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The Subterranean Season


Theatre. 25th – 29th Jan, 1st – 5th Mar, 20:25, £12.

Award-winning PLAY Theatre Company are back with a season of bold new work. Featuring the brightest and best emerging talent, our eight box-fresh new PLAYs will inspire and ignite.

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‘Seriously impressive work. An extraordinary success.’

After sell-out success at VAULT Festival 2016, award-winning PLAY Theatre Company are back with a brand new season of bold and brilliant work.

Over the course of the Festival we’ll be presenting eight box-fresh new PLAYs, created by the brightest and best emerging theatrical talent.

The Subterranean Seasons sees the return of PLAY’s distinctive brand of extreme theatre sport. We’ll be bringing together a company of – wait for it – THIRTY SIX of the hottest actors, writers and directors to share a PLAYroom. They’ll have just two weeks to collaborate, devise and create new work exclusively for VAULT Festival ‘17.

One hour, four short PLAYs packed full of variety. This is theatre at it’s freshest and most vital, brimming with bite, wit and charm.

Winners of the People’s Choice Award at Vault Festival 2016.

‘An extraordinary success – the best tenner you can spend this week’ – There Ought To Be Clowns

‘A great representation of up-and-coming talent’ – A Younger Theatre

‘Reflects modern life better than any other short play night currently on the scene’ – @ajstratford”

PLAY is an award-winning theatre company with a unique way of doing things. Championing a collaborative approach to making theatre, PLAY brings together the brightest and best emerging theatrical talents, to make work that is probing, poignant and, most importantly, playful.

Since the company was founded in June 2015 we’ve worked with over 100 of the hottest actors, writers and directors and produced 22 brand new PLAYs which have been performed to sell-out audiences across London and through-out the UK, at venues such as The Old Red Lion, The Pleasance Theatre, Hackney Showroom, Live at Zedel and Paines Plough’s Roundabout.

January Company includes…

Kate Kennedy, writer of Papatango Prize shortlisted THE WIN BIN (Old Red Lion). BBC Drama Room & Royal Court Studio Group’s, Miriam Battye. Aisha Zia, writer of Fringe First award-winning NO GUTS, NO HEART, NO GLORY and Abi Zakarian, writer of the critically-acclaimed FABRIC.

With Directors including Holly Race-Roughan (CLICKBAIT, BEST SERVED COLD, Associate Director on PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS) Anthony Lau (Resident Associate at Nuffield Theatre), Damsel Production’s Hannah Hauer-King (FURY, BRUTE, DRY LAND) and Matt Harrison (Kneehigh, NYT)

Cast includes…

Emily Barber (CYMBELINE, The Globe), Jessica Clarke (SKIN A CAT, Bunker Theatre), Patrick Osborne (AFTER OCTOBER, Finborough Theatre), Benjamin Wainwright (ROSS, Chichester Festival Theatre), Emily Stott (EARLY DOORS, Not Too Tame), Eleanor Hafner (THE DANISH GIRL, Working Title Films), Santino Smith (ALL THAT I AM, The Gate/RWCMD), Leo Wan (TWELFTH NIGHT, The Orange Tree), Mariam Haque (DARA, National Theatre), Alex Griffin-Griffiths (STELLA, Sky One).

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