The Octagon is thrilled to announce the winners of the first ever National Octagon Prize.
In 2016 the Octagon invited writers to submit 40-minute dramatic monologues of any theme or genre. After receiving hundreds of entries from across the globe, the Octagon is delighted to announce that the winners are Charlotte Josephine with her entry Blue, Ian Townsend with Being Amazing and Shauna Mackay with Nobody Can Never Get us Back.
This festive season the Octagon Theatre brings to life one of the greatest fairy-tales of all time in a magical, fun and feisty re-telling of Cinderella, from Friday 18 November until Saturday 14 January.
Throughout the 50 year history of the Octagon, many productions of Shakespeare’s work have been performed on the Octagon stage. In keeping with this proud tradition, the Octagon is celebrating Shakespeare’s work to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death.
The Octagon Theatre’s exciting 2016-17 season begins with Harper Lee’s poignant and powerful To Kill a Mockingbird. Marking Elizabeth Newman’s first full season as Artistic Director at the Octagon, To Kill a Mockingbird captures the delight and mysteries of childhood as well as exploring the fight for justice.