The Arcola Theatre, London
The Miniaturists is a growing group of playwrights and other theatre workers interested in the possibilities of the short play. We stage a regular writer-led event dedicated to bringing you short but perfectly formed plays. Every show is packed with 5 original pieces from an array of talented writers, new and established. Each piece is no longer than twenty minutes, and the dizzying mix makes every event as various and unpredictable as life itself.
“Just because something’s small doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful. Or experimental, or poignant or thought provoking. For proof of this, look to the Miniaturists, a regularly staged event that celebrates the possibilities of the short play… As a forum for writers to push themselves to new places, the Miniaturists is ideal, and from the audience’s perspective it makes for an exciting and memorably different theatre experience.” Natasha Tripney, The Stage
I have directed 4 short plays for the Miniaturists:
ALOE ALOE by Camilla Whitehill (subsequently published by Nick Hern Books)
Starring Helen Russell-Clark, Elizabeth Twells, Nina Smith, Amalia Vitale, Luke Courtier, Kathryn Bond, Stephen Myott-Meadows, Leo Wan, Paul Bloomfield, Vincent Jerome, Milly Thomas, and Kyle Ross.
ROCKS by Nathan Wood
Starring Rowena Lennon and James Barrett
THE VERTIGO ANGUSTIOR OF DOUGHMORE BEACH by John O’Donovan
Starring Alan Mahon, Nicola Coughlan, and Greg Patmore
DISTANT EARLY WARNING by Tatty Hennessy
Starring Serena Flynn, Melissa Parker, and Andrew MacDonald