PREVIEW: Short Play Festival 2017

A selection of new writing over six new and diverse plays.

New Venture Theatre’s Short Play Festival runs from Friday July 21 to Saturday July 29, 2017.

Six new writers have been selected to each produce a 15-20 minute long play. They are Michelle Donkin, Sarah Charsley, Amy Onyett, Charly Sommers, Sam Chittenden and Nick Richards.

They were all guided through an editorial process by two experienced and professional writers.

The plays are now in the hands of six selected new directors; Erica Fletcher, Sabrina Giles, James Macauley, Jeremy Crow, Emmie Spencer and Tom Slater-Hyndman.

All the writers, directors and their mentors have strong connections with the New Venture Theatre in Brighton.

The Plays

Impact Statement

by Michelle Donkin

Directed by Erica Fletcher

Moving Slowly

by Sam Chittenden

Directed by Emmie Spencer


by Amy Onyett

Directed by Sabrina Giles

The Doppelganger

by Nicholas Richards

Directed by Tom Slater-Hyndman

The Swing

by Charly Sommers

Directed by James Macauley

You’ll Do

by Sarah Charsley

Directed by Jeremy Crow

Event: New Venture Theatre’s Short Play Festival

Where: New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Hove, Brighton BN1 2PT

When: Friday July 21 to Saturday, July 29, 2017. No performance on Monday July 24

Time: 7.45pm Matinee: Sun 23rd at 2.30pm

Cost: £9 (£8 opening night/£10 closing weekend)

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Or telephone:  01273 746118

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