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First Bites

A Scratch Night of New Writing

At the Octagon Theatre

A night of short plays and extracts created by up and coming theatre-makers and hosted by Switch_MCR Theatre Company

21st September 2023

19:00 - 21:00

A Night of New Writing in Co-Production with the Octagon Theatre

New Writing. New Voices. New Ideas. New Opportunities.
Hosted by Switch_MCR at the Octagon Theatre.

Welcome to The Octagon Theatre's very first, First Bites Festival!


The Octagon are debuting their first festival of home grown new work, new plays, work in progress, scratch nights and stories.

This Festival is a chance to have an exciting "first bite" of something new and for you to provide helpful feedback to the artists which will be vital towards the development of their work.

See the Octagon's full First Bites Festival page for booking and more information!

As part of the festival, we will be hosting and platforming an evening of new writing and works-in-development on Thursday 21st September. The pieces will be performed by Switch_MCR and will feature new work from some of our favourite new writers as well as a selection of work which we are seeking development and homes for!

The full line-up of writing will be announced very soon...

Tickets are £6.00 and available on the Octagon Theatre's First Bites Page.


Please note that some extracts have content warnings of:

  • Loud sudden noises, flickering lights.

  • Discussions of death, horror and gore, allusions to violence.


If you would like to access our sonic/visual breakdown for this showcase for accessibility reasons, please do not hesitate to contact us via email for the document. 


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Actor: Symonie

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Sara Abanur


Actor: Symonie





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Nathan Lea


Actor: Symonie

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Actor: Multiple

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Rory Kelly



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