Acting Alone


Acting Alone was commissioned by Amnesty International Wirksworth Derbyshire in 2014 and performed at the Wirksworth Festival in September.  This pilot production coincided with the 2015 Gaza Conflict known as Operation Protective Edge.  This solo autobiographical piece received Arts Council funding to tour nationally and internationally (New Zealand, USA, Sweden and Ireland) in 2016.  The show performed in schools, theatre and community venues as well as Edinburgh Festival and Buxton Festival in 2015.  In 2016 the show performed to a 1,000 people including being longlisted for Amnesty’s Freedom Award, performing at the Just Festival to sell out audiences, and receiving a 5 star review.

‘Acting Alone’ tells the stories of some of the people Ava met on her visit to Palestine. In her unique performance style, she weaves these together with tales of the frequently hilarious and occasionally downright bizarre experiences of touring as an actor and performing alone. The play is a personal story, at times heartbreaking and at times funny, that asks questions of the audience.

Can one person actually make a difference?

Written & Performed by Ava Hunt

Directed & Dramaturgy Tilly Branson
Sound Design Andy Purves


Long-Listed for Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2016
  • 14 Sep 2014Wirksworth Festival
  • 11 Nov 2014Doncaster University
  • 2 Jul 2015Derby Theatre Studio
  • 3 Jul 2015Nottingham Playhouse Studio
  • 14 Aug 2015Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • 5 Sep 2015Cork University, Ireland
  • 15 Oct 2015Kardomah 94 Hull
  • 10 Nov 2015Auckland University, New Zealand
  • 27 Nov 2015Kesteven and Grantham Girls School
  • 20 Jan 2016Clarendon College, Nottingham
  • 22 Jan 2016Buxton Opera House Studio
  • 30 Jan 2016Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
  • 9 Feb 2016Belper School and Sixth Form
  • 4 Mar 2016Labour Party, Chesterfield
  • 5 Mar 2016Merini Theatre, Somerset
  • 23 Apr 2016New York University, Education Conference
  • 13 May 2016Drill Hall, Lincoln
  • 21 May 2016Llanellii Arts Centre, Wales
  • 28 May 2016FONT Festival, Nottingham
  • 10 Jun 2016Brockley Jack, London
  • 11 Jun 2016Brockley Jack, London
  • 11 Jun 2016International Theatre Research Conference, Stockholm
  • 27 Jun 2016Lincoln University Conference
  • 22 Jul 2016Story City Fest, Attenborough Arts Centre
  • 5 Aug 20165-13 August: Just Fest/Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • 13 Jun 2017Encore Club, Nottingham Playhouse
  • 6 Apr 2018Story Telling Conference, Cardiff
  • 15 Jul 2015Buxton Fringe Festival
Audiences Review of 'Acting Alone'

Check out our Audiences Review of the performance 'Acting Alone' after attending the first night on Friday! Don't miss this captivating and thought-provoking one-woman piece still showing on August 9th, 10th, and the 12th at 5.50pm, as part of Just Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe #FromTheEdge

Posted by Just Festival on Tuesday, 9 August 2016
  • CompellingJohn Godber
  • It is rare to be so engulfed by such a beautiful story...Audience
  • More than just story-telling, more than a playLeft Lion
  • I cried few times, . made me think about who am IAudience
  • Hunt is an accomplished theatre makerFringe Guru

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