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Hazel gives the lowdown on festival of plays

Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette

Festival director Hazel Lucas visited the Phoenix FM studios last week to tell our listeners all about Short + Sweet Essex.

Short + Sweet describes itself as “the biggest little play festival in the world”. The idea originated in Sydney, Australia and now takes place in various locations all over the world, including the USA, South Africa and Vietnam.

The unique feature about the festival is that it showcases a number of plays – none of which last more than 10 minutes.

Hazel came in to talk about how she got involved and the kind of plays you can expect to see.

This year’s event takes place on June 6, 7, 13, 14 and 22 at Billericay Theatre. There will be around 20 plays showcased, including Press To Exit by Steve Arber, Escaping from the Echoes by Chris McDermott and the intriguingly titled Autonomous the Tank Engine by Carol Hayes.

You can hear the interview again at phoenixfm.com and find out more about the festival at shortandsweet.org.

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Hazel gives the lowdown on festival of plays

Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette

Festival director Hazel Lucas visited the Phoenix FM studios last week to tell our listeners all about Short + Sweet Essex.

Short + Sweet describes itself as “the biggest little play festival in the world”. The idea originated in Sydney, Australia and now takes place in various locations all over the world, including the USA, South Africa and Vietnam.

The unique feature about the festival is that it showcases a number of plays – none of which last more than 10 minutes.

Hazel came in to talk about how she got involved and the kind of plays you can expect to see.

This year’s event takes place on June 6, 7, 13, 14 and 22 at Billericay Theatre. There will be around 20 plays showcased, including Press To Exit by Steve Arber, Escaping from the Echoes by Chris McDermott and the intriguingly titled Autonomous the Tank Engine by Carol Hayes.

You can hear the interview again at phoenixfm.com and find out more about the festival at shortandsweet.org.

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Hazel gives the lowdown on festival of plays

Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette

Festival director Hazel Lucas visited the Phoenix FM studios last week to tell our listeners all about Short + Sweet Essex.

Short + Sweet describes itself as “the biggest little play festival in the world”. The idea originated in Sydney, Australia and now takes place in various locations all over the world, including the USA, South Africa and Vietnam.

The unique feature about the festival is that it showcases a number of plays – none of which last more than 10 minutes.

Hazel came in to talk about how she got involved and the kind of plays you can expect to see.

This year’s event takes place on June 6, 7, 13, 14 and 22 at Billericay Theatre. There will be around 20 plays showcased, including Press To Exit by Steve Arber, Escaping from the Echoes by Chris McDermott and the intriguingly titled Autonomous the Tank Engine by Carol Hayes.

You can hear the interview again at phoenixfm.com and find out more about the festival at shortandsweet.org.

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Hazel gives the lowdown on festival of plays

Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette

Festival director Hazel Lucas visited the Phoenix FM studios last week to tell our listeners all about Short + Sweet Essex.

Short + Sweet describes itself as “the biggest little play festival in the world”. The idea originated in Sydney, Australia and now takes place in various locations all over the world, including the USA, South Africa and Vietnam.

The unique feature about the festival is that it showcases a number of plays – none of which last more than 10 minutes.

Hazel came in to talk about how she got involved and the kind of plays you can expect to see.

This year’s event takes place on June 6, 7, 13, 14 and 22 at Billericay Theatre. There will be around 20 plays showcased, including Press To Exit by Steve Arber, Escaping from the Echoes by Chris McDermott and the intriguingly titled Autonomous the Tank Engine by Carol Hayes.

You can hear the interview again at phoenixfm.com and find out more about the festival at shortandsweet.org.

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