caravan assembly 2024: taking the most exciting English theatre to the Brighton Festival

posted Thu 14 March 2024

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caravan assembly, a partnership between Farnham Maltings and Brighton Festival, is thrilled to unveil its three-day biennial event showcasing the best in theatre and performing arts from across England. The caravan assembly 2024 programme promises an exciting array of performances, pitches, and discussions aimed at fostering collaboration and innovation within the international arts community.

caravan is an international initiative delivered by Farnham Maltings. Through its year-round projects and events caravan, supports the independent theatre community in their ambitions to explore and create on an international scale-supporting collaboration, reciprocity, and exchange all around the world.

caravan assembly 2024 will be held 12 – 14 May 2024, as part of the Brighton Festival which runs from 04 - 26 May. Following the success of previous showcases in 2020 and 2022, caravan assembly 2024 aims to build on its international reach through both in-person attendance and with an enhanced online platform.

The assembly will feature seven full performances alongside pitching sessions for another seven artists and companies, providing invaluable exposure and networking opportunities. The event offers a platform for England-based artists and companies to connect with international commissioners, presenters, festival programmers, and potential collaborators. All seven showcase performances will be open to the public as part of the Brighton Festival's programme, ensuring widespread exposure and engagement.

2024 Artists and Companies


Action Hero – Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra

In Bed With My Brother – In Bed With My Brothers Philosophy of the world

Jennifer Jackson - Wrestleladswrestle

Projekt Europa – Desire Maps

Stan's Café – River Tours

SUBJECT OBJECT – first person

Sung Im Her - Tomorrowisnowtodayisyesterday (TiNTiY)

Under the new leadership of Peter Glanville, CEO of Farnham Maltings, caravan assembly embarks on a new chapter dedicated to amplifying diverse voices and fostering cross-cultural dialogue.

Peter Glanville says,

"We are delighted to invite you to the caravan assembly for a programme which we feel reflects some of the most thought-provoking and courageous contemporary performances being made in England. We have carefully curated our inclusive programme with a mixture of both established and new artists/companies, all responding to our world with vital and radical energy. Alongside the productions, pitches, and talks, there will also be plenty of time to network and continue discussions and provocations. I do hope you can join us."

From outdoor experiences to interactive game theatre, encompassing dance, circus, concept touring, socially engaged work, and a spotlight on strong female voices, caravan assembly 2024 promises an eclectic array of artistic expressions that push boundaries and provoke thought.