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Encompass Productions presents Bare E-ssentials 5: Far From Home, the fifth and final online edition of London’s best-reviewed, award-winning new writing night in 2020! Featuring live performances of short plays submitted from around the world, staged and streamed from isolation. And as a special treat, we're performing SIX NEW PLAYS(!) for you this time around including:

 

Suburban Buffalo Sighting by Elizabeth Speckman

 

The Front Line by Linda Robinson

 

Nuns by Vicky Richards

 

Brothers in Arms by Warren Paul Glover

 

A Dave With Destiny by Ken Preuss

 

Little Prizes by Liam Fleming

 

 

LINKS TO LIVESTREAM: linktr.ee/encompassonline

 

DONATE TO THE SHOW (thank you!): paypal.me/encompassproductions

 

 

WINNER - OnComm Award for Online Shows (Bare E-ssentials 2) - awarded by the Off West End Awards

 

'Shows that nothing can stop the creative processes - the arts will always survive.'  ***** London Theatre 1

 

'Bold and exhilarating...truly worthy of the applause they can't hear.'  ***** Theatre Weekly

 

'Draws attention to its live credentials and celebrates the eclectic approaches taken by the 4 writers.'  **** The Reviews Hub (Top 3 Show)

 

'Thought-provoking and cutting-edge writing.'  **** The Upcoming

 

'An essential lifeblood for the arts community across the nation. Tremendous.' **** Corr Blimey

 

'Bare E-ssentials breaks the mould. Impressive.' - A Younger Theatre

 

**Recommended by Time Out, British Theatre, Empty Pocket Guide, Theatre Bubble and London Pub Theatres**

Previously UK no.4 trending Twitter topic

 

 

Bare E-ssentials IV: A New Hope

Wed 26 August 8.00pm BST

Streaming live on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram

FREE (donations optional)

Register your online attendance through Eventbrite or on Facebook

 

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THE BARE ESSENTIALS MISSION:

As London’s best reviewed new writing night we put established and emerging talent on the same stage, where audiences are entertained by theatre at its most elemental. We read submissions from all around the world, previously staging work by BAFTA winners, Netflix and Dreamworks producers, published playwrights and exciting new talent. We're one of London's longest-running independent new writing nights, giving Bare Essentials the same commitment as our full-scale shows, answering the demand for fresh new theatre right here in the theatre capital of the world. Our brand new online edition allows us to bring new writing to international audiences across the globe.  

 

PRESS FOR BARE ESSENTIALS:

'Clear enthusiasm for the work. If you like your theatre short and to the point, you’re in luck.' ***** West End Wilma

'Encompass Productions should be applauded...a talented pool of writers, directors and actors.' ***** LondonTheatre1

'A brilliant innovative platform...I was remarkably impressed with the high standard. Extraordinary new talent.' ***** London Unattached

'Consistently brilliant. A critical cornerstone in new theatre writing. Utterly perfect.' ***** Grumpy Gay Critic

'Sheer creativity throughout. Gives new ideas a voice, the best, the brilliant and the diamonds in the rough.' **** Everything Theatre

'‘Encompass Productions have lit a creative spark...their ethos and approach will inspire.' **** Theatre Weekly

‘High quality acting and equally impressive directing panache. A breath of fresh air.’ **** Theatre Bubble

'The whole night was full of amazing theatre. Absolutely deserve[s] to be seen by wider audiences.' **** Carn's Theatre Passion

'One of the most exciting new writing nights in London. Repeat audiences and newcomers alike are hooked.' **** Female Arts

'Entertaining, compelling pieces of theatre. All involved should be commended for an entertaining evening.' **** London Pub Theatres

'Stunning....precisely the kind of theatre London needs more of.' **** Pursued by Bears

'Bare E-ssentials breaks the mould. Impressive.' - A Younger Theatre

‘Ambitious...an exciting premise. Refreshing.’- The Reviews Hub

'Amazing. A clear demonstration that theatre is never at a standstill and can thrive.' - The Upcoming

'A real showcase of talent. A platform for talented writers during lockdown. A roaring success.’ - Number 9 Reviews

'A diverse, entertaining and lighthearted night..talented theatremakers.' - The Theatre Reviewer

'What makes Bare Essentials so special is the incredible talent that is produced on such a minimalistic stage.' - The Spy in The Stalls

'Bare Essentials was such a great night, I'm definitely coming along to the next one.' - The Mortal Fool

'A powerful and creative night. It is quite rare to see  new writing of such a consistently high standard.' - Kate J Wilson

'Encompass deserve the recognition and applause. A great evening of theatre' - Hello Emma Kay

'Wonderfully put together and presented. It is for good reason this is London’s best reviewed new writing night.' Elvesabout

'Minimal staging...maximum polish. A great mix of work, Encompass achieved a very entertaining evening.' London Reviews

'Admirable...a great chance to see a good selection of theatre audiences possibly wouldn’t be exposed to.' Bargain Theatreland

LONDON'S BEST-REVIEWED NEW WRITING NIGHT

***** Time Out ***** West End Wilma  ***** LondonTheatre1  *****  Theatre Weekly  ***** London Unattached ***** Grumpy Gay Critic   **** The Reviews Hub

**** The Upcoming **** Everything Theatre **** Theatre Bubble  **** Female Arts  **** Carn's Theatre Passion  **** London Pub Theatres  **** Corr Blimey

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