Selected Shows

Selection Day will be Sunday 19 February 2017.

 

Festival 2017 entries so far:

  1. The Girl from Maxim's 1930’s musical comedy produced by Durham University. 
  2. Company Stephen Sondheim’s musical produced by Show Stoppers in Southampton. 
  3. Hidden a 2013 play by Laura Lindsay and Peter Carruthers produced by Battered Soul Theatre Company in Durham.
  4. Home by Nadia Fall produced by Castle Theatre Company in Durham.
  5. The Lizards by Nikhil Vyas as part of the Durham Student Theatre Festival.
  6. Small Hours by Anna Jeary as part of the Durham Student Theatre Festival.
  7. Brand Flakes by Kate Lipson as part of the Durham Student Theatre Festival.
  8. Your Grace by Isabelle Culkin as part of the Durham Student Theatre Festival.
  9. Mr Sparks and His Nighttime Larks: A Love Story by Hugh Train as part of the Durham Student Theatre Festival
  10. Auditions by Hamish Clayton as part of the Durham Student Theatre Festival.
  11. The Princes' Quest by Henry Winlow as part of the Durham Student Theatre Festival.
  12. One Small Step by Rohan Perumtantri as part of the Durham Student Theatre Festival.
  13. Check Your Hair Mate! by Alex Prescot and Macks Bougeard as part of the Durham Student Theatre Festival.
  14. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte produced by Warwick University Drama Society.
  15. Green Day's American Idiot produced by Amateur Medics Society in Leeds.
  16. Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess produced by Stage Leeds.
  17. Love and Information by Caryl Churchill produced by Leeds Theatre Group.
  18. Ordinary Days produced by Durham Light Opera Group.
  19. The Tempest by Shakespeare produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  20. Orlando adapted by Sarah Ruhl produced by Castle Theatre Durham.
  21. Shopping and Fucking by Mark Ravenhill produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  22. Narrative by Anthony Neilson produced by York Drama Society.
  23. After The End by Dennis Kelly produced by Frontline Theatre, Leeds.
  24. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  25. Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl produced by Warwick University Drama Society.
  26. Ambergate Reservoir a new play by Emma White produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  27. Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill produced by Opera Warwick.
  28. Cognitions devised by Isabelle Kabban produced by Minotaur Theatre Company in Norwich.
  29. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  30. Lord of the Flies by Nigel Williams produced by Fourth Wall Theatre Company in Durham.
  31. Barbed Wire Barbies devised by Guy Woolf and Tim Hyam produced by Raiser Theatre in London.
  32. Four Minutes Twelve Seconds by James Fritz produced by Pitch Productions in Durham.
  33. Avenue Q by Robert Lopez and Jess Marx produced by Durham University Light Opera Group.
  34. Decade a new play by Max Kennedy produced by Mind The Gap in Warwick.
  35. Educating Rita by Willy Russell produced by SUSU Theatre Group in Southampton.
  36. He She They devised piece with music, dance and text by graduates of Falmouth University.
  37. Hot Seat a devised film and text piece by students at Buckhamshire New University.
  38. Woman a devised film, dance, text piece by students at Buckhamshire New University.
  39. One World a devised film and text piece by students at Buckhamshire New University.
  40. Tapping Into Mind a devised film and text piece by students at Buckhamshire New University.
  41. King Lear by Shakespeare produced by Warwick University Shakespeare Society.
  42. Romeo and Juliet adapted from Shakespeare by The NEXUS Ensemble from NESCOT College in Epsom, Surrey. 
  43. The Beginning, The Middle and End a devised piece by Sam Collins at Bucks New University performed in London.
  44. Mind Rush devised piece by Jessica McGinn at Bucks New University performed in London.
  45. Lost Dreams devised piece by Amira Adejonwo at Bucks New University performed in London.
  46. This Is Me devised piece by Stephanie Gregg at Bucks New University performed in London.
  47. Angels in America: Perestroikia by Tony Kushner produced by Pitch Productions in Durham. 
  48. Angels in America: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner produced by Pitch Productions in Durham. 
  49. Bunker Girls new play by Mike Punter produced by Raiser Productions at Highgate School, London. 
  50. The Wake House new play by Hannah Pusey produced by Fleshblood New Writing Theatre in Warwick.
  51. The Canon Warriors new play by Hannah Greenstreet produced by Experimental Theatre Club from Oxford University.
  52. Zero new play by Rachel Kelly, produced by Popcorn Productions from the University of Bristol.
  53. Goggles devised play produced at Theatre Delicatessen North in Sheffield by This Egg Company and winner of our Edinburgh Award 2016.
  54. Alan, We Think You Should Get A Dog devised play created and produced by Mad Like Roar Company in London.
  55. East by Steven Berkoff produced by Lion Theatre Company in Durham.
  56. Nothing is Coming, The Pixels are Huge new play by Theatre 42 at Lancaster University.
  57. Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge produced by Sonder Theatre in St Andrews.
  58. Delay Detach a new play by Joanna Alpern also produced by Sonder Theatre in St Andrews.
  59. Womb to Tomb devised by students at London Southbank University
  60. Clowns devised by Ashley Hayes, Coner Swords and Will Portman at London Southbank University.
  61. Artificial Reality devised by CRTL-Z Theatre Company at London Southbank University.
  62. The Raft, a new play written by Jo Band and Katharine Larder and performed by Epic at The Queen's School, Chester.
  63. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, performed and produced by Southampton University Theatre Group.
  64. Jackdaws, a new play by Thomas Parrish and produced by Sheffield University Theatre Company.
  65. Property of Society, a new play devised by JADA in Southend-On-Sea.
  66. Lightless, a new piece of physical theatre by Scruffy Penguin, students from Shiplake College.
  67. Freak by Anna Jordan, performed and produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  68. Punk Rock by Simon Stephens, produced by Southamton Students Union Theatre Group. 
  69. The Structural Integrity of a Peach, a new play by Dan Sareen, produced by Leed's Open Theatre Society.
  70. Swallow, by Stef Smith, performed and produced by Piccolo Theatre in Durham.
  71. The Iconoclasts, a new play by Ben Price and performed by Dear Hunter Theatre in Sheffield.
  72. Closer, by Patrick Marber, produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  73. Party, by Tom Basden, produced and performed by Pitch Productions in Durham.
  74. Passion Play, by Peter Nichols, produced by Open Theatre in Leeds.
  75. Sweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim, performed by Durham Light Opera Group.
  76. Contractions, by Mike Bartett, and produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  77. The Pride, by Alexi Kaye Campbell, and produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  78. Mercury Fur by Philip Ridley, performed by Nottingham New Theatre.
  79. Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft, performed by 3BUGS Fringe Theatre in Birmingham.
  80. Blackbird a new play by Miriam Schechter, produced by Sheffield University Theatre Company.
  81. Grubstalker new devised play by Stephen Joseph Theatre Young Company in Scarborough.
  82. Feeding Time translated from the French Le Repas des Fauves by Je Ne Sais Quoi company in Norwich.
  83. A Beautiful Thing a new play by Emma White and produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  84. W;t, by Margaret Edsom and produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  85. DEAD a new musical produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  86. Skellig, by David Almond, performed by students from the University of Worcester.
  87. Celebration, a devised work by Ben Kulvichit and Clara Potter-Sweet of Warwick University.
  88. All The World's A Stage & Other Stories, a comedy by Yee Heng Yeh and Ian Sheard, and produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  89. Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, by Frank McGuiness, performed by Durham's Castle Theatre Company.
  90. Commanche Cafe and Domino Courts, by William Hauptman, produced by Hot Grease Productions at Warwick.
  91. As You Like It, by William Shakespeare, produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  92. The Greatest Thing You've Ever Seen, a new play by Tom Proffitt and produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  93. Love Among the Penguins, a new play by Alex Thomas and produced by Theatre with Teeth in Exeter.
  94. The Super Awesome Happy Fun-Time Trick Performance, a new play by Ben Webber and produced by Nottingham New Theatre.
  95. Bouffon Christmas Carol, a clowning piece devised by The Creative Performance Company at University Centre Colchester.
  96. Leaves of Glass, by Front Line Theatre in Leeds.
  97. Octopus, a new play by students from Brighton College.
  98. Necropolis Railway, a new play by students from Brighton College.

Shows for the 2016 festival were:

Cock by Mike Bartlett produced by Battered Soul Company in Durham.

I Can't Breathe a new play written by and performed by Modupe Salu at Buckinghamshire New University.

Dahmer a new play by Amie Petricca-Lear produced by Heads Up Productions from University of Cumbria.

The Toyland Murders a new play for puppets by Ben Hollands produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

The Addams Family a musical by Durham University Light Opera Group.

Departures: A Song Cycle by Verismo Company written and directed by Joe Bunce with music by Matthew Malone.

West by Steven Berkoff produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

The Faithless Healer a new play by Sam George produced by Freshblood New Writing at Warwick University.

Kiss Me Kate Cole Porter's musical produced by Durham University Light Opera Group with book by Samuel and Bella Spewack.

Over There by Mark Ravenhill produced by Warwick University Drama Society.

The Beanfield a new play by Breach Company, graduates of Warwick University Drama Society.

Daniel a new play by Matilda Reith produced by Footprint Theatre in Sheffield.

The complete list of shows entered for the Festival 2016 are below.

2016 entries:

Daniel a new play by Matilda Reith (Assistant Director and performer The Nutcracker 2015) produced by Footprint Theatre in Sheffield.

The Drowsy Chaperone the comic musical by SUSU Showstoppers in Southampton.

Into The Woods the Sondheim classic by SUSU Showstoppers in Southampton.

Over There by Mark Ravenhill about twins separated by the Berlin Wall produced by Warwick University Drama Society.

Seven Lears Howard Barker’s rarely performed re-imagining of Shakespeare’s King Lear also by Warwick University Drama Society.

Mnemonic the 1999 Complicite play produced by Minotaur Theatre Company at University of East Anglia.

Road by Jim Cartwright by New Theatre Nottingham directed by Ben Williamson who directed The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas at the festival this year.

Swarm a new devised piece by Minotaur Theatre Company at University of East Anglia about female gang culture.

1984 dramatisation of the Orwell classic that has been entered at least once every year (and often twice) since 2013, produced by SUSU Theatre Group Southampton.

You Before Me a new play by new company Guttersnipe Theatre playing as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival.

Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley produced by SUSU Theatre Group in Southampton.

Living Together by Alan Ayckbourn produced by No Script on the Night at the Oxford Playhouse.

Some Thing New a new play by Lion Theatre Company at Durham University.

Masterpieces by Sarah Daniels produced by Warwick University Drama Society
.

Winter of our Discotheque a new play by Tess Humphrey produced by Fourth Wall Theatre
 in Durham.

Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman produced by Fourth Wall Theatre
 in Durham.

Zennor a new play by Lamorna Ash produced by Knack Kneed, Oxford University.

The Toyland Murders a new play for puppets by Ben Hollands produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman produced by Lion Theatre Company
 in Durham.

The Kitchen Sink by Tom Wells produced by St Aidan's College Theatre
 in Durham.

Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco produced by New Theatre Nottingham
.

Bottleneck by Luke Barnes produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

Spring Awakening The Musical produced by Durham Light Opera Society.

4.48 Psychosis Sarah Kane play entered by Collide Theatre Company in London directed by Emily Louizou who directed The Bacchae at the 2015 Festival.

Autumn Leaves a new play from Cambridge Performing Arts College.

Me Myself and I a new devised play by students from New Bucks University staged in London. 

Macdeath devised parody by New Bucks University.

Mr Poe's Legendarium by Clown Funeral Company from Warwick.

The Bald Soprano by UCL Drama directed by Emily Louizou.

The Beanfield by Breach Company, graduates of Warwick.

Departures: A Song Cycle by Verismo Company written and directed by Joe Bunce with music by Matthew Malone (The Nutcracker 2015).

The Furies adapted from the Aeschylus original by graduates of Durham University.

The Lost Boys devised adaptation by Bloxham School near Banbury.

Breathing Corpses by Laura Wade produced by Minotaur Theatre University of East Anglia.

The Prisoners Cinema a new play by Joe Kent-Walters and Millie Dickinson from Frank Theatre at Shelley College, Huddersfield.

Party by Tom Basden and produced by SUSUTheatre Southampton.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee and produced by Sheffield University Theatre Company.

Blasted by Sarah Kane produced by Durham Student Theatre.

Boys by Ella Hickson produced by Theatre Group Leeds University.

Posh by Laura Wade also produced by Theatre Group Leeds University.

Medea by Euripides produced by Gone Rogue at Southampton University.

Damage produced by Sheffield University.

The Faithless Healer produced by Freshblood.

Sex Cells produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

The Hound of the Baskervilles originally created by Peepolykus produced by Peterborough College.

Pornography by Simon Stephens produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

The Thrill of Love produced by Durham Student Theatre.

Travesties by Tom Stoppard produced by Durham Student Theatre.

Darkroom produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

Ebb Tide a new play produced by Exeter University.

The Great Gatsby an immersive version produced by Theatre Workshop in Leeds.

The Diary of Anne Frank produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

West by Steven Berkoff also produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

Addams Family – musical produced by DULOG (Durham Light Opera).

Cock by Mike Bartlett produced by Battered Soul Company in Durham.

Macbett by Ionesco produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

Sketchy Characters - new comedy writing from New Theatre Nottingham.

The Great Gatsby - second adaptation we have seen this year of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

Snow Queen - produced by Codpiece at University of Warwick.

Snow Queen - a second production this time by Sheffield University Theatre Company.

Strangers - new devised play produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

The Master and Margarita - again produced by New Theatre Nottingham.

Mary Stuart - produced by Fourth Wall Theatre Company in Durham.

Bacon - new play produced by Codpiece at Warwick - their second entry this year.

Sound of the Night Feather - new devised piece produced by drama department pupils at Bedales School.

The Boat - a new play produced by Theatre Group at Leeds University.

The Game's Afoot - written by Ken Ludwig and produced by SUSU Southampton.

Of Nymphs and Men -  a new devised play produced by Dirty Rascals (who are graduates of University College London) playing at the Miller Pub in London SE1.

Goggles - devised play produced at Theatre Delicatessen North in Sheffield by This Egg Company.

This is Rocket Fuel - new play by William Perkins, produced by By the By Theatre Company on the Isle of Wight.

The Wonderful World of Dissocia - Anthony Nelson's play about Dissociative Disorder produced by 3 Bugs Fringe in Birmingham.

Kiss Me Kate - Cole Porter's musical produced by Durham University Light Opera Group with book by Samuel and Bella Spewack.

Jellyfish - a new play by Reece Connolly and produced by Queen Mary Theatre Company, London.

Dahmer - by Amie Petricca-Lear produced by Heads Up Productions from University of Cumbria.

The Mayor of Everywhere - a new play by Jack Harrison and Dave Reeson, produced by Big Egg Theatre at the University of Leeds.