The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama's New Writing Season

Published on Tue 12 Dec 2017

For the fifth year running, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama will collaborate with the Royal Court Theatre, Paines Plough and Sherman Theatre to create four plays by some of the most exciting new talents in the UK. This will culminate in New, a week of premieres in Cardiff and London at the Gate Theatre next spring.

David Mercatali will direct Katherine Chandler’s Buddy, his first play in his new role as Sherman Theatre’s Associate Director, and Isley Lynn’s Albatross will be directed by Anna Himali Howard for Paines Plough. Director Rania Jumaily will work with Charley Miles on Spilt and the Royal Court’s Trainee Director Grace Gummer will work with Stuart Slade on Reality, both for Royal Court Theatre.

All 32 graduating actors take part in New along with students from the design and stage management courses. The festival aims to give students the tools and the confidence to know that they can work with new material and form relationships directly with directors and writers.

Performances will run at the Royal Welsh College in Cardiff Tuesday 20 March – Thursday 22 March and the Gate Theatre in London Tuesday 3 April – Saturday 7 April.

For the full press release click here.