Descent presents

Now We Are Three:
The Best of Descent

20 - 24 August 2013

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A black and white collage of various theatre performances.

New writing company Descent are celebrating their third birthday at Southwark Playhouse with a week of the very best of their past three years, alongside some brand new work.

All past pieces have been specially reworked and refreshed for these performances plus they’ve hand-picked three of the finest new writers in London to pave the way for the future of Descent.

The four past shows will be performed every night, accompanied by a different new piece and as with all Descent shows, each night will be presented by a stand up comedian.

“This fledgling company’s commitment and professionalism is as laudable as their taste in new writing […] a theatrical experience far superior to most you’ll find”
One Stop Arts

“A must see for people with an interest in new writing” Everything Theatre

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Theatre: The Little

Mon – Sat: 7.30pm

Tue & Sat: 3pm

Running Time: 150 minutes including interval


Blind Date
Written by Ziella Bryars | Directed by Georgia Murphy
Emma is a bit too chatty, a bit too manic, and a bit too drunk, but if you think you’ve struck unlucky, you should hear what happened to the last guy.
Cast: Steph Lodge
Blind Date was originally performed in April 2012

Written by Keziah Warner | Directed by David Aula
Two old school friends get locked in their local gym overnight and as boredom sets in, years of secrets and resentments begin to bubble over.
Thornaby was originally performed in November 2010

Written by Chloe Ewart | Directed by Faye Merralls
After a break up everyone thinks they can stay friends but Ben and Isobel haven’t quite got there yet, so they’re starting the old fashioned way.
Cast: Chloe Ewart, Ben Higgins
Penpals was originally performed in December 2011

Fitting Room
Written by Mat Burt | Directed by Martin Leonard
An encounter with a strange man in the M&S underwear section could get Gareth his perfect girlfriend, but first he has to decide: what’s wrong with the one he’s got?
Fitting Room was originally performed in July 2011

Touched by Tom Daley
Written by Louise Monaghan
Working on a supermarket deli can drive you to distraction, so when a bonafide celebrity drops in, it’s the perfect chance to escape reality.
Touched by Tom Daley will be performed Tues 20 & Fri 23 Aug at 7.30pm

Casting Call
Written by Alex Head
Welcome to the audition from hell. Singing, dancing, every accent under the sun – this is painful. But it’s all worth it for the dream part, right?
Casting Call will be performed Wed 21 Aug at 7.30pm & Sat 24 Aug at 3pm

Written by Sarah Kosar
Specially commissioned for Now We Are Three, Fox is a new play by Hot Dog playwright Sarah Kosar.
Fox will be performed Thu 22 & Sat 24 Aug at 7.30pm

Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

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Southwark Playhouse Borough
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

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Elephant & Castle (Northern Line & Bakerloo Line)
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Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
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