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Theatre503 announces its upcoming 2016 season
The Theatre503 pub theatre in Battersea, south London has announced details of its upcoming season which includes four brand new plays by a variety of different writers.
The first play of the year will be Clickbait by Milly Thomas, directed by Holly Race Roughan, which runs from 19 January to 13 February 2016.
The play follows Nicola who, threatened with the release of an amateur sex video, makes a snap decision to post it online herself. What began as a drunken night in a dirty club ends with a unique business opportunity for Nicola and her two sisters as they start a network of amateur porn video 'booths'. But where there is demand there must be supply and, as lines become blurred, public opinion begins to turn against the trio.
This is followed by Four Play, a new comic play about sex and commitment in the 21st Century from Jake Brunger which runs from 16 February to 12 March 2016.
"Rafe and Pete’s lack of sexual experiences is driving them apart. When they proposition mutual friend Michael to help out, what seems like a simple solution quickly spirals out of control." The production will be directed by Jonathan O'Boyle with design by Cecilia Carey.
BU21 follows six young people in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in the heart of London and uses verbatim theatre to look at what could occur in the very near future. Written by Stuart Slade, it runs from 15 March to 9 April 2016.
The final play in the season will be We Wait in Joyful Hope by Brian Mullin which runs from 17 May to 11 June 2016.
"In an oversized Bob Marley T-shirt, Sister Bernie McLaren smokes pot, befriends gangs and passes out condoms to local prostitutes. When the women’s shelter she runs comes under threat, Bernie vows to fight back."
The Theatre503 Playwriting Award also returns for its second year and will open for entries from 1st February 2016. The award provides an unprecedented opportunity for playwrights at all levels to be recognised for an original piece of work Tickets for the production are now on sale.