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29 March – 02 April

NEW: 2016

Book Tickets

Box office: 020 7229 0706

All That I Am by Daf James
  • Tuesday 29 March - 6pm
    Thursday 31 March - 1pm
    Friday 1 April - 8pm

Conspiracy by Ali Taylor
  • Tuesday 29 March - 8pm
    Wednesday 30 March - 6pm
    Friday 1 April - 1pm

Ten Weeks by Elinor Cook
  • Wednesday 30 March - 1pm
    Thursday 31 March - 8pm
    Friday 1 April - 6pm

Blue by Joe Ward Munrow
  • Wednesday 30 March - 8pm
    Thursday 31 March - 6pm
    Saturday 2 April - 1pm

As chosen by popular demand: All That I Am by Daf James Saturday 2 April - 6pm
  • Saturday 2 April - 6pm

4 New Plays, 4 Writers, 32 Actors
 
The Richard Burton Company’s weeklong celebration of new writing returns for a third exciting year with another four world premieres at home in Cardiff before transferring once again to London’s Gate Theatre, a venue known to springboard the most exceptional new talent.

We continue our collaboration with The Royal Court Theatre and Paines Plough presenting three new plays by some of the most exciting new writing talent in the UK: Elinor Cook, Ali Taylor and Joe Ward Munrow.

This year we are also delighted to be working with Sherman Cymru to present a new play by Dafydd James, directed by Adele Thomas.

We are hugely proud of the ongoing success of Alistair McDowall’s Pomona from NEW:2014, and this year we are excited that NEW:2016 will be presented as part of A Nation’s Theatre, a festival shining a light on exciting and diverse theatre being made outside London, across the UK.

A full schedule of NEW performance times will be available on our website www.rwcmd.ac.uk


Richard Burton Theatre & Bute Theatre, Cardiff
22 – 25 March 2016
www.rwcmd.ac.uk

The Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London
29 March – 2 April 2016
www.gatetheatre.co.uk
 
We would like to thank the Garfield Weston Foundation for making NEW: 2016 in London possible. We would like to thank The Fenton Arts Trust, Spielman Charitable Trust and The Richard Carne Trust for their support of NEW: 2016.


NEW: 2016 is part of A Nation's Theatre Festival – a celebration of UK creativity. Theatre-makers from outside London will be presenting and developing shows across the capital in April–May 2016.

www.anationstheatre.org.uk/
 

There may be tickets released closer to the performance time, so if a performance is sold out, please contact the Gate Theatre Box Office on 0207 229 0706 and add your name to the waiting list!



 

Book Tickets

29 March – 2 April 2016
 

All That I Am by Daf James

 
Tuesday 29 March - 6pm
Thursday 31 March - 1pm
Friday 1 April - 8pm
 
A new play by Daf James, directed by Adele Thomas, Rachel O'Riordan as dramaturg
In collaboration with Sherman Cymru
 
We all could have said a million things. But it wouldn't have made a difference because he said nothing.
 
Vix needs absolution, Tugs needs a drink, and Titch still needs to be told.
 
After their friend takes his own life, a group of disparate young people gathers together to write his eulogy; but when the night unravels, so too do their perceptions of him, and each other. As they dispute their right to grieve they begin to wonder who they all are now that he has gone; yet through the violent throws of competitive grief, they share a moment in time, which changes them forever.
 
Comic, dark and devastating, All That I Am is an elegy to what is left when language fails you.
 

Conspiracy by Ali Taylor

 
Tuesday 29 March - 8pm
Wednesday 30 March - 6pm
Friday 1 April - 1pm
 
A new play by Ali Taylor, directed by Debbie Hannan
In collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre
 
You can't play at it. You can't fake it. You have to believe in it.
We need you to be completely committed.
Polly wants to make a difference. She's lost faith in politicians. Marching doesn't work.
So she's joining a direct action protest group. And they're planning their biggest and most dangerous action yet.
As the illegal occupation begins, secrets are uncovered which soon puts everyone's futures at risk.
 
An urgent new play about changing the world.
 
 

Ten Weeks by Elinor Cook

 
Wednesday 30 March - 1pm
Thursday 31 March - 8pm
Friday 1 April - 6pm
 
Written by Elinor Cook, directed by Kate Wasserberg
In collaboration with Paines Plough
 
First things first, I just want to say to all of you -
Well done.
You've shown a lot of courage walking in here tonight.
You have.
Don't forget that.
 
Ten weeks, ten commandments, a ten million pound turnover.
It's Week One of a dizzyingly popular crash course in Christianity. There's pizza, live music, lively debate and - sometimes - there's insurrection.
 
A new play about faith, community and capitalism.
 

Blue by Joe Ward Munrow

 
Wednesday 30 March - 8pm
Thursday 31 March - 6pm
Saturday 2 April - 1pm
 
A new play by Joe Ward Munrow, directed by Jude Christian
In collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre
 

It’s Anna’s first day working at a mental health unit. It’s Lucy’s two hundredth and sixty third day within the unit. As Anna navigates her way round the building, Lucy is bound by her thoughts and memories. Whilst Anna tries to get the measure of her colleagues, her patients and her new place of work; one quiet question keeps humming away at her.
Just how much is she helping?  
 
Blue is a poetic play that examines mental health, friendship and the smallest possible victories.
 
 

As chosen by popular demand: All That I Am by Daf James!

 
Chosen by you the audience!
Saturday 2 April - 6pm
 
The Welsh College is the most exciting drama school in the country. Not only do they consistently produce fine actors and designers, they also have a knack for discovering the most exciting emerging writers – and it is a thrill to welcome four brand new plays each year as part of the New Festival. 

Christopher Haydon. Gate Theatre, Artistic Director 

29 March – 02 April

NEW: 2016

Book Tickets

Box office: 020 7229 0706

All That I Am by Daf James
  • Tuesday 29 March - 6pm
    Thursday 31 March - 1pm
    Friday 1 April - 8pm

Conspiracy by Ali Taylor
  • Tuesday 29 March - 8pm
    Wednesday 30 March - 6pm
    Friday 1 April - 1pm

Ten Weeks by Elinor Cook
  • Wednesday 30 March - 1pm
    Thursday 31 March - 8pm
    Friday 1 April - 6pm

Blue by Joe Ward Munrow
  • Wednesday 30 March - 8pm
    Thursday 31 March - 6pm
    Saturday 2 April - 1pm

As chosen by popular demand: All That I Am by Daf James Saturday 2 April - 6pm
  • Saturday 2 April - 6pm