Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Announce NEW Season 2020

Published on Thu 20 Feb 2020

NEW 2020: 17-19 March, RWCMD, Cardiff/ 31 March- 3 April, Gate Theatre, London

Since its launch seven years ago the Royal Welsh College’s pioneering NEW writing season has produced 28 new challenging and ambitious plays. New Writing has always been a vital part of the College’s drama training ethos, and alongside the College’s many other premieres and adaptations, it aims to diversify the canon and empower the next generation of actors as creatives, as well as the writers and directors.

NEW has been paired with some of the most exciting established and emerging playwrights and brilliant young directors; working with long-term partners and collaborators, Paines Plough, Royal Court Theatre, Sherman Theatre, and the Gate Theatre; and benefitting from experienced directors as dramaturg’s such as Adele Thomas (Globe/Royal Opera House) and Jude Christian (Gate Theatre/Royal Court/Lyric Hammersmith).

Royal Court Theatre Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone said, “The NEW project is a uniquely symbiotic relationship between the professional and educational sectors which for us at the Royal Court has been invaluable. The opportunity to offer commissions to write for big casts for our writers and partner them with our trainee directors to develop and create the work is exceptional and to work with the students whose ability and creativity is thrilling is a precious gem.”

NEW Writing Season

NEW 2020: 17-19 March, RWCMD, Cardiff/31 March – 3 April, Gate Theatre, London

Matthew Holmquist directs Tracy Harris’ Ripples, in collaboration with Sherman Theatre

Yasmin Joseph’s play Half Full, working with Royal Court Theatre, will be directed by Milli Bhatia

After Rhinoceros: The Red Pill by Nessah Muthy, adapted from Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco, will be directed by Debbie Hannan for The Gate Theatre

Moon Licks by Charlotte Josephine will be directed by Hannah Hauer-King for Paines Plough


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