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**
THE UK’S NO. 4 TRENDING TWITTER TOPIC ON FRIDAY 27 JANUARY 2017!
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 through the Arts Theatre Box Office
Chummy by John Foster completed its run earlier this month, our neo-noir thriller proudly finishing with 4 Offie nominations. Here's what the critics had to say:
'Wonderful...poetic and stylishly genre. A proper thriller.' **** West End Wilma
'Enthralling and chilling tale of murder, misery inner demons.' **** LondonTheatre1
'Psychologial food for thought.' **** Breaking The Fourth Wall
‘Provocative and edgy. A sleek and polished production.’ - London Pub Theatres
‘Charismatic and inventive.’ - The Reviews Hub
Nominated for 4 Off West End Awards including:
Best New Play - Best Director - Best Male Actor - Best Set Designer
We've been working on Chummy for two years and we are immensely thankful for the many of you who came to see it and told others to see it too! Here's a lovely picture of the production team and cast prior to the get out (and the aftershow party...):
Feeling the post-show blues like we are? You can listen to Alex Burnett's highly acclaimed soundtrack for the production below. We hope to see you all at Bare Essentials July 15 & 16!