Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2014 Finalist, The Acedian Pirates by Jay Taylor, to premiere in autumn season whilst And Then Come The Nightjars embarks on a national tour.


Building on the success of 2016’s spring season, which garnered a total of eight Off West End Award nominations, Theatre503’s autumn season comprises of four works of outstanding new writing. The autumn season covers topics from immigration to military occupation and includes a new play by Amy Schindler, best known as the writer of ITV's Pat and Cabbage.    


Theatre503 is also delighted to announce that their production of Bea Roberts’ And Then Come The Nightjars (★★★★ The Daily Telegraph, ★★★★ The Guardian, ★★★★ London Evening Standard), which was staged at the venue in 2015’s autumn season, will be embarking on a UK tour from September. Bea Roberts’ much-lauded play was a winner of Theatre503’s inaugural Playwriting Award and is directed by its former Artistic Director, Paul Robinson. The tour is a co-production with Bristol Old Vic and Tara Finney Productions. 


Producer and Head of Marketing, Jessica Campbell, comments, there is something for everyone in the line-up at Theatre503 this Autumn:  from an eye-opening story of Greek migrants, to the superb family drama Burning Bridges, to the chilling war tale The Acedian Pirates which was in the final selection for our playwriting award. But if that all sounds to serious, we're thrilled to have Sleeping Trees back at 503 for their third Christmas panto after two sell out productions I'm intrigued to see what they have up their sleeves with Scrooge and the Seven Dwarves... We're also delighted that Nightjars will be touring to ten different venues and visiting the Devon countryside that inspired the piece. Its lovely that the first winner of the 503 Playwriting award, which originally played in our 60 seat studio, will now be seen by thousands of people up and down the country.  


Ticket prices range from £5 - £15 (concessions available) and are available from, 020 7978 7040 or in person at the Theatre503 box office.  


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