The RADA Festival 2018 runs from 27 June to 7 July, inviting graduates to present their work. We catch up with writer and director Lucy Brenchley, bringing HAMM 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 HAMM (Perfectly Processed Education), which plays at RADA Festival on 4 & 6 July 2018. We caught up with writer & director Lucy Brenchley:

Describe HAMM in three words.

‘Satirical, quirky, honest.’

Is this your first RADA Festival experience?

‘Yes, it’s my first time as a writer/director for the festival, but I performed in a piece in 2016.’

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

‘Cannot wait to catch Always Right There.  I have heard snapshots of Natalia’s incredibly sharp writing –cannot wait to see it as a full length piece.’

What are the future plans for Freight?

‘We’d love the opportunity to develop the piece with a run at an established Fringe theatre which promotes new writing’

Is there anything else you want to highlight about your show?

‘This is a new play in development and the RADA Festival marks the first chapter in facilitating this play to grow and take shape.  I am immensely excited about how we can continue its development beyond the festival.’


Writer & Director: Lucy Brenchley

Performers: Elena Clements, Eleanor de Rohan, Olivia Foan, Phillip Laing, Oliver Thorn.

HAMM plays the RADA Festival 2018 on 4 & 6 July 2018. For further information, please visit the venue website.