What’s New | 23 – 29 September

Our weekly round up of what’s going on in the world of new writing.

There Has Possibly Been An Incident by Chris Thorpe | Soho Theatre | 24 Sep – 5 Oct
Fringe First Winner Chris Thorpe’s new play tells a series of interlocking stories about the moments when life offers you a choice between heroism and compromise, and what happens after you choose. More info

THIS WEEK ONLY: To Sleep by Matt Fox | Tristan Bates Theatre | 24 – 28 Sep
Covering one night in the lives of two suicidal strangers, this warm, compassionate and darkly humorous new play explores how people deal with the most difficult human situations. More info

THIS WEEK ONLY: Soho Literary Festival | Soho Theatre | 25 – 29 Sep
Four nights of literary talks and readings featuring Ruby Wax, Dan Snow and Sir David Hare. All tickets are just £9. More info

The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig | NT Shed | 25 Sep – 26 Oct
Sunny leaves behind her family and her home in rural China for the promise of a job in a factory and a new life. A powerful new play journeying through the transformation in contemporary China. More info

Handbagged by Moira Buffini | Tricycle Theatre | 26 Sep – 9 Nov
Buffini’s new play opens the clasp on the antipathy between two giants of the twentieth century: Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II. More info

Eight Burning Questions About Playwriting | Finborough Theatre | 25 – 27 Sep
The final three questions in this series cover the short play, director faux pas and the benefits of workshopping new material. More info

FINAL WEEK: Fishskin Trousers by Elizabeth Kuti | Finborough Theatre | Until 28 Sep
Using just the power of words and storytelling, this play weaves together the haunting tales of three lost people from different eras, united by the common setting of the fishing village of Orford in Suffolk. More info

Think we’ve missed anything? Want your show to be included in a future What’s New? Email us


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