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Southwark Playhouse, London

Ten handpicked writers and directors speed date to find a new collaborative partner that will help them bring a twenty minute piece of new writing to life.

Courting Drama showcases four new collaborative partners and the four pieces that they create and mould together over a two-week period. Did they meet their creative soulmate or want to rip each other’s hair out?

Previous writers and directors involved have worked with/are working with companies such as: the Hampstead Theatre, Bush Theatre, Hightide, the Lowry, Royal Court Theatre, Royal National Theatre, Young Vic Theatre and Punchdrunk. Several of the writers we work with have won or been finaists for awards including: Olivier Award, the Bruntwood Prize, Verity Bargate Award and the George Devine Award.

I have directed 2 short plays for Courting Drama

LOVE IS ON OUR SIDE by Hassan Abdulrazzak

Starring Laura Schofield, Alex Forsyth, and Donncha Kearney

1001 by Camilla Whitehill (subsequently published by Nick Hern Books)

Starring Rhiannon Neads, Alice Fernandez, Annette Flynn, and Callum Cameron