Running at London's Finborough Theatre from 4 to 22 November is a festival of 12 new plays.
Each of the works in this the fourth VIBRANT festival, will receive a staged reading. The writers who hail from Britain and overseas have been nurtured by the Finborough which also runs a programme for up and coming directors.
Under Artistic Director Neil McPherson, the theatre has developed an enviable reputation for discovering new playwrights and McPherson received the 2010 Writers’ Guild Award for the Encouragement of New Writing. Many awards and prestigious nominations have been collected by those who have come under the wings of the Finborough.
This year's VIBRATE continues to have all the variety and international voice established by prior festivals, and includes a musical based on Emile Zola's Thérèse Raquin and a high school setting for a sci-fi tale of morality and integration. The plays are:
- The Andes by Alexandra Wood. Directed by David Mercatali.
- The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie by Anders Lustgarten. Directed by Justin Audibert.
- Blackpool by Matt Roberts. Directed by Amelia Sears.
- Nothing is the End of the World (except for the End of the World) by Bekah Brunstetter. Directed by Max Pappenheim.
- City Love by Simon Vinnicombe. Directed by Sarah Bedi.
- Pig Girl by Colleen Murphy. Directed by Bethan Dear.
- Upstairs by Joy Wilkinson. Directed by Stephen Keyworth.
- Carthage by Chris Thompson. Directed by Robert Hastie.
- The Precariat by Chris Dunkley. Directed by Louise Hill.
- Thérèse Raquin. Based on the novel by Emile Zola. Music by Craig Adams. Book and Lyrics by Nona Shepphard. Directed by Nona Shepphard.
- Foreverland by Dawn King. Directed by Blanche McIntyre
- Almost Here by Pamela Carter. Directed by Donnacadh O’Briain.
Full programme details at www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk