Great Plays, Finely Produced

Troupe, run by Ashley Cook, aims to present the boldest new writing and the bravest rediscoveries. Troupe’s latest production was The Sweet Science of Bruising by Joy Wilkinson at Southwark Playhouse, which later transferred to Wilton’s Music Hall, and was nominated for an Off West End Award for Best New Play. Other recent work includes Rasheeda Speaking by Joel Drake Johnson at Trafalgar Studios, which starred Tanya Moodie, Elizabeth Berrington, Sheila Reid and Bo Poraj and was nominated for five Off West End Awards, including Best Production. Other productions at Southwark Playhouse include the centenary year revival of Dear Brutus by J. M. Barrie and The Cardinal by James Shirley, directed by Justin Audibert, which starred Stephen Boxer and Natalie Simpson for which she won the Ian Charleson Award. It was supported by an inaugural MGCfutures Bursary Award. Troupe’s previous rediscoveries at the Finborough Theatre – Rodney Ackland’s After October, Robert Bolt’s Flowering Cherry and R. C. Sherriff’s The White Carnation, which later transferred to Jermyn Street Theatre – have been nominated for a total of five Off West End Awards.