What’s New | 14 – 20 October

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

ONE NIGHT ONLY: No Reasonable Offer Refused by Norma Cohen | Park Theatre | 14 Oct
The Script Readers and Park Theatre present a rehearsed reading of this family drama spliced with Liverpudlian verve and Yiddish chutzpah. More info

Hotbed Festival Double Bill | Theatre 503 | 15 Oct – 9 Nov
A new writing double bill in the shape of Why Can’t We Live Together by Steve Waters and two short pieces from the What’s Up Doc series; Somniloquy by Craig Baxter and How To Begin by Hisham Matar. More info

Like Enemies of the State by Tommy Lexen | New Diorama Theatre | 15 – 26 October
A thought-provoking and visually engaging play based on the real-life stories of three child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More info

The Story Project 5: Fame Fear & Fables | Arcola Theatre | 15 – 19 Oct
10 writers and 10 directors have 10 minutes to spin you a yarn of modern times, a story to touch today, a story to charm you, or shock you, or teach you but most of all to entertain you. More info

Raving by Simon Paisley Day | Hampstead Theatre | 17 Oct – 23 Nov
Briony and Keith are not finding parenthood easy so their friends engineer a relaxing weekend away in Wales. This new comedy is an uproarious study of modern parenting and matrimonial tribulations. More info

The Djinns of Eidgah by Abhishek Majumdar | Royal Court | 18 Oct – 9 Nov
Set in Kashmir and interweaving true stories and testimonies with Islamic storytelling, this play paints a magical portrait of a generation of radicalised kids, and a beautiful landscape lost to conflict. More info

FINAL WEEK: The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas by Dennis Kelly | Royal Court | Until 19 Oct
Follow Gorge on the journey from innocence to savage greed and knotted honesty, as he invents three golden rule for success, whatever the cost. More info

FINAL WEEK: Chimerica by Lucy Kirkwood | Harold Pinter Theatre | Until 19 Oct
This critically acclaimed West End transfer ends this week – don’t miss it! 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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