First season for Theatre N16's new artistic director

Thursday 25 May 2017

Appointments - Seasons

Scott Ellis puts writers and fine writing at the forefront of every production in his first season as artistic director at the Balham venue.
Theatre N16 at The Bedord pub

Image: Peter Brown 2016

Theatre N16 looks set to go from strenth-to-strength as its newly-installed artistic director Scott Ellis presents a slew of new writing in his first season at this exciting and ambitious venue.

You can find details of all upcoming shows at Theatre N16 here, but here's a brief run-down of what's going to be on offer ...

Olympilads by Andrew Maddock, produced by Lonesome Schoolboy and directed by Niall Phillips, reunites the team that presented He(art) at Theatre N16 earlier this year.

Theatre N16 executive director (and former artistic director) Jamie Eastlake will present his new show Deadline Day by John Hickman and Steve Robertson: a bitter sweet tale about football, greed and the North-South divide.

Ten emerging artists debut a selection of original and varied works exploring feminism today in Maiden Speech: A festival of fresh feminist voices.

Theatre N16 will also produce a new play by Sarah Milton, directed by Scott Ellis.

End of the Line Theatre, one of Hull Truck's supported companies, will present Poverty Porn by Catriona Kerridge, followed by a series of military-themed plays (including IED by Martin Mcnamara and Last Man Standing by Judith Cole).

Last Man Standing will be run as part of Theatre N16's First Credits scheme, which will give 7 new graduate actors their first professional experience in the industry.

After the success of The Snow Queen, Theatre N16 will also produce a new telling of Peter Pan, adapted by Frankie Meredith, to play during October half term.

The season will also see the return of N16 Presents: 4 emerging writers will receive 2 months of support culminating in a showcase of 4 brand new short plays.

Scott Ellis, Artisitc director, Theatre N16

Photo: Scott Ellis

Commeninting on his plans, Scott Ellis says:

“My first season puts writers and fine writing at the forefront of every production.

I am excited to include 2 brand new commissions, which I will direct myself; returning writers, from the most successful of recent N16 productions and exploring fresh new voices at the cutting edge of the London Fringe scene.”

Theatre N16 is a London fringe venue, focused on producing and programming top quality new writing and selected existing works.

The venue is rightly proud of its commitment to the welfare and development of creatives, operating under an Equity Fringe Agreement.

This promoting and nurturing of talent means that Theatre N16 is a bastion for development within the context of a society in which the arts are increasingly struggling to stay afloat.


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