The Daily Plays


The Daily Plays is a responsive event that sees exhilarating theatre about the here and now made in collaboration with local artists.

Five short original plays are made in five days. Each event offers a good night out for no more than the price of a cinema ticket as well as a space to discuss the things affecting the world today.

On the week of the event, five theatre makers are challenged to make five short plays in response to five different newspapers. Saturday’s performance then sees the brand new short plays take to the stage, followed by an open debate on the topics, both local and global, that the plays have engaged with.


Next Event | 2020


The Daily Plays 1 | Pleasance Theatre, London | 2015

Writers | Sam Freeman, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Jenny Knotts, Ashley Scott Layton, David Mumeni, Jingan Young

Directors | Rosy Banham, Chris Hallam, Debbie Hannan, Jamie Jackson, Bella Loudon, Andrew Whyment

Actors | Rachel Chambers, Maria Teresa Creasey, Alexandra Da Silva, Edmund Digby-Jones, Valerie Gogan, Rhys Isaac-Jones, Fabian McCallum, Joshua Miles, Mimi Ndiweni, Louise Roberts, Rosie Sansom, Theo St Claire, Meghan Treadway, Molly Vevers, Stuart Wilde, Eva-Jane Willis, Oliver Wilson


The Daily Plays 2 | Pleasance Theatre, London | 2015

Writers | Lee Anderson, Jerusha Green, Jake Jepson, Sarah Kosar, Andrew Maddock, John Torrie

Directors | Jessica Edwards, Finn Den Hertog, Rosanna Elliott, Holly Race Roughan, Ben Vardy, Andrew Whyment

Actors | Tom Chapman, Jessica Clark, Graeme Dalling, Mona Goodwin, Zainab Hasan, Lauren Kellegher, Ed Killingback, Francesca Knight, Simon Lennon, Douggie McMeekin, Ken Nwosu, Sally O’Leary, Ronak Patani, Kate Phillips, Eve Posonby, Craig K Talbot


The Daily Plays 3 | Pleasance Theatre, London | 2016

Writers | Luke Barnes, Lisa Carroll, Alan Fielden, Adam Foster, Sam Potter, Alexandra Wood

Directors | Hannah Hauer-King, Natasha Hyman, Zoe Lafferty, Eduard Lewis, Edward Stambollouian, Andrew Whyment

Actors | Lucy Bairstow, Andrew Butler, Tom Clegg, Lizzie Clarke, Crystal Clarke, Sope Dirisu, Ncuti Gatwa, Jacob Ifan, Lauren Lyle, Jade Ogugua, Patrick Osborne, Ekow Quartey, Lara Rossi, Imogen Sage, John Seaward, Alison Tennant


The Daily Plays 4 | Pleasance Theatre, London | 2016

Writers | Brad Birch, Nick Bruckman, Matthew Bulgo, Afsaneh Gray, Tom Powell, Camilla Whitehill

Directors | Oliver Dawe, Phil McCormack, Cat Robey, Jasmine Woodcock-Stewart, Andrew Whyment, Roberta Zuric

Actors | Vivienne Bell, Lindsey Campbell, Grace Chilton, Steffan Donnelly, Cole Edwards, Freddy Elletson, Joshua Hill, Solomon Israel, Bettrys Jones, Rebecca Layoo, Lewis Mackinnon, Charlotte Merriam, Will Merrick, Rory Murphy, Beth Park, Santino Smith


The Daily Plays 5 | Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, London | 2018

Writers | Brad Birch, Elinor Cook, James Fritz, Jerusha Green, Anders Lustgarten, Andrew Maddock, Yolanda Mercy

Directors | Nimmo Ismail, Andrew Whyment

Actors | Poppy Allen-Quarmby, Nicholas Armfield, Georgina Beedle, Charlotte Blandford, Joe Bolland, Tallulah Bond, Raphael Eilenberg, Rory Francis, Mhairi Gayer, Tom Glenister, Harry Harrington, Ellis Howard, Alex James-Cox, Toheeb Jimoh, Shalifa Kaddu, Rosalind Lailey, Jonny Lavelle, Phoebe Marshall, Declan Mason, Finlay Paul, Ryan Quarmby, Ellie Rawnsley, Tegan Short, Dan Whitlam, Zach Wyatt


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