Page, Stage, Script

3 night theatre festival

Fri 29, Sat 30 Sep & Sun 1 Oct

Co-curated by Jade Hackett and Ashley Joseph 

Discover fresh new theatre, spoken word, live music, theatrical comedy and contemporary dance performances. Over three action-packed nights Page, Stage, Script presents 12 original performances, celebrating 12 diverse artists creating brilliant new work.

Programmed by Jade Hackett and Ashley Jospeh, our co-curators have selected work from a top collection of established artists and performers, alongside exciting up-and-coming artists and outstanding local East London talent. From original theatre and multi-disciplinary dance performances, to spoken word and live music, join us to experience inspiring, uplifting and socially relevant live art.

Each evening, four diverse artists take to the Studio 3 Arts stage. Check out the line-up below.

Doors open one hour before performances start, so why not arrive early and enjoy the pre-show menu from Gems Delights alongside drinks from our fully-licenced BAR and sounds from DJ R-Trax

Fri 29 Sep – Artists & line-up

Sat 30 Sep – Artists & line-up

Sun 1 Oct – Artists & line-up

Friday 29 September

Mönöchröme – You coming studio?

Join alternative R&B duo Mönöchröme on a candid journey behind their music; lifting the lid on the trials, tribulations and situations that inspire their work. Undiluted and straight-from-the-source, welcome to their truths.
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Justice – Lost in My Love

Exploring some of the big themes of life in a personalised fashion, Justice shares intricate and intimate experiences that everyone should find something to relate to. This spoken word piece takes us to the only place we ever are and need to be, to find the answers to ourselves and the important questions we ask throughout this journey.
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Dani Harris-Walters – Happy Father’s Day 

Hip-hop dance vocabulary, rap and narration are wondrously crafted in solo work Happy Father’s Day; a reflective coming-of-age story with a comedic edge. Through anecdotal sketches, Dani Harris-Walters takes audiences on a heart-stirring journey exploring a vital relationship from an unexpected point of view.
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Cherilyn Albert – BFG

The sounds of trailblazers such as Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, pour onto a moonlit stage in a tribute to black female greats of the past, present, and future. This dance piece pays homage to the huge imprint that black female jazz musicians made, to give right to the celebration of all black art.
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Saturday 30 September

Danny Bailey – Finding Olokun

Finding Olokun is a play that explores the lasting effects that colonisation has had on African spirituality and how through the process of bastardising African communities from their customs has impacted the diasporas sense of self identity, aspirations, relationships, purpose and their ideas about the after life. Danny will be sharing a 30 min excerpt of the play.
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Gail Egebeson – What Are You Looking At?!

A theatrical comedy that explores the meaning of Blackness in the UK from the viewpoint of a Nigerian comedian who has recently moved over here. As she struggles to fit in, what seemed so straightforward gets even more complicated than expected.
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Bradley Charles – Black Tea

Follow a story about a young boy managing the challenge of the passing of his father and the idea of becoming a new dad. All told through music, dance, and spoken word.
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Olivia Francis – The Echoes

The echoes of the voices in my head. Feeling trapped in those voices and needing to escape. I need to find my freedom. Fight or flight? I want to fight I want to break through. I’m going to keep putting one foot in front of the other.
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Sunday 1 October

Razak Osman

Here’s some advice. Mind the gap, stand behind the yellow and stop pissing in the cross passages. Follow the funny, bizarre, and wild experiences witnessed by an actor working on the night tube at a London Underground station.
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Eleanor Kane – Up the Road

Up The Road is a show about loneliness on a London commute, using verbatim bits of text from passers by on the tube.
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Dionne Reid – KiD iN YOU

The perfect fusion of play and music, this music-themed wonderland offers a unique and immersive experience for all participants and a chance to explore a world where fun meets melodies.
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Jordan Aaron

A step into three different lives, all with the exact same story, from different parts of the world. They reminisce on the times they had and share regret for missed opportunities, speaking directly to the audience about how much of an impact the performing arts community can have on a young person. Will they settle for the life they have? Or will they make a change?
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Jade Hacket

Jade has worked extensively in dance, theatre and music. Choreographer and Movement Director  credits include: Miss Saigon at Sheffield Crucible, Hex at the National Theatre, White Noise at the Bridge Theatre, The Tide (commissioned piece for Talawa). Jade was Associate Director and Choreographer for Get UP Stand Up: The Bob Marley Musical and Associate Choreographer on For Black Boys at Royal court and Apollo Theatre.

Actor and performer: Sylvia at the Old Vic, Nine Night at Trafalgar Studios and A Monster Calls on UK and US tour.

Dance performances include: The Pied Piper at Theatre Royal Stratford East, Blaze (Germany and Dubai tour), Into the Woods (London and UK tour), The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Roundhouse, Some Like It Hip Hop at the Peacock.

Commercial work has included: Street Dance 3D: The Movie, Adidas campaigns, Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics and Baku 2015 European Games.

Ashley Joseph

Ashley is a talented actor, presenter and writer. TV and Film credits include: Gary in Justins House (CBeebies), Doctors (BBC), Sex Lattes and Hilarious Dating (Amazon Prime), Al Cowlings in Nicole and OJ, All About the McKenzies (ITV2), Laur and Disorder (Masked Pony Productions), Lenny Henry’s Funny Black Singles (Leopard Films, BBC Comedy), EastEnders (BBC) and Strapped (Central Films). Ashley voices the role of Jared in the award-winning Black British BBC animated series JoJo & Gran Gran which can currently be seen on CBeebies and the BBCiplayer streaming service.

Theatre credits include: Red Dirt (Arcola Theatre), Jack and The Beanstalk (The Shaw Theatre), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds her Chameleon Skin and Robin Hood (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Aladdin (DeMontfort Hall Leicester), The Warriors LDN (The Barbican), Look Black in Laughter (Hackney Empire), Look to the Sky (Half Moon Theatre UK tour), Twelfth Night (Nottingham Playhouse), Locked In (Half Moon Theatre National Tour), The Blacks (Stratford East), Father’s and Son’s (The Albany Theatre), The Dong (London Bubble) and Sugar Snap (Soho Theatre).

Presenting credits include: The Sir Ashley J & DJ B-Radz Live Nation takeover show, Saudia Arabia Formula E Concerts, Latitude Festival, Dubai Music Week (Live Nation), MTV Base, BBC’s Radio 1 Hackney Weekend Festival, The 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, torch relays (BBC & CH4), Serious About StreetDance Championships (Indigo O2). Ashley is the Emcee for international Hip-Hop show BLAZE (Holland, Bahrain, Belgium, Berlin and Dubai). He is also the presenter and co-creator of the UK hit improvised comedy show, ACTing Up!