A Festival of New Writing 2019

    19:30, Thu 7th – Sat 9th March 2019 at Howard Theatre, Downing College
    Lent Week 7

    The Downing Dramatic Society presents A Festival of New Writing 2019!

    Come and join us at the Howard Theatre for three nights of short plays written, directed and performed by Cambridge students. A panel of industry experts will judge each night, providing invaluable feedback for our student writers. It's a festival that promises the very best of original writing that Cambridge theatre has to offer!

    The judges A Festival of New Writing 2019 were:

    • Kate Barton – playwright and actor. Barton's play 'Fast' received rave reviews at Cambridge, Brighton and Edinburgh and is being developed for production at London's Park Theatre.

    • Alexander Lass – freelance theatre director. Lass has directorial and assistant directorial credits at the RSC Swan Theatre, RADA and Trafalgar Studios. He is an alum of Downing College.

    • Nicky Bligh – film and television casting director. Bligh has cast for Mrs Brown's Boys, Psychobitches and other hit British productions.

    Praise for A Festival of New Writing 2019:

    "For £5, the chance to watch the germ of something you might pay upwards of £50 for on the West End in thirty years is unmissable." ***** (The Tab)

    "If you want a dizzying variety of up and coming creativity in a short and punchy format, this is exactly the show for you." **** (The Cambridge Student)