Theatre503 presents

The Words Are Coming Now

Written by April De Angelis, Richard Bean, Dipika Guha and many more...
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#TIMESUP …on abusing your position…on staying silent…on not rocking the boat….on accepting our lot…on compromising…on making excuses…on transferring the blame…on being a victim…on not being a victim….

…the words are coming now…

Theare503 presents an urgent response to recent revelations of sexual harassment, abuse of power and the movements resulting from it. 10 remarkable writers have responded with short pieces ranging from where we are now to a glimpse of the future. Some you know – April De Angelis, Richard Bean – some you’ll know about soon. An ensemble cast of 9 actors and 4 directors will rehearse this week to present an exploration of consent, power and the “new normal”.

Each of the 5 performances will be followed by a post-show discussion inviting a broad discussion addressing positive steps that we, not just in theatre but in wider society can make, but also where there may be pitfalls ahead or do we believe nothing will change.

£12 Concession / £17 Standard Advance / £18 On the Door 

RUNNING TIME: 2 hours including interval followed by post show discussion

Post Show Discussion: How Do We Go Forward From Here?

The panels have been curated with Natasha Tripney (Reviews Editor, The Stage).

Thu 25, Evening
Erica Whyman (Deputy Artistic Director, RSC)
Natasha Tripney (Reviews Editor, The Stage)
Dr Julian Bird (Psychiatrist)
Ailin Conant (Director)

Fri 26, Matinee
Jake Orr (Producer, Theatre503)
Mel Kenyon (Literary Agent)
April De Angelis (Writer)
Nicole Sawyerr (Actress)

Fri 26, Evening
Chino Odimba (Director)
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Writer)
Dr Jami Rogers (Academic)

Sat 27, Matinee
Kate Maltby (Critic, Columnist and Scholar),
Alice Saville (Editor, Exeunt)
Alistair Smith (Editor, The Stage)
Harini Iyengar (Barrister and Spokesperson, Women’s Equality Party)

Sat 27, Evening
Rebecca Crookshank (Writer and Visual Artist)
Chris Bush (Writer)
Richard Bean (Writer)
Deidan Williams (Writer)

Panels may be subject to change.

Writers include:

April De Angelis, Richard Bean, Dipika Guha and many more...

Hotel Du Vin by Richard Bean
Speaking Friendly by Chris Bush
Nightstand by Fergus Church
Words by April de Angelis
To Be My Eyes by Amy Bethan Evans
Talk Tonight by Kevin Forde
Ask Me Anything by Dipika Guha
Sorry Not Sorry by Patrick Russell
Flamingo by Elise Van Lil
#Shhh_TimeToListen by Deidan Williams


Artistic Team
April De Angelis, Richard Bean, Dipika Guha and many more...
Richard Bean
Chris Bush
Fergus Church
April de Angelis
Amy Evans
Kevin Forde
Dipika Guha
Patrick Russell
Elise Van Lil
Deidan Williams
Cressida Brown
Ailin Conant
Chino Odimba
Lisa Spirling
Helen Milne
Casting Support
Annelie Powell
Lighting Designer
Alastair Borland
Ane Miren Arriaga
Stage Manager
Amy Blair
Deshaye Gayle
Dilek Rose
Kerry Peers
James Dutton
Jason Barnett
Nicole Sawyerr
Sarah Caltieri
Will Norris
Theatre503 announces new season including festival exploring power and consent
Posted on 19 January 2018

The Words Are Coming Now will run from 25 to 27 January 2018 and follows on from the theatre's Top Trumps festival earlier this year, which responded to President Trump's election. This time, the venue will present a series of short plays exploring consent and power in the light of recent events in theatre, film and wider society.

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