The Daily Plays
The Daily Plays is our regular political theatre event made with, for and about people who think theatre is not for them.
Each event offers it’s audience a good night out for less than the price of a cinema ticket and a communal space to discuss the things affecting their world today.
We collaborate with Theatre Makers who have a connection to the region we are in and, together, stage unconventional performances that address today’s local issues.
To make the work we give five Theatre Makers a news publication each and ask them to engage with a story that resonates with the region. Over the course of a week, five provocative short performances are created through a variety of processes. They are presented together at our Partner Theatre at the end of the week, followed by an audience discussion.
Next Event | 2019
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