StoneCrabs Young Directors proudly present ‘Stomping Ground’, a diverse and dynamic three-night festival exploring the human experience from all angles through the reimagining of 9 short plays. Expect an eclectic mix of storytelling, snapshots from around the world of shared experiences old and new, and untold secrets exposed. There are stories to excite and engage every single audience member, as each director reveals their bold, original voice through the power of comedy, drama and romance. Jump on board and discover what it really means to be human in the 21st century.

15 MARCH 7pm Francine Morgan directs The Shawl by David Mamet A wannabe psychic and apprentice plan to con a client out of their money; who gets what they came for?
8pm Emily Marshall directs ‘Counting Stars’ by Atiha Sen Gupta Join Nigerian toilet attendants Sophie and Abiodun on their biggest selling night of the year: Valentine’s Day
9pm   Fernanda Mandagará directs ‘The End Of All Miracles’ by Paulo Santoro The miracle of galaxies and the discovery that death is life itself; this is a visually enticing production that approaches dementia with poetry and gusto.
16 MARCH 7pm Beth Kapila directs ‘Wasted’ by Kate Tempest When our time feels wasted we start to get restless. Danny, Charlotte and Ted are changing things. This is it.
8pm Chris Davis directs ‘Passing By’ by Martin Sherman When Simon and Toby spend the night together, little do they realise the impact they will have on each other’s lives.
9pm Edwina Strobl directs ‘Boxman’ by Daniel Keene Ringo, displaced from his African homeland, invites you to his cardboard home in a city park to share with you his most valuable possession…his extraordinary life.
17 MARCH 7pm Luke Howarth directs ‘Captain Amazing’ by Alistair McDowall In the eyes of their children, aren’t all parents superheroes? Mark is inconspicuous, middle-aged, jaded – until his daughter asks him to make up a bedtime story…
8pm Sam Luffman directs ‘After Liverpool’ by James Saunders What do we say when all has been said…?
9pm Alex Prescot directs ‘The Open Couple’ by Dario Fo ‘Dario Fo’s tightly-written farce, deftly switches between comic and serious in a whirlwind 50 minutes of brilliance.’

*All performances will be live captioned.