy. A special afternoon with a unique group. Pioneer Stage and Elphick Space, FREE

3.30pm, 6pm, 7.30pm FIRST CHANCE TO SEE the remaining 24:7 shows.
Public Previews of True, Steerage and Keep it Simple, opening tomorrow at the Victoria Suite, Midland Hotel. 30 seats per show only, ‘pay what you can’ donations appreciated.

4.45pm, 24hr Play Launch
We’re finally going 24/7 for one day at least! Come and add your ideas to the pot for two brave writers, who have to take their pick of the assembled suggestions and produce a script for directors David Fleeshman and Elizabeth Newman by 10am on Sunday, The race is on to the 24 hr deadline for performance.......Pioneer Stage, FREE

10pm, Live music by Death to the Strange
Sharp and philosophical acoustic harmony from these Northern boys. Elphick Space, FREE.

10.30pm, CoFilmic Comedy Festival
A smorgasbord of short comedy films and live performances. Vote for your favourites; find out more about Cofilmic and how to enter. Pioneer Stage, £3.

Sunday 24th July    
2pm, Did you know or work with Michael Elphick?
Michael’s daughters and his partner Patricia will be hosting an Afternoon Tea sharing photos, anecdotes and remembering a gregarious man who is still much missed. Please ask the Box Office for more information about this event.

4.45pm, 24 HR PLAY PERFORMANCES
See the results of this fast and furious theatrical collaboration between writers, actors, directors and you. Pioneer Stage, FREE

9pm, Live music by Clare Stokes

Wind down after a hectic Festival Weekend with an acoustic set. Elphick Space, Free.