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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Breaking News:The Rachel Corrie Ban; London responds - 3 nights only
On from 03 May 2006 to 05 May 2006
Theatre503

"This is censorship born out of fear – and all of us are the losers." Alan Rickman, Director, My Name is Rachel Corrie

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
A Great Night of Comedy!
On from 28 May 2006 to 28 May 2006
Theatre503
by Natalie Haynes, Paul Foot & Trevor Lock

A GREAT NIGHT OF THE BEST COMEDY FROM TWO OF theatre503's FAVOURITES!!!

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Cold Comfort
On from 16 May 2006 to 03 Jun 2006
Theatre503
by Owen McCafferty

UK Premier. Kevin Toner returns to Belfast from London to have a last 'conversation' with his recently dead father.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
RED
On from 13 Jun 2006 to 24 Jun 2006
Theatre503
by Chris Fittock

Red is a remote boy in a removed land, shredded by his war and his lovers Val and Amy – three people savagely in love. The unseen, the uncontrollable, is slowly killing them all.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
The Time of the Tortoise
On from 27 Jun 2006 to 15 Jul 2006
Theatre503
by Kerstin Specht

"I would never have imagined it. Even when you're dead the cruelty doesn't stop"

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Up the Gary/Carbon Fever/Out with the Tide
On from 21 Jul 2006 to 22 Jul 2006
Theatre503
by Bad Penny Theatre

Edinburgh Previews
Up the Gary & Carbon Fever on Friday 21 July
Up the Gary & Out with the Tide on Saturday 22 July

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Reel to Real
On from 11 Sep 2006 to 16 Sep 2006
Theatre503
by Practicum Theatre

PRACTICUM THEATRE’S EVENING OF CINEMATICALLY-INSPIRED SHORT PLAYS

Practicum Theatre in association with Theatre503

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Up the Gary
On from 19 Sep 2006 to 30 Sep 2006
Theatre503
by Andrew Barron and Jessica Beck

EDINBURGH TRANSFER – UP THE GARY, Performed by Andrew Barron, Directed by Jessica Beck

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Snuff
On from 17 Oct 2006 to 04 Nov 2006
Theatre503
by Davey Anderson

SNUFF – written and directed by Davey Anderson. Presented by National Theatre of Scotland and Arches Theatre Company

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Blue on Blue
On from 07 Nov 2006 to 11 Nov 2006
Theatre503
by Chips Hardy

BLUE ON BLUE by Chips Hardy, Produced by The Shotgun Theatre Company

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Bitesized 2
On from 12 Nov 2006 to 14 Nov 2006
Theatre503
by Various

Bitesized 2: 10 plays, 10 writers and 10 directors return after sell-out success at Theatre503

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Al Murray's Happy Hour
On from 28 Jan 2007 to 28 Jan 2007
Theatre503
by Al Murray

This new series will see THE GUV’NOR ‘interview’ his favourite stars from the world of entertainment and showbiz...

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Genre - Drama
Believe
On from 29 Jan 2007 to 29 Jan 2007
Theatre503
by Matthew Hurt

The Old Testament God is a God of War. And War is a man’s game. But what of the women?

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
White Roses - a rehearsed reading
On from 02 Feb 2007 to 02 Feb 2007
Theatre503
by Lisa Parry

We've been through this before. When you were eight. You thought you were pregnant then. You said it was because you'd eaten too many oranges.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
The Atheist
On from 16 Jan 2007 to 03 Feb 2007
Theatre503
by Ronan Noone

TIME OUT **** METRO **** Meet Augustine Early, one of the world's most crooked journalists.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Al Murray's Happy Hour
On from 04 Feb 2007 to 04 Feb 2007
Theatre503
by Al Murray

This new series will see THE GUV’NOR ‘interview’ his favourite stars from the world of entertainment and showbiz...

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The Ox and the Ass
On from 08 Feb 2007 to 10 Feb 2007
Theatre503
by Gillian Plowman

We are all prisoners. Some of the State – Some of obsession. Some of our own needs.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Two Storm Wood
On from 13 Feb 2007 to 17 Feb 2007
Theatre503
by Edward Bennett-Coles

Following the sell out run of BLUE ON BLUE by Chips Hardy, Tom Hardy�s Shotgun Theatre premieres Edward Bennett-Coles� controversial new play...

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Al Murray's Happy Hour
On from 04 Mar 2007 to 04 Mar 2007
Theatre503
by Al Murray

This new series will see THE GUV’NOR ‘interview’ his favourite stars from the world of entertainment and showbiz...

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Cocoa
On from 17 Apr 2007 to 05 Mar 2007
Theatre503
by George Gotts

A haunting new play of mist and memory on the Yorkshire Moors by acclaimed writer George Gotts.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Ship of Fools
On from 20 Feb 2007 to 10 Mar 2007
Theatre503
by Andrew Bovell

Two journeys, two sets of travellers, five hundred years apart. By Andrew Bovell, the award winning Australian writer of Strictly Ballroom and Lantana.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
London Calling: Surviving the City
On from 13 Mar 2007 to 17 Mar 2007
Theatre503
by Joanna Pinto and Dawn King

What things do we need to get us through the day? What if we found we don�t need them? What if they were taken away from us?

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Breakfast Hearts and Choirplay
On from 21 Mar 2007 to 24 Mar 2007
Theatre503
by Robin French

A wife that can't swim obsessed with buying a pool, a husband who saws his secretary in half, an innumerate accountant replacing his dead...

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Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
The Apathists' Last Hurrah
On from 26 Mar 2007 to 26 Mar 2007
Theatre503
by The Apathists'

We've caused riots. We've caused boredom. We've even caused theatre. Come along and see the apathists' last stab at creating short plays...

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Way You Can Survive the World
On from 27 Mar 2007 to 31 Mar 2007
Theatre503
by Jennifer Tuckett

What would you do if you woke up one day before school and discovered you just happened to be a superhero? Impress your friends, or save the world?

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
The Really Wild Show with Brian the Clown
On from 02 Apr 2007 to 02 Apr 2007
Theatre503
by Brian the Clown

THE REALLY WILD SHOW with BRIAN THE CLOWN. FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY.... HE'S BACK! BIGGER! BETTER! BOLDER! BRIAN!

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Stars Fell All Night
On from 03 Apr 2007 to 04 Apr 2007
Theatre503
by Mike Geither

As part of Theatre503’s development work and FEARLESS SEASON Steve Harper directs STARS FELL ALL NIGHT by Mike Geither. In Mike Geither's highly original debut...

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Natural Selection - Part of the Theatre503 Fearless Season
On from 05 Apr 2007 to 07 Apr 2007
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by Paul Jenkins

Vlad, Joseph and Mash: three of the nearly-great Welsh anarchist criminal minds of recent years. If only they had a clue.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
SALT MEETS WOUND
On from 08 May 2007 to 26 May 2007
Theatre503
by Tom Morton-Smith

Dylan Singer needs to leave London. Together with his alcoholic ex-fiance he heads to Central Asia to research the book he's always dreamt of writing...

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Shiver
On from 28 May 2007 to 01 Jun 2007
Theatre503
by Oliver Emanuel

SHIVER is the new play from acclaimed new writing company silver tongue, their third national tour and their latest major Edinburgh hit.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Water Harvest
On from 05 Jun 2007 to 09 Jun 2007
Theatre503
by Chris Lee

Two boys grow up together in the lap of the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. Over time their friendship is tested in many ways...

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Future Me
On from 19 Jun 2007 to 07 Jul 2007
Theatre503
by Stephen Brown

Gripping, fearless and moving, Future Me is the new work from the writer and director of Filter Theatre's Faster, a sell-out hit at BAC, the Lyric Hammersmith and New York's 59E59 Theater.

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Minutes to Midnight
On from 12 Jul 2007 to 12 Jul 2007
Theatre503
by Joshua Broadstone, Imogen Black, Lee Griffiths, Neelam Parmer and Dan Ashman

The Naked Gun meets Monty Python in hilarious and topical show brought to you by Dislocated Productions.

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WHAT IF?
On from 13 Jul 2007 to 13 Jul 2007
Theatre503
by Lydia Maxwell

The one spark of passion in his life is her. She is the light of his day, the love of his life – except he has never spoken to her.

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JEAN JACQUES
On from 16 Jul 2007 to 16 Jul 2007
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by Thom Braun

"Man is born free…and everywhere he is in chains"

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Up the Gary
On from 18 Jul 2007 to 18 Jul 2007
Theatre503
by Jessica Beck and Andrew Barron

From Top of the Pops to the Bottom of the Barrel, The Rise and Fall of an Ordinary Gary Glitter Impersonator

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Lucid Dreams For Higher Living
On from 19 Jul 2007 to 19 Jul 2007
Theatre503
by Jack McNamara

Multi-media company Future Ruins present a stark black comedy for one actor and a television set

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LIMBO
On from 20 Jul 2007 to 21 Jul 2007
Theatre503
by Declan Feenan

The tender and compelling story of a young girl's relationship with an older man.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Fest!
On from 10 Jul 2007 to 29 Jul 2007
Theatre503
by Various

Catch the hottest comedy and theatre before it hits this year's world-reknowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival...

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
All Alone
On from 11 Aug 2007 to 11 Aug 2007
Theatre503
by Various

All Alone by Gene David Kirk – Previews at theatre503 before transfers to New York, Off-Broadway

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Yoga Bitch
On from 14 Aug 2007 to 25 Aug 2007
Theatre503
by Suzanne Morrison

In her hilarious solo show, Suzanne Morrison explores her attempts to find her Higher Self in a strange world where blenders become possessed by spirits, Prada lust is at a fever-pitch, a milkshake can throw a guru into a rage, and everyone around her tries to make her drink her own pee.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy
Because I Forgot to Get a Pension
On from 09 Sep 2007 to 10 Sep 2007
Theatre503
by Jenny Eclair

expect lots of stuff about being on the mad side of forty, the odd joke about front bottoms and a bit of swearing

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Man Across The Way, Silver Tongue Theatre
On from 30 Aug 2007 to 15 Sep 2007
Theatre503
by Various

Direct from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2007

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
STING FOR NOLTE
On from 18 Sep 2007 to 29 Sep 2007
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by Tom Lister

Come and watch a man throw his life out the window purely because his fiancée has given him tickets to a Sting concert.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
The Final Shot
On from 09 Oct 2007 to 27 Oct 2007
Theatre503
by Ben Ellis

How can you take a man's death and turn it into television?

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Out of Chaos
On from 12 Nov 2007 to 12 Nov 2007
Theatre503
by Temple Theatre

Temple Theatre returns to the Theatre 503 with a dynamic, physical work inspired by the timeless world of Greek mythology.

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Songs of Grace and Redemption
On from 30 Oct 2007 to 24 Nov 2007
Theatre503
by John Donnelly

Seductive and penetrating, Songs of Grace and Redemption is the story of ordinary people struggling to break out and break free.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
They Have Oak Trees in North Carolina
On from 13 Nov 2007 to 01 Dec 2007
Theatre503
by Sarah Wooley

Ray and Eileen’s 5 year old son vanishes. Years later a good looking American arrives in a small English village claiming to be their boy. But what lengths will any of them go to in order to prove his true identity?

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Crestfall
On from 27 Nov 2007 to 15 Dec 2007
Theatre503
by Mark O'Rowe

This London premiere brings one of Ireland's most exciting playwrights together with a stellar cast led by Niamh Cusack in a bludgeoning chamber piece of beautiful horror.

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THE TIME STEP
On from 16 Dec 2007 to 16 Dec 2007
Theatre503
by Matthew Hurt

When makeup is thickly applied and the pink paint on the walls is several coats deep, it can be difficult to get the bottom of things...

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White People
On from 18 Dec 2007 to 22 Dec 2007
Theatre503
by J.T. Rogers

White People is a controversial and darkly funny play about the lives of three ordinary Americans placed under the spot-light:a candid, brutally honest meditation on race and language in our culture.

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Genre - New Writing
Amir: The Lost Prince of Persia
On from 09 Jan 2008 to 12 Jan 2008
Theatre503
by Christopher Andrade and Aniekan Enoh

Young prince Amir, son of Arsham the king and heir to the throne of ancient Persia, is tricked by his jealous uncle and sold into a life of slavery and hardship. 10 years later a young man wanders out of the desert to reclaim his birthright.

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Genre - New Writing
I Am a Superhero
On from 15 Jan 2008 to 19 Jan 2008
Theatre503
by Jennifer Tuckett

"My name is Yasmin. I am twelve years, six months and three and a half days old exactly. And this is the full and complete account of how I became a superhero."

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Genre - New Writing
Mad Funny Just
On from 22 Jan 2008 to 09 Feb 2008
Theatre503
by Creased

Louise Baker's life was normal.
She became part of the furniture.

But then she died.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Shadow Language
On from 20 Feb 2008 to 15 Mar 2008
Theatre503
by Kelly Stuart

A darkly comic journey through a land where a language is illegal, history is drowned and illusions have to die if you want to survive.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Sound Dust
On from 18 Mar 2008 to 22 Mar 2008
Theatre503
by Jamie Harper and Sasha Yevtushenko

An improvised play that responds to current events and deals with the interaction between the ‘exterior' world and the ‘interior' world of our imagination.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Finisterre
On from 25 Mar 2008 to 29 Mar 2008
Theatre503
by Dominic Francis

A man returns to the sea to honour his dead mother, but he's not the only one trying to bury his past...

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Journey Song / Nowheresville
On from 21 Apr 2008 to 21 Apr 2008
Theatre503
by Chris Fordred / Vivienne Walshe

A double bill of new writing workshop performances for one night only at Theatre503

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Cotton Wool
On from 01 Apr 2008 to 26 Apr 2008
Theatre503
by Ali Taylor

On the rain-lashed coast of Scotland, teenage brothers Callum and
Gussie are desperate to discover what lies under the waves. When they
spot the runaway Harriet, their search is thrown into chaos and
brother is pitted against brother.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Starving
On from 29 Apr 2008 to 03 May 2008
Theatre503
by Lisa Harding

A darkly comic journey through a landscape of addiction, compulsion, body obsession, therapy, sex. When is enough ever enough

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Natural Selection
On from 06 May 2008 to 31 May 2008
Theatre503
by Paul Rigel Jenkins

"It's not tribe against tribe, nation against nation – it's every man for himself ... but in a good way."

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Fearless Festival
On from 03 Jun 2008 to 07 Jun 2008
Theatre503
by Various

It was new, it was bold, it was Fearless.

And now it's back, bigger and bolder than ever before.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Dov and Ali
On from 10 Jun 2008 to 05 Jul 2008
Theatre503
by Anna Ziegler

"That's the thing you can't handle. That you have nothing. The beauty and peace of submitting to your God or the clarity of the decision not to"

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Genre - New Writing
THE SPACE BETWEEN MY HEAD AND MY BODY
On from 07 Jul 2008 to 10 Jul 2008
Theatre503
by Catie O'Keefe

A blackly comic exploration of the strain it can take to force a body and mind to fit, The Space Between My Head and My Body is the story of seven people who collide on an aeroplane

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Genre - New Writing
Frida Kahlo: Viva La Vida
On from 11 Jul 2008 to 13 Jul 2008
Theatre503
by Humberto Robles

Festival Preview: Art, Passion, Obsession: An explosive portrait of the woman who gave birth to herself, an intimate journey through her life.

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Genre - New Writing
The Man I Cure
On from 14 Jul 2008 to 16 Jul 2008
Theatre503
by Fat Content

Festival Preview: A love story, a Lynchian nightmare and a modern folk tale. A young pig-headed soldier breaks into an abandoned sanatorium.

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Genre - New Writing
There's Something in the Fridge that Wants to Kill Me!
On from 17 Jul 2008 to 18 Jul 2008
Theatre503
by Chips Hardy

Festival Preview: Isabelle Gregson just wants to get on with her show ... and her life. Problem is everyone else wants it their way.

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Because It's There
On from 19 Jul 2008 to 19 Jul 2008
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by Velocet

Festival Preview. A climber hangs halfway up a Siberian rock formation. His name is Hal. And he is screaming. Hal climbs without ropes.

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Genre - New Writing
The Army of Reason
On from 20 Jul 2008 to 23 Jul 2008
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by James Hammond

Festival Preview: "We're on the brink of something here" When an artist speaks out, a zealot assassin is sent to kill him.

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Genre - New Writing
A Real Humane Person Who Cares and All That
On from 24 Jul 2008 to 24 Jul 2008
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by Adam Brace

Festival Preview: Three British artisans visit Central Asia, in search of some local colour, local food, local customs. Then they're invited to a local execution.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Coming Up for Air + Hal Cruttenden Standup
On from 25 Jul 2008 to 25 Jul 2008
Theatre503
by George Orwell, abridged by Dominic Cavendish

Festival Preview: A gripping new adaptation of George Orwell's classic 1939 novel + Hal Cruttenden: 'Climb Every Molehill'

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Slap, Tickle and Squeak
On from 26 Jul 2008 to 27 Jul 2008
Theatre503
by Slap in the Face Theatre

Festival Preview: Delight! Daredevilry! Deformity! It is the year 1908 and Slap, Tickle and Squeak are three penniless vaudevillian performers.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
Electric Mouse Comedy
On from 28 Jul 2008 to 28 Jul 2008
Theatre503
by Danny Bhoy, Andi Osho and others

Comedy featuring Danny Bhoy and Andi Osho, plus Henry Ginsburg and James Everett. MC James Mullinger

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Genre - New Writing
Playlist
On from 29 Jul 2008 to 31 Jul 2008
Theatre503
by Various

Festival Preview: 10 plays, 10 writers, 1 cast, 1 hour – there's just not enough time, so which plays will go on? – you decide.

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Restitution
On from 09 Sep 2008 to 13 Sep 2008
Theatre503
by Emily Juniper

Can 70 years of grieving be absolved with a picture? Evocative, touching and ultimately thought provoking, Restitution follows two characters on a complex and compelling journey through a labyrinth of art, tyranny and inheritance.

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Vivien
On from 09 Sep 2008 to 13 Sep 2008
Theatre503
by Samantha German

Vivien follows iconic actress Vivien Leigh through her tumultuous relationship with husband Laurence Olivier and beyond. Set behind a visage of 1950s glamour and fame, this is a story of love, madness and desire.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Mimi and the Stalker
On from 16 Sep 2008 to 11 Oct 2008
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by Glyn Maxwell

Snatched from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight, schoolgirl Michelle Latchford was transformed into Hollywood's hottest property Mimi Luck. Now the reclusive Mimi is barricaded in her rural hideaway as a paparazzo lurks outside, scrutinised by her watchful agent, and haunted by the memory of the boy all the other kids called God.

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Genre - New Writing
Lulu
On from 14 Oct 2008 to 18 Oct 2008
Theatre503
by Rififi Theatre Company

“Roll up, roll up gentlemen and ladies. Run with us through the grave yard; laughing, to where we have put up our tent”

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Genre - New Writing
Act/React 2
On from 27 Oct 2008 to 27 Oct 2008
Theatre503
by Upstart Theatre

"Visceral and startling...this is an unfairly talented ensemble" EdinburghGuide

Tickets: £5
Time: 8pm

Check out the development of the piece at www.upstart-theatre.co.uk.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Warm
On from 21 Oct 2008 to 15 Nov 2008
Theatre503
by Jon Fosse

"That's what it feels like but I don't remember it..."

Presented by Theatre503 and Presence

£13/£8 conc. (Tuesday 'Pay what you can')
Tuesday-Saturday 7.45pm, Sunday 5pm

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
Barbershopera
On from 25 Nov 2008 to 20 Dec 2008
Theatre503
by Rob Castell and Tom Sadler

Barbershopera! is a new musical comedy in four-part harmony. Join us for laughs, tears and enormous vibratos at this sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
The Lifesavers
On from 27 Jan 2009 to 21 Feb 2009
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by Fraser Grace

My dear friends. Run.

What if the world had changed?
What if parenthood was forbidden?
What if you broke the rules?

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Inches Apart
On from 12 May 2009 to 06 Jun 2009
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by Devised

High rise living,
Paper thin walls,
Separate souls in a city of strangers -
Inches apart.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
The Mountaintop
On from 09 Jun 2009 to 05 Jul 2009
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by Katori Hall

The night before his assassination Martin Luther King retires to room 306 in the now famous Lorraine Motel in Memphis after giving an acclaimed speech to a massive church congregation. When a mysterious young maid visits him, King is forced to confront his past and the future of his people.

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Peter and Vandy
On from 02 Mar 2010 to 27 Mar 2010
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by Jay DiPietro

A love story in disorder
What happens when the boy who met the girl becomes the man who loves the woman? Peter and Vandy get together, but can they stay together? A New York romance with a big heart and sharp teeth.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Musical Genre - Comedy
Porn - The Musical
On from 06 Apr 2010 to 01 May 2010
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by Boris Cezek and Kris Spiteri (Music). Book and lyrics by Boris Cezek, Malcom Galea, Kris Spiteri and Abigail Guan.

When young Stefan’s tranquil life on the island of Malta is shattered by his fiancée’s slutty revelation, he goes off to America in search of a new life. What he finds is an exciting group of friends in an industry that takes some getting used to.

Featuring a live band

Please note: you may be disappointed to learn that despite many intrepid attempts there is no actual porn in the show.

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Genre - New Writing
Madagascar
On from 11 May 2010 to 05 Jun 2010
Theatre503
by JT Rogers

"If someone is going to disappear, they need to stay gone..."

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
Wild Horses
On from 15 Jun 2010 to 10 Jul 2010
Theatre503
by Nimer Rashed

"You have to solve the conundrum, Ellie. That's the point of the game."

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
FEST! 2010
On from 13 Jul 2010 to 03 Aug 2010
Theatre503
by Theatre503

FEST! 2010. Edinburgh, without the kilts.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
The Charming Man
On from 20 Oct 2010 to 13 Nov 2010
Theatre503
by Gabriel Bisset-Smith

A new political comedy by Gabriel Bisset-Smith.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - Musical Genre - New Writing
COALITION: Theatrical collaborations for a new political era
On from 23 Nov 2010 to 05 Dec 2010
Theatre503
by Curated by Nadia Latif

What happens when you put a writer in a room with an accordionist? Or an animator? Or with Gordon Brown's right-hand woman? Theatre503 presents 10 daring and politically playful pairings.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Bonnie and Clyde
On from 18 Jan 2011 to 05 Feb 2011
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by Adam Peck

Bonnie and Clyde have found one last hiding place. They’re on the run from the law and reality, but which one will catch them first?

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Genre - New Writing
Ruffled
On from 15 Mar 2011 to 19 Feb 2011
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by Ellen Gylen

Emma works for RUF, a fast-paced fashion retailer. When the bottom line is threatened, suppliers' credentials go out the window.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
The Biting Point
On from 15 Feb 2011 to 12 Mar 2011
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by Sharon Clark

An incendiary new drama about the hurt that fuels our hate.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Comedy
The Consultant
On from 23 Mar 2011 to 16 Apr 2011
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by Neil Fleming

Hugo Shackleton is a man in trouble. And the trouble is: he doesn't even know it.
New comedy satirises corporate life and bureaucratic waste as Britain faces huge public sector cuts.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
SOLD
On from 19 Apr 2011 to 14 May 2011
Theatre503
by Suzie Miller

Savagely funny and deeply touching, SOLD is an acerbic comedy about how much we're willing to give up to get to 'make it'.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Many Moons
On from 17 May 2011 to 11 Jun 2011
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by Alice Birch

As four people move through a July day in London, they orbit each other, unaware that they are hurtling towards one moment that could devastate them all.

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I Still Get Excited When I See A Ladybird
On from 16 Aug 2011 to 20 Aug 2011
Theatre503
by by Katie McCullough, A Papercut Theatre Production

One workplace. One uniform. Seven people thrown together.

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Beasts
On from 30 Aug 2011 to 24 Sep 2011
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by Juan Radrigán, Head for Heights

Chile, 1974. In the extreme isolation of the Andean foothills, three sisters are found hanged from a rock, their animals slaughtered beside them...

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing
NiLon
On from 02 Oct 2011 to 08 Oct 2011
Theatre503
by Lisa McGee, Stacey Gregg, Declan Feenan and John McCann

Four cracking short plays by some of Northern Ireland's greatest contemporary theatre voices living in London.

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The Swallowing Dark
On from 01 Nov 2011 to 26 Nov 2011
Theatre503
by Lizzie Nunnery, Theatre503 and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse

Does she want the truth, or just a good story? And when lives depend on it, is the truth the best story to tell?

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Mathematics of the Heart
On from 07 Feb 2012 to 03 Mar 2012
Theatre503
by Kefi Chadwick

What happens when love doesn't add up?

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Rapid Write Rewind
On from 05 Mar 2012 to 10 Mar 2012
Theatre503
by An evening of new writing

Featuring 16 writers within two programmes, these performances highlight the exciting array of talent of writers today.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
London: Four Corners One Heart
On from 13 Mar 2012 to 17 Mar 2012
Theatre503
by Featuring new writing from four fine emerging writers: Mike Mersea; Rose Lewenstein; Benjamin Askew; Lashana Lynch.

Stories inspired by the streets of London & the people who play on them.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Playlist
On from 25 Mar 2012 to 26 Mar 2012
Theatre503
by Matt Hartley, Hannah Mulder, Corinne Salisbury, Joe Harbot, Laura Lindow, Tracy Whitwell

PLAYlist is back – short plays inspired by songs by brilliant writers you know, and brilliant writers you don't.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
The Girl in the Yellow Dress
On from 20 Mar 2012 to 14 Apr 2012
Theatre503
by Craig Higginson

A heady mix of sex, language and racial tension, Craig Higginson’s new play explodes the taboos of love, innocence, and lust.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
The Crossing
On from 17 Apr 2012 to 21 Apr 2012
Theatre503
by Esther O'Toole

Have you the money? Have you the strength, the willpower to make the final crossing?

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Genre - New Writing
The Mole and the Worm
On from 23 Apr 2012 to 28 Apr 2012
Theatre503
by Lowri Jenkins

You haven't come to rescue me?...And they're not waiting for me up there?...And you thought...you thought I was a rock?...You do that to rocks?

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Shiverman
On from 01 May 2012 to 26 May 2012
Theatre503
by James Sheldon

"Before the first morning, in the time of the Shiverman, when the ground trembled and fire tumbled down the mountainside, the music began."

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Genre - New Writing
Mudlarks
On from 29 May 2012 to 02 Jun 2012
Theatre503
by Vickie Donoghue

The water looks sort of angry don't it? Racing across the mud. Like it’s coming for us! Haven't got long. We have to move soon.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
MEAT
On from 05 Jun 2012 to 30 Jun 2012
Theatre503
by Jimmy Osborne

"Sometimes I dont even remember being there. Wake up at the end of my shift. Only part of my brain working is the bit connected to the knife."

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Rapid Write Response: Life For Beginners
On from 25 Sep 2012 to 25 Sep 2012
Theatre503
by Theatre503 Writers

RWR is an event in which we invite playwrights to write a short response to the play, inspired by any aspect of the production.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Life For Beginners
On from 04 Sep 2012 to 29 Sep 2012
Theatre503
by Alice Birch, Ben Ellis, Matt Hartley, Lizzie Nunnery, Rex Obano

An upbeat celebration guaranteed to beat the post-Olympic blues. A wealth of new writing.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy Genre - New Writing
Shhhh...
On from 02 Oct 2012 to 06 Oct 2012
Theatre503
by Brad Birch, Jon Brittain, Charlene James, Gemma Langford and Chris Urch

Welcome to the show that lifts the lid on some of London's deepest, darkest and sexiest secrets...and they're all true!

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Elegy
On from 09 Oct 2012 to 03 Nov 2012
Theatre503
by Douglas Rintoul

A compassionate and shocking analysis of the homophobic murders that regularly take place in a 'liberated' Iraq.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Where The Mangrove Grows
On from 06 Nov 2012 to 01 Dec 2012
Theatre503
by Joe Hammond

A brave and startling vision of neglect from Royal Court Studio writer, Joe Hammond, offering a uniquely imaginative take on invisible young lives.

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Genre - Drama
Festopia
On from 22 Jan 2013 to 26 Jan 2013
Theatre503
by Various

Utopia or Dystopia? Playwrights imagine the future in a festival of new plays.

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Genre - Drama
Freak / Staunch / Closure
On from 29 Jan 2013 to 02 Feb 2013
Theatre503
by Anna Jordan

Extraordinary moments in ordinary lives.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Desolate Heaven
On from 05 Feb 2013 to 02 Mar 2013
Theatre503
by Ailís Ní Ríain

"She's goin' back there. I can tell.

She's breakin' her promise.

She's breakin' my heart.

She said she never would."

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
The Life Of Stuff
On from 10 Apr 2013 to 04 May 2013
Theatre503
by Simon Donald

“Because I don’t have any clothes on, do I? And you can’t batter somebody in your underpants.”

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Playing with Grown Ups
On from 14 May 2013 to 08 Jun 2013
Theatre503
by Hannah Patterson

"That’s the problem isn’t it? Now we can have it all, we’re expected to bloody do it all."

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Genre - Comedy Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
ThatcherWrite
On from 11 Jun 2013 to 15 Jun 2013
Theatre503
by Various

A Festival of Plays Inspired by Margaret Thatcher

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Abe and Hans
On from 09 Jul 2014 to 13 Jul 2013
Theatre503
by Mark Knightley & James MacLaren

'The war is so old now. I didn't have anything to do with it, I hadn't even been born. I mean, move on. Schnell.'

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Our Friends, The Enemy
On from 21 Jul 2013 to 21 Jul 2013
Theatre503
by Alex Gwyther

"We're fighting the same enemy, just on two different sides..."

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Gather Ye Rosebuds
On from 30 Jul 2013 to 03 Aug 2013
Theatre503
by Silva Semerciyan

A kitchen and a living room in revolutionary Cairo: six women gather, preparing to change a little girl's life forever. Some of the guests are having doubts; will they have the courage to save her?

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Ernie
On from 20 Aug 2013 to 24 Aug 2013
Theatre503
by James Craze

This new play is the exciting, true story of Ernie Hort, who was born in 1924 and lived and worked through World War Two.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Woman in the Dunes
On from 14 Jan 2014 to 18 Jan 2014
Theatre503
by Micha Colombo

Written and Directed by Micha Colombo based on the original novel by Abe Kobo

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
A World Elsewhere
On from 22 Jan 2014 to 15 Feb 2014
Theatre503
by Alan Franks

Alan Franks was a student at Oxford with Bill Clinton. His latest novel, The Notes of Dr. Newgate, was a Guardian Book of the Week in November.

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Genre - New Writing
Dog Days
On from 25 Feb 2014 to 22 Mar 2014
Theatre503
by Annie Hulley

A wickedly dark comedy about love, loss and real estate.

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Occupied
On from 01 Apr 2014 to 26 Apr 2014
Theatre503
by Carla Grauls

We are making little territories in your country, a hostile take over of your garden sheds, your abandoned houses and your toilets! The occupation has begun!

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
A First World Problem
On from 22 May 2014 to 22 May 2014
Theatre503
by Milly Thomas

“We're white, we’re westerners, we're girls and we’re rich, of course we're fucking miserable. The standards are just too fucking high for us to be anything else.”

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Genre - Drama
A Handful of Stars
On from 30 Apr 2014 to 24 May 2014
Theatre503
by Billy Roche

As part of Theatre503’s ‘Second Look’ programme Artistic Director Paul Robinson directs Billy Roche's decade defining play in its first professional solo revival since 1988.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
ObamAmerica
On from 03 Jun 2014 to 14 Jun 2014
Theatre503
by Various Playwrights

Over Here Theatre Company, Robert F Bradish and Theatre503 present ObamAmerica, a two week festival of new American plays about life in the US under the presidency of Barack Obama

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
It Never Ends
On from 17 Jun 2014 to 21 Jun 2014
Theatre503
by Julian Poivedin

“You see that pigeon up there. I’m going to do him Charlie. Arrogant little prick. Old Billy Big-Bollocks acting like he’s the main f’ing man. I ain’t having it Charlie, not off him”

In the shady underworld of North London’s hair grooming racket three men are trapped in a warehouse.

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Genre - New Writing
503Fusions
On from 15 Jan 2015 to 17 Jan 2015
Theatre503
by Deanna Rodger, Karis Halsall, Gemma Rogers, Tommy Sissons

503Fusions is a unique and experimental series of provocations to playwrights and theatre makers in which they are challenged to collaborate and create fascinating fusions.

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Genre - New Writing
The Empty Frame
On from 20 Jan 2015 to 24 Jan 2015
Theatre503
by Sophie NL Besse

Based on the writer’s professional experience in a fertility clinic, The Empty Frame aims to highlight the complexity of people’s personal journeys.

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Genre - New Writing
My Name is Saoirse
On from 08 Feb 2015 to 09 Feb 2015
Theatre503
by Eva O'Connor

1987:Ireland has just won Eurovision, mobiles are about to be invented, and in Limerick, Saoirse O’Brien is sick of her best friend calling her frigid.

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Genre - New Writing
The Separation
On from 27 Jan 2015 to 21 Feb 2015
Theatre503
by Richard Molloy

Set in the build-up to Ireland's historic 1995 divorce referendum, The Separation is an unsettling journey into the dark heart of a disintegrating Dublin family.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
WINK
On from 10 Mar 2015 to 04 Apr 2015
Theatre503
by Phoebe Eclair-Powell

Modern manhood. Shook up. Spat out.

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Genre - New Writing
And Then Come The Nightjars
On from 02 Sep 2015 to 26 Sep 2015
Theatre503
by Bea Roberts

“You hardly ever see ʻem, only hear them. They fly silent. Itʼs bad luck is Nightjars. Itʼs a bird oʼdeath.”

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Genre - New Writing
Valhalla
On from 30 Sep 2015 to 24 Oct 2015
Theatre503
by Paul Murphy

'You know the words but when it comes to pain and fear and love we are a breed apart.’

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Genre - Comedy
Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves
On from 30 Aug 2016 to 30 Aug 2016
Theatre503
by The Three Man Family Pantomime

Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves: A festive treat for those who don't want to get stuck in the past...

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Burning Bridges
On from 13 Sep 2016 to 08 Oct 2016
Theatre503
by Amy Shindler

Amy Shindler's Burning Bridges is a daring, moving and funny exploration of living with autism

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
The Acedian Pirates
On from 25 Oct 2016 to 19 Nov 2016
Theatre503
by Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor's The Acedian Pirates is a tense, vital interrogation of military mythology

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