ink or swim

curated by: ANTHONY ORME
2 & 9 March
Friday only.

Curated by award winning writer & Hope Theatre producer Anthony Orme INK OR SWIM is 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.

Over 2 dates, selected plays will be read aloud 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 get your hands on it or just come to be in a room of like minded professionals. Whatever your reason, come and play with us!

Submissions are now closed.

Box Office opens at 1.30pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 2 hours including interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.


Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided. 


foul pages

20 Feb - 17 Mar

Raleigh’s condemned, Shakespeare’s desperate and the Countess of Pembroke has a plan! It’s 1603, and a new play has been commissioned to seduce the King into a merciful mood. FOUL PAGES is a rollicking romp full of scandalous secrets, backstage betrayals and lusty liaisons. You think you know your Shakespeare? Think again!
Directed by The Hope Theatre’s award winning Artistic Director Matthew Parker. 

our big love story

20 Mar - 7 Apr

4 teenagers, 1 Teacher, 1 Terror Attack, Post July 2005
5 people’s lives intertwine in OUR BIG LOVE STORY; a tale of faith, prejudice, love & healing looking at radicalisation of young people and the struggle to keep faith in modern Britain.

cream tea and incest

10 - 28 April

Romance! Adventure! Murder! Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this new knockabout Edwardian comedy, fresh from a sell-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. Delight in their capers, mix-ups, and the dead bodies left in their wake.

worth a flutter

1 - 19 May

4/1 Matt with a dysfunctional brain, heart and penis. Might need more experience
9/5 F. Paige, who is as shallow as she is devious, the bookies favourite
20/1 Helen, a few skeletons in the closet but has experience
7/2 Sam suffering from a loss/broken marriage but might have enough to take the spoils, safe hands
WORTH A FLUTTER is a dark, hard hitting comedy that covers life, love and loss.

adam & eve

22 May - 9 June

Newlyweds Adam & Eve are moving to the countryside, leaving the city behind for good. But when Adam is suspended from work, they’re forced to question how well they really know each other. Adam & Eve is a startling new play about trust, feminism and the nature of accusations from award-winning Royal Court Young Writer Tim Cook.

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