Turn On Fest : Launch Night & Dungeness from Hope Mill Youth

The launch of Turn on Fest 2022! 

Join us for our launch party, including a showing of Dungeness by Chris Thompson performed by Hope Mill Theatre School students.

An opportunity to meet this year’s festival performers and curators,


Dungeness was originally commissioned for the National Theatre Connection Festival in 2018, and has since been performed by young people all around the UK. It was written by Chris Thompson, and you can learn all about the play and the writer by visiting the Dungeness website (and on socials @dungenessplay).

In a remote part of the UK, where nothing ever happens, a group of teenagers share a safe house for LGBTQIA+ young people. The group must decide how they commemorate an attack that happened to LGBTQIA+ people in a country far away. How do you take to the streets and protest if you’re not ready to show the world who you are? 

Dungeness is a play for young people by Chris Thompson, originally commissioned by the National Theatre. It’s a funny, moving, honest story about love, protest, and commemoration.

Production Information


One Night Only : 7pm Arrival, 8pm Performance


£10 Standard | £8 Concession