Vibrant 2017 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights

The Finborough Theatre presents its annual celebration of new writing, now in its eighth year, running between 8 October and 26 October 2017.

Vibrant 2016 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights at Finborough Theatre

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Festival type: New writing

Region: London

About the festival

The Finborough's annual explosion of new writing returns for the ninth consecutive year.

As always, this year's festival features an eclectic and idiosyncratic selection of staged readings of new works by UK and international playwrights, both established and new, discovered, developed or championed by the Finborough Theatre.

Concentrated solely on full length works for the stage, Vibrant 2017 continues to introduce you to some of the fascinating, diverse, vibrant voices the theatre has nurtured.

A unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at one of the UK's most exciting theatres as it continues to discover and develop tomorrow's plays today, brought to life by some of the UK's most talented actors and directors.

Since the first festival in 2009, the Vibrant festivals have included over 100 new plays, 26 of which have gone on to be produced in full productions at the Finborough Theatre including Mirror Teeth by Nick Gill, The Man by James Graham, And I And Silence by Naomi Wallace, Black Jesus by Anders Lustgarten, Carthage by Chris Thompson, Nona Shepphard and Craig Adams' musical version of Thérèse Raquin, This Heaven by Nakkiah Lui, Continuity by Gerry Moynihan, and Dubailand by Carmen Nasr.

Many other plays first seen in Vibrant have also gone on to be produced by other theatres.

Despite remaining completely unsubsidised, the Finborough Theatre has an unparalleled track record of discovering new playwrights who go on to become leading voices in British theatre.

Under Artistic Director Neil McPherson, it has discovered some of the UK's most exciting new playwrights including Laura Wade, James Graham, Mike Bartlett, Chris Thompson, Jack Thorne, Alexandra Wood, Al Smith, Nicholas de Jongh and Anders Lustgarten; and directors including Blanche McIntyre, Robert Hastie, Kate Wasserberg and Sam Yates.

Vibrant 2017 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights is again curated by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, winner of The Writers' Guild Award for the Encouragement of New Writing, and twice winner of the OffWestEnd Award for Best Artistic Director.


Starts:Sunday 8 October 2017

Ends:Thursday 26 October 2017

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