Descent Shorts

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Descent Shorts

Descent Shorts is a regular night of new short plays by up and coming writers. The night provides a platform for undiscovered voices and a unique opportunity for writers to showcase their talent and get their scripts heard. 

Hosted by comedian Tom Rosenthal

Line up includes:

Out the Back
written by James Aden / directed by Kimberely Sykes
Three beautifully understated monologues unfold a tale of horror that disturbs the quiet of Northern English suburbia.
Cast: Andrew McDonald, Kate Russell-Smith, Alistair Donegan

written by Joe White / directed by Josh Roche
When Lauren meets Nathan in a pub garden is it destiny, or just another Friday night? A blackly comic take on love, fate and boy meets girl.
Cast: Porter Flynn, Sope Dirisu, Brooke Burfitt, Stevie Raine

written by Janice Hallett / directed by Alice Malin
Three rioters return home with their ill-gotten gains – but they might have got more than they bargained for.
Cast: Jack Baggs, Josie Catherine, Daniel Hall

written by Ian Kendall / directed by Dominique Gerrard
In a world of rising immigration and crashing economies, this is a comic and brutally honest look at modern day prejudice and paranoia.
Cast: Daisy Brydon, Robert Rowe

Room for Improvement
written by Andrew Turner / directed by Faye Merralls
An estranged couple arrive at a cheap hotel, hoping to get some rest. But the noises from next door keep them awake and force them to face what’s been left unsaid.
Cast: Robert Reina, Jan Hirst

We are always on the look out for writers, directors and actors, so to get involved with future events please visit:
or email: 
infoatdescenttheatre [dot] co [dot] uk

  Earlybird offer! First fifty tickets for £6 each! (Prices increase to £8 after that)
All tickets now £8

Concessions (when available) apply to students, seniors, disabled, Westminster residents, Equity/Bectu/MU members.