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By Encompass Productions, Oct 11 2020 04:22PM


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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.

Award-winning genre explorers Encompass Productions return to the White Bear Theatre 10-14 November with HOMECOMING: A NEW THEATRE FESTIVAL, hosting four world premieres. A celebration of theatre returning to its true home – the stage – Homecoming features new work from a wide array of London’s very best theatre companies and award-winning talent.


Tues 19 Jan

Too Close to the Bone by Louisiana & Splutter Theatre companies – world premiere

★★★★★ Plays To See ★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ Everything Theatre ★★★★ The Spy in The Stalls

Wed 20 Jan

An Evening With…Out by Lolo Brow and Roann McCloskey – world premiere

'A congenial storyteller…there is a lot of truth here.’ – The Stage

* Burlesque Idol (runner up) & Top 10 Burlesque Performers UK (5)

** WINNER: Origins Award at Vaults 2019 – Outstanding New Work

Thur 21 Jan

Metamorph Theatre presents Scab by Luke Stapleton – world premiere

★★★★ Once a Week Theatre ★★★★ Theatre Weekly

★★★★ The Spy in the Stalls ★★★★ Within Her Words

Fri 22 Jan

Tramp presents Still Water by Hannah Kennedy – world premiere

★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ The Arts Desk ★★★★ The Upcoming

Sat 23 Jan

Bare Essentials: Homecoming by Encompass Productions – world premiere, plays TBA

***WINNER - OnComm Award for Online Shows - awarded by the Off West End Awards

'Gripping theatre at its most elemental.' ★★★★★ Time Out

‘Shows that the arts will survive. The future of theatre.' ★★★★★ LondonTheatre1

‘Important work. Encompass continue to push boundaries.’ ★★★★★Theatre Weekly

★★★★★ West End Wilma ★★★★ The Reviews Hub ★★★★ The Upcoming

By Encompass Productions, Aug 11 2020 10:12PM

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...


It is a period of civil unrest. Rebel creatives, staging theatre from isolation, have won their first victories against the evil Global Pandemic. With an industry under a very real threat, Encompass Productions races home aboard their starship to present Bare E-ssentials IV: A New Hope - the fourth online edition of London’s best-reviewed new writing night. Live streaming Wednesday 26 August 8pm BST, featuring live performances of international short plays staged and streamed from isolation. Plays include:

Cold Call by Scott Younger

Just a Game by Katie Murphy

Pay It Backward by Donna Hoke

Crimson Eyes by Alan Hall


For anyone who missed the most recent live show, watch Bare E-ssentials 3: with a Vengeance at the below link and you can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more!

Playwright? You can find out how to submit your play for the next Bare E-ssentials event here.

By Encompass Productions, Jul 26 2020 03:00PM


Livestreaming Wednesday 29 July , 8pm BST

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

'Brilliant. Be excited about the future of theatre.' ★★★★★ London Theatre 1

New writing is back! Encompass Productions presents Bare E-ssentials 3: with a Vengeance, the third online edition of London’s best-reviewed, award-winning new writing night. Featuring live performances of short plays submitted from around the world, staged and streamed from isolation. Plays include:

Rules by Lucy Jamieson

Directed by Rachael Owens

Stones Around My Neck by Emma Dawson

Directed by Kayla Martell Feldman

The Chair by James C. Ferguson

Directed by Jonathan Woodhouse

Listen by Jacquie Penrose

Directed by Liam Fleming

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

'Encompass have lit a creative spark with Bare E-ssentials.' ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

'Thought-provoking and cutting-edge writing.' A Younger Theatre

By Encompass Productions, Jul 16 2020 07:00PM

Last month's Bare E-ssentials 2 has been presented with an OnComm award by Off West End! 'This new award has been introduced to recognise the best work that is now being presented online or broadcast during the Covid-19 lockdown.' Thank you so much to everyone who watched and supported, it means the world to us. We hope you can join us again for Bare E-ssentials 3: with a Vengeance on Wednesday 29 July!

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