RCSSD MA Writers present
Central Goes South
For the first time, students from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s world acclaimed scriptwriting course head to Southwark Playhouse, for a showcase of brand new work from the next generation of writers for stage.
Twenty playwrights, three continents, one evening. Join us for a selection of never before seen collaborations, extracts and short pieces from the most exciting new voices in theatre from across the globe.
10 Hot Steps to be Adventurous in Bed by Kerry Bruce
Directed by Sarah Teale
Performed by Mia Nuttgens and Dominic Varney
Ava and George’s third date has gone swimmingly but when the subject of sex comes up, their tastes differ.
A Hostile Environment by Alex McCarthy
Directed by Keeran Blessie
Performed by Keagan Carr Fransch
Is a passport from the star system Proxima Centauri still a passport? Heathrow’s most accomplished immigration officer, Karen Priestly, faces the most difficult case of her career.
Compassion Fatigue by Molly Sweeney
Performed and directed by Fiona White
‘There is a phrase for it. Compassion fatigue. There’s a limit to how much you can care.’
Couplet by Ben Fensome
‘O for a tale of extraordinary love in an ordinary office…’
Performed by Jennifer Aries, Caroline Cooke and Ben Fensome
Do Not Say What Is It by Beatrice Bove
Directed by Kyril Buhowski
Performed by Phoebe Naughton and Tanner Paul
It is best, especially for a poet, to express one’s true and elevated feelings through one’s art … or is it? “Do Not Say What Is It” is a poetic disagreement fought with rhymes, hate, hummus and carrot sticks.
English Sausage by Kyril Buhowski
Performed by Keeran Blessie and Phoebe Naughton
Hester doesn’t like Boris. Boris doesn’t like Hester. Boris is engaged to Hester’s son. Oh dear…
Know You Well by Charlotte Paradise
Performed by Antonia Salib and Simon Hawkins
Two people meet in a blood bank, desperate to connect. One throws up their food and the other throws up their secrets. Know You Well asks if we really understand the power of vulnerability.
Written and performed by Callum Tilbury
Recently widowed, Lady Aria Grey is on the hunt for three things: her husband’s killer, her own closure, and a way to get rid of his ghost.
Henry and the Bettys by Laurence Pritchard
Performed by Doxah Tehlillah, William Huke and Ellie Sayles
Henry makes the biggest choice of his life. Things don’t go quite as planned.
In Person by Griffen Hoyle
Performed by Kirstie Marshall and Laura Hooper
Lesbian Speed Dating London – H0T H0T H0T!! Tired of Sitting @ Home Being a #SingleLady WELL Then get Ur A$$ Down 2 The Love Club in Soho 2 Meet Ur Match ; ) Entry Discount Available for Early Bookings.
The Phenomenally Exciting Tale of Jenny ‘The Page’ Turner
Written and performed by Louise Singleton
‘We write stories. We read stories. We are stories… Mind if I borrow yours?’
Ms. Socialshite by Laura Denmar
Directed by Shreya Chatterjee
Performed by Kerry Bruce
Enamored with fast cars, beach days and extravagant mall trips – life is virtually a ball. But Amy has a secret, a secret that her camera lens and social media likes would confer to remain hidden. Cos’ real life just ain’t so pretty.
Serve and Protect by Lynn Evertowski
Directed by Jordana Belaiche
Performed by Annemarie Anang, George Morgan, and Nicole Douglas-Morris
Guardian Angel Tammy is delighted to escort her human, Hannah, to heaven. When Hannah isn’t quite ready to leave this world, she gets to meet the dark side and finally control her own destiny.
Thank You For The Music by Sarah Teale
Directed by Kyril Buhowski
Performed by Phoebe Naughton and Rachael Neary
‘I’m done – I’m done with the whole fucking patriarchy this – gender pay gap whatever, and I just don’t see how Mamma Mia 2 is gonna change that.’
Under the Bridge by Nick Dawkins
Performed by Nick Dawkins and Tom Claxton
When a school boy sees something he can’t forget under a bridge, will his mate believe him?