New Stuff

Rehearsed Readings Of New Work

Sun 1 Dec 2019 to Sun 5 Jul 2020

New Stuff

This event is part of: 

A Cockpit Production

Part of Theatre Maker




Every month we present an evening of 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.

Our 2019/20 season of New Stuff will run on the first Sunday of each month:
3 November 2019, 1 December 2019, 5 January 2020, 2 February 2020, 1 March 2020, 5 April 2020, 3 May 2020, 7 June 2020, 5 July 2020


Our next evening will take place at 7pm on 1 December 2019, featuring:

I'LL WAIT written by Harrie Hayes and directed by Katharine Armitage

Her “sort-of-boyfriend” is lying unconscious in hospital and she’s discovered something in his flat that will make her question everything.

I’LL WAIT follows the story of a women as she relays the story of meeting her “sort-of-boyfriend”. A man who is currently in intensive care following an accident. She excitedly tells us about how they first met (at a bereavement support group), when they grew close (bonding over their shared eye rolls behind the saccharine group leader’s back.) and their first ‘date’ (a drink after group followed by dinner at his flat.) It seems like the beginnings of a love story put on hold until she starts to reveal a tendency to live in fantasy.

Twitter: @harriehayes
Instagram: harriehayes


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. 


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 involvedatthecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (Michael).


Full price: £ 3.00 Vanguard Members: FREE