Summer Season Announced!

Our summer season is now online and we’re very excited to share it with you.

But, before our season begins we’re holding a fundraiser at The Last Refuge to make sure our summer goes with a bang! The night on 25th May will include performances of twenty of our blog favourites, the playellas, plus comedy from cheeky ingenue Dana Gartland and comic songstress Tamar Broadbent. And afterwards there’ll be DJs till the wee small hours. All proceeds go towards our August show (details below) and it’s only £5 on the door, or £4 if you email to get on the guestlist. We really hope to see you there! Help us make this our best season yet! More details here.

And now on with the season!

First up, on 16th June we’re returning to The Last Refuge for our first rehearsed reading. It’s a new piece by our Literary Manager Keziah Warner and will be a key moment in the play’s development – its first time out loud! More details coming soon.

On 14th July we’re at The Cockpit for a strictly comedy evening, as we present a few comic shorts in Act I. Then in Act II our regular compere and excellent stand up Tom Rosenthal will be previewing his Edinburgh Festival show, all about his adventures in Bulgaria. Submissions are now open for this event so writers can find out how to get involved here. More about the night here.

Finally, in August we’re very excited to be presenting a week of shows at Southwark Playhouse. Now We Are Three: The Best of Descent is a celebration of our third birthday and we’re revisiting four of the best shorts of our last three years. Plus we’re seeking out three brand new plays to perform alongside our classics and welcome a new generation of writers into Descent. Submissions will be open soon. We’ll be among the first to perform in Southwark Playhouse’s brand new venue and we can’t wait! There’s more info about the show here.

To misquote a famous song, it may not be sunny outside but it’s summer in our hearts – we hope you can join us!

Love from the Descent Team xx


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