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NEW2019: Return of RWCMD New Writing Festival

25 February 2019

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If it’s Spring it must be NEW time again!

Our new writing festival is back for its 6th fabulous year.

NEW gives the College’s Richard Burton Company the chance to work on plays specially written for them by four emerging writers, and directed by some of the most exciting talent in the UK.

The College collaborates with four great theatre companies, Paines Plough, Royal Court Thatre, Sherman Theatre, and The Gate Theatre,to create four provocative, challenging and inspiring brand new plays, asking the big questions – this year covering everything from drug culture to a joyful utopia where nature starts to take over…

The Plays


NEW:2019 Writers & Directors

Between Eternity and Time written by Jacob Hodgkinson, directed by Hannah Noone, In collaboration with Sherman Theatre

Maja is lost and looking for a place in the world. But arriving in Bangor as a drug runner from Liverpool, events lead her to question whether this was ever the world she belonged to in the first place.

Kasimir and Karoline written by Abigail Browde & Michael Silverstone, with Saša Čeleski, directed by Fumi Gomez, In collaboration with Gate Theatre

Based on Kasimir Und Karoline by Ödön von Horváth, translated by Saša Čeleski

What chance does love have in a world where we define happiness by the things we have? When Kasimir finds himself unemployed, the destruction of his relationship swiftly follows.

Loam, Written by Bea Roberts, Directed by Donnacadh O’Briain, In Collaboration with Royal Court Theatre

It’s the present day, ish, and in a big and dirty city thousands of people start coughing up soil. As this strange new revolution begins to blossom, experts are flummoxed, helplines are jammed and tree-kicking vigilantes are not helping anyone.

Turbines, Written by Sarah McDonald Hughes, directed by Emily Ling Williams, In collaboration with Paines Plough

Seven students in the PRU of a big school in a small, cold, forgotten seaside town somewhere in the North of England. They’re young and desperate and they can’t wait to get out into the world. But the world’s a dangerous place, and they know they’re going to need to arm themselves if they want to survive.

Tues 19 March – Thurs 21 March
Royal Welsh College, Cardiff
029 2039 1391

Tues 2 – Fri 5 April
Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London
020 7229 0706

All photos: Kirsten McTernan

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