Debut 2020

WRITERS MENTORED BY CHRISTOPHER BRETT BAILEY
DIRECTORS MENTORED BY LUKE CLARKE
CONCEPT BY URI ROODNER

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
DESIGNER: NATALIA ALVAREZ
PRODUCER: LUCY YATES
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: MACADIE AMOROSO
MARKETING DESIGN: HELENE SMED
PRODUCTION MANAGER: ALEX PURSER
STAGE MANAGER: LOUISE OLIVER
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER: SANDRA TYRHAUG and BETH ALSFORD
LIGHTING & SOUND COORDINATOR: JADE AYRES
MASTER CARPENTER: ALAN BOWER
COSTUME SUPERVISOR: MILA SAUNDERS
HEAD OF BA ACTING & CONTEMPORARY THEATRE: URI ROODNER
HEAD OF STAGE & PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: ALEXANDER PURSER

2020 Debut Festival Plays

Blue Beneath My Skin

Blue Beneath My Skin - poster

15+

17 YEARS AGO, A MIXED-RACE BABY WAS FOUND BY A CANAL. BUT WHAT HAS BECOME OF CANAL BABY NOW?

Written by: 

Macadie Amoroso

Directed by: 

Janet Etuk, Assistant Director by Molly Rolfe

Designer: 
Natalia Alvarez
Cast and Crew: 

MACADIE AMOROSO | HER

Performance Dates: 
Fri, 21 February 2020 at 19:30
Sat, 22 February 2020 at 19:30

Embalming Ariana Grande

Embalming Ariana Grande Poster

18+ Content Warnings: Rape, Pornography

WELCOME TO HOLLY SALT BACKSTAGE! YOU, OUR LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE ARE INVITED TO TAKE AN UNFILTERED LOOK INTO HOLLY’S LIFE

Written by: 

James Malone and Jenny Witzel

Directed by: 

James Malone and Jenny Witzel

Designer: 
Natalia Alvarez
Cast and Crew: 

HOLLY SALT | HELENE SMED
MAN | ISAAC MURPHY
CAMERAMAN | HEBE BARTLETT

Performance Dates: 
Wed, 19 February 2020 at 19:30
Sat, 22 February 2020 at 16:00

Enter Mr. Citrus Man

Enter Mr Citrus Man Poster

PAT AND PETE LIVE HAPPILY IN THEIR BATHROOM, UNTIL...

Written by: 

Mia Juhl

Directed by: 

Mia Juhl

Designer: 
Natalia Alvarez
Cast and Crew: 

MOLLY ROLFE | PAT
ADAM BIGGS | PETE
NEIL STAVELEY | GABRIEL
TYLER HOYLAND | MIKE
HELENE SMED | MORMOR

Performance Dates: 
Wed, 19 February 2020 at 20:55
Sat, 22 February 2020 at 17:25

Hummingbird

Hummingbird poster

Content warning: Contains strong language

A STAINED FRONT DOOR AND SHIELDED WINDOWS KEEP OUT THE DIN OF LONDON TRAFFIC. MOIRA HAS BEEN DEAD FOR TWO WEEKS NOW.

Written by: 

Isaac Murphy

Directed by: 

Neil Staveley

Designer: 
Natalia Alvarez
Cast and Crew: 

ISAAC MURPHY | PAUL
JASPER COOK | GARRYOWEN
JACOB UTZON-KREFELD | TERRY/PIGHEAD
TYLER HOYLAND | FATHER BENEDICT
JENNY WITZEL | SISTER KÜHL
LUCY YATES | MOIRA

Performance Dates: 
Thu, 20 February 2020 at 19:30
Sat, 22 February 2020 at 14:00

The Dripping Mirror

The Dripping Mirror - poster

15+

IN SMOKY LONDON, AS THE 1930S DRAW TO A CLOSE, THE FATEFUL MEETING BETWEEN BOY AND DANCER. THE DRIPPING MIRROR IS A BLOOD-THIRSTY BURLESQUE MUSICAL.

Written by: 

Molly Rolfe

Directed by: 

Hebe Bartlett

Designer: 
Natalia Alvarez
Cast and Crew: 

JAMES MALONE | BETTY
JASPER COOK | BOY
VIRGINIA RUSPINI | BOOP
JENNY WITZEL | FATHER BENEDICT
JENNY WITZEL | IRENE
MOLLY ROLFE | LOLA
ADAM BIGGS | EDDIE
JACOB UTZON-KREFELD | DETECTIVE
HELENE SMED | WOMAN
SAM JONES | VICTIM
SOPHIE WALMSLEY | VICTIM
ELAN BUTLER | VICTIM
RACHAEL STOTT | VICTIM

Performance Dates: 
Thu, 20 February 2020 at 20:45
Sat, 22 February 2020 at 20:45

The Local

The Local - poster

CONTENT WARNING: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE

IN PAYTHORNE’S PUB IN RURAL LANCASHIRE, YOU’LL SEE THE LOCALS DRINK THEIR LIVES AWAY; THE WARMEST WELCOME WILL AWAIT YOU HERE, SO WATCH EVENTS UNFOLD, SIT COMFORTABLY.

Written by: 

Lucy Yates

Directed by: 

Tyler Hoyland

Designer: 
Natalia Alvarez
Cast and Crew: 

HEBE BARTLETT | LOU
NEIL STAVELEY | ROB
LUCY YATES | GEE
ADAM BIGGS | DEREK
MIA JUHL | ESTHER
JACOB UTZON-KREFELD | GLYNN
JAMES MALONE | STEPHEN THE GOAT

Performance Dates: 
Fri, 21 February 2020 at 20:45
Sat, 22 February 2020 at 12:30