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Taking Flight Festival


A New Writing Festival and nationwide Competition showcasing emerging British East Asian Playwrights

Theatre/ New Writing

FREE attendance

Sun 17 July 2022, 12:30pm - Cancelled
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Sun 17 July 2022, 1:30pm
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Running Time: 60min no interval

Suitable for Aged 16+

Red Dragonfly’s New Writing Festival and nationwide Competition is back! Championing new and emerging British East and South East Asian playwrights this fourth season will feature the play reading of the winning full length 1 hour play, along with a special performance of ‘The Mice Go To The Cinema’ by Manchester HuaXia Chinese Drama Club students. Both events are FREE to attend.

CANCELLED due to COVID - Sun 17 July, 12:30pm - Taking Flight presents:

'The Mice Go To The Cinema' by Manchester HuaXia Chinese School Drama Club

The mice find an empty cinema during the pandemic and prepares the whole kingdom to go and watch a film together. Free attendance. Performed in Chinese with English substitles. Suitable for all ages.

STILL ON - Sun 17 July, 1:30pm - Taking Flight presents:

'What's Best For Jada' by Alex Blanc, Winner of Taking Flight New Writing Competition

Jada's parents are no longer together. She plays legos with her dad Richard, as he and his new partner Claire shower her with horse-riding lessons and days out in Chessington. Jada's mum Marie disapproves from a distance. Whilst Richard rejects his Chinese upbringing, Marie embraces it providing what she believes is important, money for Jada's education, healthcare and upkeep. Parenting isn't easy, co-parenting is even harder - but they know what's best for Jada and everything they do is for her - or is it?

Suitable for Age 14+ (Warning: swearing)

Check out more details on Red Dragonfly’s website:

Supported by funding from Arts Council England.


'I cried twice and lost count of the times I laughed... it hits all the right notes' ★★★★ Everything Theatre on Taking Flight 2017 

'Fast paced... with much entertainment... Red Dragonfly Productions has exceeded expectations' ★★★★ LiveTheatreUK on Taking Flight 2017


The Rotunda Theatre, 

Venue 33k, Bowling Green,

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 

SK17 6BE

Creatives, Cast & Crew


Presented by 

Red Dragonfly Productions

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