Little Pieces Of Gold presents
Little Pieces of Gold's Night of New Writing
Following their sell-out production of Faith here in April, Little Pieces of Gold are excited to be back on the 18 June with another collection of eight bold new plays from up-and-coming UK playwrights. This time it’s an open theme, only criteria being brave, bold and entertaining work! Plays will be selected from an open submission which always receives in excess of 300 plays.
Little Pieces of Gold discovers, champions and produces the work of emerging, established and award winning playwrights and has gained a reputation as a dedicated, passionate producer of exciting new work.
This production is filled with a wonderful variety of wit and humour, clever concepts and poignancy Everything Theatre.
Thought-provoking plays that were anything but predictable Female Arts
Doing “Slingshot” at Little Pieces of Gold was a great experience for me. Not just an opportunity to try something different from my usual work, but to do so knowing that LPOG would give me the time and care to make that experiment worthwhile. Vinay Patel, playwright.
Events like LPOG are crucial in supporting those who want to write for the stage – long may they continue’ Fiona Doyle, playwright.
I have directed twice for Little Pieces of Gold and consider it to be the best short writing night in London. The team behind it are incredibly supportive and have created a company culture where emerging writers and directors can collaborate to the best of our ability Rebecca Hill, director.
THE CAGE by Abraham Adeyemi
Abraham is a Creative Writing graduate from Birkbeck University. Since graduating, his successes include: an optioned feature film, participating in a young writers new drama development team at Channel 4 and two of his plays long-listed for the Papatango New Writing Prize and The Old Vic 12 respectively. 2017 has started well, with a table reading of his most recent play held at Theatre Royal Stratford East, a short play commissioned for the Young Harts Writing Festival at the Hammersmith Lyric and a commission to write two monologues as part of Tamasha Theatre’s “Hear Me Now” initiative, to be published in 2018.
Directed by Charley Fone
UNCOVERED by Rachel Archer
Rachel teaches Media Studies and English at a North London secondary school. In 2003 she completed the Soho Young Writer’s Workshop. This is her first play in 14 years.
Directed by Sarah Chapleo
PERCY by Tom Collinson
Tom is a writer/director and has made programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. He created, wrote and directed two series of the sitcom Self Storage for Radio 4 starring Reece Shearsmith and Mark Heap and his sketch show, Countryphile was produced for Radio 4. He has written and directed numerous short films which have played in festivals worldwide and his plays include Strands performed at Theatre 503, Croissant at The Pleasance, and In a Box which won the Off Cut Festival at the Riverside Studios. Tom’s short play, Cracks, was recently produced at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Directed by Natasha Rickman
COPYCAT by Tatty Hennessy
Tatty is a graduate of the Royal Court and Lyric Theatre Young Writers’ Programmes. Her plays include All That Lives, developed in association with Ovalhouse and performed in their studio, Immaculate, developed for LAMDA, and a new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen for Theatre N16. She is also a director, currently working on a production of Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare in the Squares.
Directed by Chris Adams
BF4EVA, much? by NSR Khan
Age 4, NSR Khan was taught to wrestle. She dreamed to join the family business. As a wrestler. Inexplicably, this career, just didn’t pan out. Ever since, she’s been processing her gut-wrenching disappointment by hiding in a funny, authentic and detailed fantasy world. Some of those “fantasies” have been performed at the Bush and Traverse and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She’s currently involved in a very funny audio-drama project, as writer and producer.
Directed by Suzette Coon
STEAM by James McDermott
James is a Norfolk based writer performer. He trained at the University of East Anglia where he graduated with an MA (Distinction) in Scriptwriting. His short plays have been staged at Royal Court, HighTide and Latitude. James is currently touring his critically acclaimed solo show Rubber Ring following runs at The Pleasance Islington, Brighton Fringe and Tristan Bates Theatre. His new play Man Hug has just won Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds’ Anglian Voices Playwriting Competition 2017.
Directed by Rob Ellis
THE STATE WE’RE IN by Sid Sagar
Sid is an actor and writer based in London. His short play, Raj, was produced by Little Pieces of Gold in 2016. Acting credits include Murder on the Orient Express (20th Century Fox) and The Invisible Hand (Tricycle Theatre). He will be appearing in the RSC’s production of Queen Anne at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30th June. He has trained with the National Youth Theatre and Identity School of Acting and read History at the University of Bristol.
Directed by Lotte Johnson
GIRLBOSS by Corinne Salisbury
Corinne is an emerging playwright. She was one of the 2016 winners of the Playwrights Studio Scotland New Playwrights Award. While based in London she had work performed at venues including Hampstead Theatre, Theatre503, the Old Red Lion, the Spiegeltent, Live Theatre Newcastle, Camden People’s Theatre, Camden Roundhouse, the Yard Theatre, on the Old Vic main stage, and at the Public Theater in New York as part of the Old Vic New Voices US-UK Exchange Project. Now Glasgow-based, over the past 18 months she has been shortlisted for the Tron Theatre’s Progressive Playwright competition; had short plays performed with Urban Fox theatre company, with the Mixtape project to create new musical theatre work, at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts, at Edinburgh’s Village Pub Theatre, and on the main stage at the Tron Theatre; and received a commission to write a new full-length play for Strangetown youth theatre, which will be performed in a full production at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in June 2017.
Directed by Georgie Straight
VEGAN VISITING by Micah Smith
Micah is a writer from London whose work has been performed at the Finborough Theatre, The Southwark Playhouse, The St James Theatre (Studio), The Park Theatre and The Old Red Lion. A book of his short plays, Explicable Surprise, is available from Amazon.
Directed by Jac Bradley