ink or swim

22 Jun & 13 Jul
2-5pm
£8

Curated by award winning writer & Associate Producer of The Hope Theatre  Anthony Orme,  The Hope Theatre is proud to bring back INK OR SWIM; A brand new play reading event designed to connect new and exciting theatre creatives and develop new writing. In an ever competitive market, finding a nugget of gold early can be the difference between success and failure.

Selected plays will be read aloud, across 2 months of events, by professional actors and receive critical feedback from you the audience. Come and see what amazing new work is being written and be the first people to hear it or just come to be in a room of like minded professionals. Whatever your reason, come and play with us!

“Incredibly helpful for developing my piece further.” Jonathan Skinner (Writer)
“Invaluable to any budding writer.” Liam Anderson (Writer)
“An incredible opportunity for new writers and theatre makers alike” The Open Door

SUBMISSIONS
All submissions must meet the following criteria

  • 40 pages maximum or the equivalent of 30 minutes length (not minimum length)
  • Be easily readable by 3 actors
  • Have never had a professional debut

Submissions window closes Saturday 26 May (Selections to be made by Friday 1 June)
Please send all submissions to Anthony.orme@nowyouknowproductions.co.uk with the heading INK OR SWIM. Please include a copy of the piece, the predicted run time, the history of the piece and any casting / character notes.

Box Office opens at 1.30pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 2 hours including without interval and may contain strong language and adult themes.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only.

Refunds and exchanges are not available.

 

the dog / the cat

4 - 22 Sept

From Brendan Cowell (Star of Yerma) and Lally Katz One of Australia’s finest playwriters comes THE DOG / THE CAT, a hilarious reinvention of the rom-com for the stage in a way that is completely beguiling and very, very funny.

the lesson

25 Sept - 13 Oct

When an enthusiastic young student arrives at The Professor’s house for her lesson, she is wide-eyed and ready to learn. But no amount of studying can prepare her for the odyssey that lies ahead. This unflinching and dreamlike comedy-drama from the leading French absurdist Eugene Ionesco bursts on to The Hope Theatre stage this autumn under the direction of its award-winning Artistic Director, Matthew Parker.

jericho’s rose

16 Oct - 3 Nov

London. Tel-Aviv. Paris. Baghdad. English. Hebrew. French. Arabic. Two writers. Two generations. Searching for home.

This innovative and beautiful show invites the audience on a breathtaking journey into the past and present. Fusing new writing, movement, live music and loop pedalled sound to create a unique tapestry of fragmented memories.

testament

21 - 29 Oct

In the beginning God created the heavens and earth and… Max! After a car crash, Max questions what happened to Tess. Answers appear as apparitions of biblical characters, aiding Max in his discovery or tempting him away. His only hope of recovery lies in the hands of his brother Chris.

gilded butterflies

6 - 24 Nov

A 6ft x 9ft cell in Florida, USA. A young woman, Maggie, prepares for the end but is she alone?
Based on real events, witness how the human spirit can stretch in order to survive in this new play about the glimmers of hope, even in the darkest of hours.

head-rot holiday

27 Nov - 22 Dec

In a special hospital for the criminally insane, three women prepare for the Christmas disco and ask: ‘in such a topsy-turvy world, who are you to say that I’m insane?’ An irreverent dark comedy from one of the most important feminist voices of her generation, Sarah Daniels (Masterpieces, The Gut Girls).

waiting games

2 & 3 Dec

A manic young man and a wealthy American woman are detained in a waiting room in the neutral-zone-limbo of airport border security. What game is being played, by whom, and just how far will it go?

WAITING GAMES is a provocative and sometimes terrifying political drama with a comic edge.

little echoes

19 Feb - 9 Mar 2019

London: Now, Last year, Next year. A young girl meets her idol and disappears. Shajenthran’s brother has acid thrown in his face, and Shaj is out for revenge. June is a fixer for the super wealthy but her latest task is a step too far. A kaleidoscopic tale of loss, grief and loneliness in our dangerous, modern world.

booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)