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Courting Drama - Southwark Playhouse

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THEATRE Renegade has announced the fifth installment of its Courting Drama series in its new venue, Southwark Playhouse – on September 14, 2014.

Courting Drama is a chance to see new material from eight fresh and exciting writers and directors, with a new selection of creatives taking part every four months.

The process starts with a group of writers and directors speed dating to find a new collaborative partner that will help them bring a short piece of new writing to life. Those new partnerships and the pieces they create and mould together over a three-week period are then performed live for audiences.

For their next installment, Theatre Renegade will be working with a whole new cohort in an exciting new space at Southwark Playhouse after four successful installments at the Bush Theatre.

Selected works from past Courting Drama productions can be found in Volume 1 of Courting Drama, the first in an anthology published by Playdead Press in October 2013 and available at the National Theatre Bookshop, Foyles, Samuel French and Amazon.

Previous writers and directors involved in Courting Drama have worked with or are working with companies such as Hampstead Theatre, Bush Theatre, The Lowry, Royal Court Theatre, Young Vic, Southwark Playhouse and Punchdrunk.

Tickets: £10 – available from the box office on 020 7407 0234.

Time: 7pm.

Running Time: 120 minutes (including intermission).

Also at Southwark Playhouse: the European premiere of the musical Dogfight (until September 13, 2014) and the UK premiere of Tony Award-nominated Broadway comedy drama Next Fall (September 24 to October 25, 2014