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By Encompass Productions, Nov 21 2016 10:00AM

Want to see your play performed in the West End? Encompass Productions want you! Submissions are open for BARE ESSENTIALS, London's best reviewed new writing night.

- Pieces can be 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 be between 5 & 20 minutes long

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


We are also requesting plays on the additional theme of 'New Beginnings'. For many, 2016 was a challenging and unexpected year - and we lost many of the world's greatest actors and storytellers. So let's leave 2016 in the past, move on and start fresh!

Use that as a starting point for something new or send a piece of work that fits into this theme.

DEADLINE: Wed 30 Nov for the next show. Submissions are otherwise open all year round.

SUBMIT TO LIAM FLEMING (CREATIVE PRODUCER) AT: thinktank@encompassproductions.co.uk (Subject: 'Bare Essentials 2017')

Dates for the next Bare Essentials will be announced soon!

By Encompass Productions, Jul 17 2016 05:33PM

★★★★★ 'Encompass delivered a fantastic evening. Ultimately, theatre is all about the writing and acting and once again Bare Essentials has delivered that in style.' - LondonTheatre1

★★★★ 'The stunning minimalism presented by Encompass is precisely the kind of theatre London needs more of.' - Pursued by Bears

We're also rated 5* by YPlan users - Shirley M. calls Bare Essentials 'Bloomin' brilliant!'.

There's only ONE SHOW LEFT this Friday 22 July so make sure you book your tickets!

Bare Essentials cast members Pip Barclay and Matthew Leigh were guests on Soho Radio's What's Offstage last Friday, talking all things theatre with a very special Bare Essentials-themed playlist! Listen to the show again right here:

By Encompass Productions, Jul 4 2016 09:00AM

The time has finally arrived...Bare Essentials lands in London's West End THIS FRIDAY! We're all tremendously excited about performing in our new home at the Seven Dials Club in Covent Garden. So excited that Rachael bared all for her '6 Reasons to see Bare Essentials' vlog:

Want more reasons to see the show? Listen to the press:

‘Should be applauded. Talented writers, directors and actors.’ ★★★★★ LondonTheatre1

'Easily London's BEST new writing night’ ★★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic

'Sheer creativity throughout. Gives new ideas a voice.' ★★★★ Everything Theatre

‘High quality acting and equally impressive directing. A breath of fresh air.’ ★★★★ Theatre Bubble

'One of the most exciting new writing nights in London. Audiences are hooked.' ★★★★ Female Arts

'Entertaining, compelling pieces of theatre. An entertaining evening.' ★★★★ London Pub Theatres

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


Fridays: 8, 15 + 22 July, 7.30pm

Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden

42 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LA (map)

Tickets £10 (click HERE to buy)

Available through YPlan and on the door.

#BareEssentialsLDN @EncompassOnline

Nearest Overground: Covent Garden (2 min walk)

See you there!

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