What’s New | 30 September – 6 October

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

ONE NIGHT ONLY: A Sexual History and Chris & Me | Old Red Lion | 30 Sep
Two works in progress about sex. One about a boy. One about a girl. The Old Red Lion introduces Abram Rooney and welcomes back Luke Barnes. More info

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Transitions | Park Theatre | 30 Sep
New writing company Little Pieces of Gold present a night of 8 brand new plays about change from up-and-coming UK writers. More info

Men by Miriam Battye | Arcola Theatre | 30 Sep – 2 Oct
Straight from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tap Tap Theatre presents a tender and enthralling dark comedy about the unthinkable things we do for the people we love. More info

Black Jesus by Anders Lustgarten | Finborough Theatre | 1 – 26 Oct
This world premiere unpicks the political complexities of Zimbabwe through the devastating personal journeys of two very different people, both scarred by one of Africa’s most notorious dictatorships. More info

FINAL WEEK: Grounded by George Brant | Gate Theatre | Until 5 Oct
This gripping and compulsive UK premiere targets our assumptions about war, family and what it is to be a woman. More info

Vibrant 2013 | Finborough Theatre | 6 – 25 Oct
This festival of Finborough playwrights is back with its annual explosion of new writing. More info

Rapid Write Response: Land of Our Fathers | Theatre 503 | 6 & 7 Oct
Writers are invited to create a short play, inspired by the production of Land of Our Fathers by Chris Urch. The nature of the response is left entirely to the writers’ imagination. The best responses are performed. 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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