The caravan showcase presents a programme of the best new English performance to a selection of international promoters, festival organisers and presenters as part of the Brighton Festival. The ambition is to create the conditions for England’s theatre makers to develop international collaborations, tours and exchanges. In previous years companies have secured new commissions, toured to every part of the world and built new international partnerships.

This year’s caravan showcase will take place on 11-12 May 2020. We have worked quickly to transform this year’s showcase and ensure it remains a place for international programmers and England’s brightest performance-makers to meet, develop new partnerships, collaborations and ways of working.

We have tried to capture the main components of the live showcase as well as create new content specifically for the digital format. This showcase is an experiment, created in response to the unprecedented time we find ourselves in.

We are delighted to announce the artists who will be taking part in caravan 2020

News News NewsAndy Field and Beckie Darlington
Big Up! Theatre-Rites & 20 Stories High
Medea Electronica Pecho Mama
Idol. Jamal Gerald
Life: LIVE!Lucy McCormick
The End, Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas
CongregationRay Lee
CivilisationJaz Woodcock-Stewart with Morgann Runacre-Temple
Queens of Sheba, Nouveau Riché
Undersong, Verity Standen Projects 

Artists who will be pitching a new project include- Akin TheatreDan Daw Creative ProjectsRachael ClerkeRachel MarsRinkoo BarpagaTrigger.


The schedule for the caravan showcase will be as follows:

11-May 12-May
8.00 – 12.30 8.00 – 12.30
Artist one-to-one meetings Artist one-to-one meetings
9.00 – 10.00 9.00 – 9.30
Welcome & introductions Morning round-up
10.30 – 11.00 10.30-12.00
Artist Q&A Artist Q&A
11.30 – 12.00 14.00 – 16.00
Artist Q&A Pitches 
13.00 – 14.00 17.00 – 19.00
Provocation  Artist one-to-one meetings
17.00 – 19.00 17.30 – 18.00
Artist one-to-one meetings Artist Q&A
17.30 – 18.00 18.00 – 19.00
Artist Q&A caravan bar & farewell
18.00 – 19.00
caravan bar

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caravan showcase is delivered by Farnham Maltings and Brighton Festival with the ambition of increasing the national and international profile of England’s artists.

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