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PLEASE NOTE: If you have tickets for the Homecoming festival's original November run your tickets will automatically be transferred to the new dates of 19 - 23 January, 2021.

 

Fresh from their award-winning online edition, Encompass Productions presents Bare Essentials: Homecoming - the return of London's best-reviewed new writing night to the stage! Playing at the White Bear Theatre as part of Homecoming: A New Theatre Festival. Featuring live performances of short plays submitted from around the world, including:

 

Angeline Getting Married by Emma Dawson

 

Mummy is a Tree by Heloise Thual

 

Claire Avenue by Henry P. Gravelle

 

Science Friction by Ken Preuss

 

COVID-19 SAFETY:

The White Bear Theatre is a COVID-safe venue and continues to welcome live audiences with multiple regulations in place. You can view a full list of safety measures at www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk. Encompass Productions are commited to providing a safe environment for its company and audience - details plans will be communicated in due course.

 

TICKETS AND INFORMATION: linktr.ee/encompassonline

 

SAVE THE ARTS AND DONATE TO HOMECOMING: A NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL (thank you!): paypal.me/encompassproductions

 

SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER: 3pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm

WHITE  BEAR THEATRE, LONDON

TICKETS £16/14

 

White Bear Theatre

138 Kennington Park Road

London

SE11 4DJ

 

[email protected]

 

#HomecomingFest @EncompassOnline

 

LATEST PRESS FOR BARE ESSENTIALS

 

WINNER - OnComm Award for Online Shows - 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

 

'Breaks the mould. Impressive.' - A Younger Theatre

 

'A fantastic evening...the energy and determination of this group to keep theatre alive and thriving throughout lockdown has been more than commendable. Bravo Encompass!' - Number 9 Reviews

 

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

Previously UK no.4 trending Twitter topic

 

 

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Writer with a piece of work you want to see realised at Bare Essentials? Then Encompass Productions want you.

 

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

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

'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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