nabokov at The Molten Festival

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We're hugely excited to reveal we'll be premiering four brand new theatrical gems at the Molten Festival.

Molten Festival 2008 presents a host of top acts and masses of free arts activities in Barking and Dagenham throughout October.

Each Sunday sees a massive Molten Variety Show at the Broadway Theatre, Barking, where legendary performers share the stage with foot jugglers, Arabic dancers, folk sensations and top comedians. Oh, and us.

We've commissioned four new plays specifically for Molten from some of Britain’s most exciting writers – BOLA AGBAJE, NATHAN CLOUGH & MAHLON PRINCE, CHÉ WALKER and JESS WALTERS.

Here's the line-up:

Sunday 5 October, 7pm
MAHLON PRINCE & NATHAN CLOUGH
Plus Norma Waterson, Martin Carthy and Chris Parkinson with Barking and Dagenham Youth Dance, She'Koyokh, Shappi Khorsandi and Afrikan Boy.

Sunday 12 October, 7pm
BOLA AGBAJE
Plus Dr Das with Broadway Youth Theatre (BYTe), Hui Ling, Reginald D Hunter and East London Chorus.

Sunday 19 October, 7pm
JESS WALTERS
Plus The Blockheads with Bantu African Orchestra, Shafeek Ibrahim, Trippplicate and Clare Teal.

Sunday 26 October, 7pm
CHÉ WALKER
Plus The Imagined Village with Werlitzer, Arthur Smith and London Gypsy Orchestra.

MC on all four nights is our good friend and Arts Club compere Luke Wright.

All shows take place at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, Barking, IG11 7LS (nearest tube: Barking). There's a map here.

Tickets are normally £17/£15 but we've secured a special offer rate of just of only £12/£10concs for our mailing listers / blog readers. You lucky things. Simply quote "Volcano" when you call the box office on 020 8507 5607. Or you can book online now.

See you in Barking for Sunday night shenanigans.