BARE ESSENTIALS RETURNS JULY 15 & 16 AT THE ARTS THEATRE WEST END!
‘A brilliant innovative platform. A high standard. Extraordinary new talent.' ***** London Unattached
‘If you like your theatre short and to the point, you’re in luck.’ ***** West End Wilma
After producing 4 time Offie-nominated show CHUMMY, Encompass returns to bringing you London's best reviewed new writing night BARE ESSENTIALS. We're still at the heart of the West End, but now at a swanky new venue: The Arts Theatre in Covent Garden!
BARE ESSENTIALS has received repeated critical acclaim for bringing 'Micro Theatre' to new audiences since 2012. Featuring texts from the world over, brought to life by emerging and established theatremakers, every show promises to both move and surprise by presenting dynamic new work at its most elemental - all for just a tenner!
Expect thrilling drama, hilarious comedies and more, fresh from the pens of award-winning playwrights and the hottest up-and-comers. Join us for ‘an outstanding international new writing night’ (London Pub Theatres).
**Recommended by British Theatre, YPlan, Empty Pocket Guide, Theatre Bubble and London Pub Theatres**
PERFORMANCES & TICKETS:
Sat 15 July, 7.30pm & Sun 16 July 4.00pm
Above The Arts - Arts Theatre
Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB (map)
Available soon through the Arts Theatre Box Office
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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.
Bare Essentials is produced in association with Scripts Spotlight, which features performances of new writing in podcast form. You can listen to podcasts of work previously performed at Bare Essentials by heading to the Everything Theatre website.
PRESS FOR ENCOMPASS PRODUCTIONS' 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
‘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
'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
'Raw, edgy, with distinctive eloquent performances. Terrific direction...this is real theatre.' John Foster (BAFTA award-winning writer)