New Stuff

Rehearsed Readings Of New Work

Sun 17 Dec 2017 to Sun 15 Jul 2018

New Stuff

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Every month we present rehearsed readings of new writing.

Each evening gives writers the chance to have their work read in front of a responsive audience and gives the audience the chance to witness new work and provide informal feedback to help the pieces develop.

This season will run at 5.30pm on the following dates:
15th October, 19th November, 17th December 2017 
21st January, 18th February, 18th March, 15th April, 20th May, 17th June & 15th July 2018

Applications for this season are now open! If you’re a writer, director, producer or theatre-maker and have a piece of new writing that you’d like to put on its feet, in front of an audience, then this is the place for it.

If you have a piece to read and you’d like to apply, then you can do so here. Need more information, click here to find out the full details. 

Sunday 17th December

'V.F.' by Nick Saunders
Produced by cmd+shift theatre (
Based in the Science Museum, 'V.F.' is a guided walking tour, using headsets, which explores the museum's exhibitions through immersive audio. Each item has a story to tell, now you have the chance to listen.
Performed by Nick Saunders & Joss Wyre
'Wayward' by Carrie Quinlan
The real story of Macbeth’s witches.
“So, we have just told the most successfully violent man in Scotland that he’s going to be king as soon as this king’s dead.”
After an unfortunate incident with some burning, Rebecca and Alison are one witch short of a coven. And their boss needs them, gently, subtly, to install a sympathetic government in Scotland, which should be no problem. They just need a responsible new member of the team. It’s the witches’ side of the story, at last.
Carrie Quinlan is an actor and comedy writer, best known as part of the ensemble in John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme. She’s written for and with Mitchell & Webb, Marcus Brigstocke, Tracey Ullman, Dave Gorman and many others.
Wayward is her first play, and this is the first time it’s been read out loud in front of anyone.

ACCESSIBILITY: The show takes place in one of our upstairs studios, which is only accessible up a spiral staircase. Also, numbers are strictly limited, so it is strongly advisable to book in advance.



Any questions? Or just want to find out more about New Stuff? Feel free to email our New Stuff producer nicola [at] thecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (Nicola)

Full price: £ 3.00 Vanguard Members: FREE