Sunday, 1 February 2015

FEB 17 - 20...BARE ESSENTIALS IS BACK! - OUR NEXT SHOW - REVIEW ROUNDUP: THIS IS NOT A CHRISTMAS PLAY



After their hit run of 'This is Not a Christmas Play' in London's West End, Encompass Productions present the first BARE ESSENTIALS of 2015! An acclaimed series of events featuring new work from established and emerging international writers and theatremakers, Bare Essentials showcases theatre at its most elemental. The diverse range of fantastic short plays include everything from moving drama to hilarious comedies, and at the next event are: 

'Build A Wall' by Cary Pepper
'Letting Go' by Rhea MacCallum
'I'll Take a Dozen Accountants...with Sprinkles' by Matt Hanf
'Friend Roulette' by Adam Lowe
'The Maltese Walter' by John Minigan
'Little Boy' by John Foster

Even the most bare bones performance can be gripping - all you need is a room and an audience!

PERFORMANCES
TUES 17 - WEDS 18 - THURS 19 - FRI 20 FEBRUARY, 7.30PM
TAKE COURAGE THEATRE @ THE AMERSHAM ARMS
388 NEW CROSS ROAD, LONDON SE14 6TY (MAP >>)

Nearest Overground: New Cross (2min walk) & New Cross Gate (5min walk)

TICKETS
Tickets are £8 and are available online and on the door. Book via Eventbrite, turn up by 7.15pm and get the best seats! Please note: online reservations will be released at 7.20pm if not claimed. Goldsmiths University students pay £6 on the door with valid NUS ID!

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SPECIAL PREVIEW OF OUR NEXT PRODUCTION FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY!



Bare Essentials is now produced in association with Scripts Spotlight, which features performances of new writing in podcast form. You can listen to podcasts of work previously performed at Bare Essentials by heading to the Everything Theatre website.

SELECTED PRESS FOR BARE ESSENTIALS:
'Astonishing...an excellent collective of actors and directors. Utterly thrilling... unmissable theatre.' ★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic
'Impressed me immensely...Encompass produce theatre of a high-standard with a broad appeal.'
★★★★ Female Arts
'Fantastic. Acting being focused on rather than masked by gimmicks. If you like new writing then this is for you!' - Everything Theatre
'Minimal staging...maximum polish. A great mix of work, Encompass achieved a very entertaining evening.' - London Reviews
'Admirable...a great chance to see a good selection of theatre audiences possibly wouldn’t be exposed to.' - Bargain Theatreland
'Raw, edgy, with distinctive eloquent performances. Terrific direction...this is real theatre.'
- John Foster (BAFTA award winning writer)


NEW SCRIPTS SPOTLIGHT PODCAST: 'SNIPER' BY JOHN FOSTER

Matthew Leigh, Jordan Kouame and Zara Malik performing 'SNIPER' at Bare Essentials
Our latest production for Everything Theatre's Scripts Spotlight monthly podcast is the brilliant 'SNIPER' by BAFTA-winning writer John Foster. The piece was first performed at Encompass' flagship new writing event Bare Essentials.

A killer recounts his motives and the people he killed in this dark, thrilling piece...




'THIS IS NOT A CHRISTMAS PLAY' - REVIEWS ROUNDUP!

Photo by Sofi Berenger
The dust has settled on This is Not a Christmas Play and the reviews are in! The show also made British Airways' Top 9 London Shows and Vibe Ticket's '5 Christmas Shows to See This Season'. We'd like to thank everyone who saw the show during the festive season and made it such a success - it was quite something to see so many of you! Here's what the critics had to say...

'A British sitcom and a Christmas film rolled into one; humour and a moral message worthy of A Christmas Carol. See this show.' ★★★★ LondonTheatre1

'Neat little production guaranteed to strike a chord...impressive. Funny, original...intriguingly bizarre.' - The Stage

Photo by Sofi Berenger
'Many genuine laugh-out-loud moments...ingenious and often surreal plot twists. Entertaining.'  - Everything Theatre

'An unexpected joy to watch. Excellent...heartwarming.' - Page to Stage

Photo by Sofi Berenger
'Wonderfully comic. A giggly-good evening for all.' - Grumpy Gay Critic

''Dares to be different. A welcome, original addition to Yuletide entertainment in the West End.' - Female Arts

THANKS FOR COMING!



THE CAST AND CREW OF THIS IS NOT A CHRISTMAS PLAY

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