New Writing Festival
An unmissable afternoon of theatre from the 2023 graduates of the MA Drama Writing programme, comprising 15-minute extracts from eight thrilling new plays.
Wish You Were Here by Hannah Hewer
A young woman with OCD embarks on a stay-at-home journey of self-discovery, antagonised by a cruel and unwanted houseguest. Unapologetically honest, brutal yet hopeful.
A Bomb We Called Sam by Max Kyte
Trapped inside Newcastle’s beating heart, three friends stumble through bad ideas, love, and an active bomb as they chase a past which has long since abandoned them.
THE FUTURE IS BEIGE by Hannah Ali Khan
When the Council announces the end of racism in future Britain amidst increasingly oppressive rules, people must decide what they’re willing to sacrifice for equality.
Non Ducor by Nicole Darvill-Batten
Bring your leotard – it’s about to get ravenous. Non Ducor is an autobiographical play exploring generational abuse in dance schools and beyond.
DIRTY by Han Morgan
Enslaved workers daydream, fantasise, and tell stories to avoid the truth. But when stories aren’t enough, what will they do to survive? Playful, perilous, powerful.
Stag by Madeleine Farnhill
The Scottish Highlands. A deerstalker tracks an elusive hart. Three hundred years later, a GP begins stalking her patient. A visceral, muscly and subversive twinned tale.
Nothing Compares 2 U by Mark Fenton
Utilising poetic language, soaring beats and honest storytelling, Nothing Compares 2 U is a piece of rave theatre about heartbreak, dance music, and Sinéad O’Connor. It is a play to dance to.
855-FOR-TRUTH by Eva Hudson
Somewhere in the woods between Hilldale, Utah and the End of The World, an 18-year-old cult member and a budding climate scientist collide. Can love be the most radical choice in the face of chaos?
- Venue: The Weston Studio
Photos: Mark Dawson and Edward J Felton