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By Encompass Productions, May 10 2020 03:00PM


4 SHORT PLAYS. LONDON'S MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW WRITING NIGHT IS BACK THIS WEEK!


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


★★★★ 'If you like your theatre short and to the point, you’re in luck' - West End Wilma


Encompass Productions return from a two-year hiatus in their tenth anniversary year with Bare E-ssentials, a special online revamp of London's most critically acclaimed new writing night! 4 short plays by British playwrights will be performed and streamed live in a unique showcase of elemental theatre. Plays include:


The Big 30! by Teresa Espejo

Directed by Jonathan Woodhouse


Vintage by Lucy Kaufman

Directed by Rachael Owens


Radio Foreplay by Lucy Kaufman

Directed by Liam Fleming


Little Boy by John Foster

Directed by Liam Fleming


STREAM LINKS: linktr.ee/encompassonline


Bare E-ssentials is part of Wandsworth Arts Fringe running 8 - 24 May online. For more information on the festival please visit www.wandsworthfringe.com


LIVESTREAM BEGINS AT 8PM BST:


By Encompass Productions, Apr 24 2020 03:36PM

On Wednesday 13 May at 8pm we’ll be live streaming a special online edition of Bare Essentials, featuring brand new short plays and returning favourites. We are SO excited to return to bringing you #theatre at its most elemental!


NOW STREAMING: SHORT PLAYS AND FILMS FROM THE ENCOMPASS ARCHIVE!


In the wake of the current climate we've been streaming recordings of popular plays from Bare Essentials, as well as our short film productions. You can see the collection so far below - remember to check back on our social media regularly for the latest content!


By Encompass Productions, Nov 26 2017 01:30PM


'The perfect Christmas present.' ★★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic

‘If you like your theatre short and to the point, you’re in luck.’ ★★★★★ West End Wilma


Santa’s in town and he’s got a sackful of new festive plays in BARE ESSENTIALS X-MAS – London’s best reviewed new writing night! Whether you love or loathe Christmas, every show promises to both move and surprise by presenting dynamic new theatre at its most elemental - all for just a tenner, playing at both the Arts Theatre West End and the Amersham Arms in New Cross. And as it is our go-home show from an incredible 2017 we'll also be celebrating with a Christmas afterparty after our Sunday performance - ho ho ho!


Join Encompass Productions and feast on a unique collection of yuletide tales from award-winning international playwrights and up-and-coming talent. It’s festive theatre at its best: without the stuffing!


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

UK NO. 4 TRENDING TWITTER TOPIC - FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2017


PERFORMANCES & TICKETS:

Please note there are two performances in two different venues(!)


Sat 9 December, 7.30pm

ABOVE THE ARTS - Arts Theatre

Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB


Tickets £10 available via


Sun 10 December 4.00pm followed by Christmas Party

THE AMERSHAM ARMS

388 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TY


Tickets £10 available via https://iristheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873581757


#BareEssentialsLDN Encompass


‘Extraordinary new talent.' ★★★★★ London Unattached

‘A talented pool of writers, directors and actors.' ★★★★★ LondonTheatre1

★★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic ★★★★★ YPlan ★★★★ Everything Theatre ★★★★ Theatre Bubble ★★★★ Female Arts ★★★★ London Pub Theatres ★★★★ Pursued by Bears

By Encompass Productions, Sep 12 2017 07:00AM


This December London's most best reviewed new writing night returns to the Arts Theatre West End with a very special Christmas edition! Bare Essentials showcases raw and elemental new writing from all around the world, putting established and emerging playwrights on the same stage. See your play staged by passionate professional theatremakers, all of whom have worked with Encompass who have been mounting theatre productions since 2010.


Collaborations with playwrights have led to acclaimed productions such as John Foster's 4 X Offie award-nominated Chummy and Emma Minihan's Life in a Sketchbook.


★★★★★ 'The perfect Christmas present' Grumpy Gay Critic


★★★★★ 'The seasonal Bare Essentials was a thoroughly entertaining night' London Theatre 1


CRITERIA

- Plays must directly or indirectly be about the festive season(!)

- Pieces can be of any genre: comedy, drama, monologues etc. but must take the form of a theatrical script with dialogue.

- Submissions can be self-contained pieces OR extracts from longer work

- Must contain no more than 4 characters

- Pieces must be between 5 & 20 minutes long

- Keep things technically minimal. It's called Bare Essentials for a reason!


DEADLINE: Sunday 15th October


SUBMIT TO LIAM FLEMING (CREATIVE PRODUCER) AT: thinktank@encompassproductions.co.uk (Subject: 'Xmas Bare Essentials 17')


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