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04 – 08 April

NEW: 2017

Book Tickets

Box office: 020 7229 0706

Dates & Times

Tuesday 4 April – Saturday 8 April
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Hush
  • Tuesday 4 April, 6pm
    Thursday 6 April, 1pm
    Friday 7 April, 8pm

The Last Ambulance
  • Tuesday 4 April, 8pm
    Wednesday 5 April, 6pm
    Friday 7 April, 1pm

Spooky Action at a Distance
  • Wednesday 5 April, 1pm
    Thursday 6 April, 8pm
    Friday 7 April, 6pm

White Sky
  • Wednesday 5 April, 8pm
    Thursday 6 April, 6pm
    Saturday 8 April, 1pm

The Word of Mouth Performance
  • Saturday 8 April, 6pm

4 New Plays, 4 Writers, 32 Actors

The Richard Burton Company’s weeklong celebration of new writing returns for a fourth exciting year with another four world premieres at home at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff before transferring once again to London’s Gate Theatre, springboarding the most exceptional new talent.
 
NEW:2017 is in collaboratation once more with Paines Plough, The Royal Court Theatre and Sherman Theatre, presenting four new plays by some of the most exciting new writing talent in the UK: Alison Carr, Eve Leigh, Simon Longman and Conor Mitchell.
 
We are hugely proud of the ongoing success of Alistair McDowall’s Pomona from NEW:2014, and Growth by Luke Norris from New: 2015.

Industry tickets can be booked through actors@rwcmd.ac.uk.


Hush
written by Alison Carr, directed by Hannah Banister
In collaboration with Paines Plough

A 999 call sets the wheels in motion. Nothing stays a secret forever. Especially in this town.
Sadie returns to the place she hates. Natalie tries to do the right thing. Josh can only hope. Three stories linked by guilt, secrets and a missing boy. 
A dark, funny and often tender new play by rising star Alison Carr, writer of “bruising yet touching” (The Stage) Iris at Live Theatre. 

The Last Ambulance

written by Conor Mitchell, directed by Gethin Evans
In collaboration with Sherman Theatre

There's a war outside. A hotel in Paris keeps some unexpected guests as the fog in the city gets more sinister. Set in the near future, this play - an interweaving of three events -  examines the nature of determinism, control and sex crime in the rubble of Europe. 

Spooky Action at a Distance
written by Eve Leigh, directed by Elayce Ismail
In collaboration with Royal Court Theatre

Spooky Action at a Distance is about an antiimmigration protest in Dover last winter. It’s about throwing a brick to make a point, how it feels to look at pictures of bad things on the internet, and how snotty your National Front bandana gets when it’s tied across your face in the cold.
 

White Sky
written by Simon Longman, directed by Ola Ince
In collaboration with Royal Court Theatre

A town surrounded by fields is shivering against the cold. Everything feels like it could shatter. Jen lives here. She’s looking for someone. Steve lives here too. He’s looking for himself. The pubs are kicking people out. The sun doesn’t seem to want to rise. A car is driving too fast on the bypass. And somewhere, a dog is about to stop barking. 
 
White Sky is a play about loss, violence and looking for a world beyond a bypass.



 

Book Tickets

4 April – 8 April
NEW: 2017 is a collaboratation between Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Paines Plough, The Royal Court Theatre and Sherman Theatre.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama would like to thank the Garfield Weston Foundation, Arts Council of Wales, Spielman Charitable Trust and The Richard Carne Trust for their support of NEW: 2017.

04 – 08 April

NEW: 2017

Book Tickets

Box office: 020 7229 0706

Dates & Times

Tuesday 4 April – Saturday 8 April
  • 
                

Hush
  • Tuesday 4 April, 6pm
    Thursday 6 April, 1pm
    Friday 7 April, 8pm

The Last Ambulance
  • Tuesday 4 April, 8pm
    Wednesday 5 April, 6pm
    Friday 7 April, 1pm

Spooky Action at a Distance
  • Wednesday 5 April, 1pm
    Thursday 6 April, 8pm
    Friday 7 April, 6pm

White Sky
  • Wednesday 5 April, 8pm
    Thursday 6 April, 6pm
    Saturday 8 April, 1pm

The Word of Mouth Performance
  • Saturday 8 April, 6pm