The RADA Festival 2018 runs from 27 June to 7 July, inviting graduates to present their work. We catch up with the company bringing DELETE to the festival this year:

Now in its 7th year, the RADA Festival 2018 celebrates the work of its past graduates with a ten-day programme of theatre, installations and discussions. That’s ten days that centre around the school and its network of contacts, ten days of individuals who have learnt their craft in those hallowed halls, who return to take creative risks, extend their work into new territories and experiment with telling stories in unexpected ways.

Here at Miro Magazine, we are always on the lookout for the next generation of theatremaker, so where better to look than at a set of graduate artists? Throughout the festival, we will be profiling some of the companies and people bringing along their work, seeking feedback and hoping to expand their own networks through the common link of their alma mater.

RADA Festival 2018

Next up in our Spotlight feature is DELETE, which plays at RADA Festival from 2 – 4 July 2018. We caught up with the company:

Describe DELETE in three words.

‘Funny, poignant, timely.’

Is this your first RADA Festival experience?

‘Yes – we’re overwhelmed by how much it takes to put on a production, moved by the generosity and team spirit of my crew, chuffed to be a part of this. Director Imogen Butler-Cole brought her work Foreign Body to the festival a few years ago to great acclaim.’

Who else are you most looking forward to seeing while at the RADA Festival?

‘More women-centred shows by women!’

Who or what are your inspirations?

‘My incredible team of collaborators and creators who have gone above and beyond to make Delete the show it is today.’

What are the future plans for DELETE?

‘It will be adapted for radio by Wireless Theatre and performed at the Actor Awareness festival at Barons Court theatre on 26 July. We would love a nice long run in a London theatre.’

What is the best production that you saw in the last 12 months?

Girl From The North Country. For the completely innovative use of the musical genre, the sheer talent on stage and the class with which it was realised.’

Is there anything else you want to highlight about DELETE?

Nina Millns is an activist whose contribution to the #MeToo movement was celebrated by the Huffington Post on International Women’s Day 2018. This is her first full-length play and it was longlisted for the PapaTango award.’

 

 

Writer: Nina Millns

Director: Imogen Butler-Cole

Design: Dani Tagen; Sam Seal (sound); John Lee (film)

Cast: Nina Millns; Illona Linthwaite; Balvinder Sopal; Matthew Hebden

DELETE runs at the RADA Festival 2018 from 2 – 4 July 2018. For further information, please visit the venue website.