New Stuff

Rehearsed Readings Of New Work

Sun 15 Oct 2017 to Sun 15 Jul 2018

New Stuff

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Every month we present rehearsed readings of new writing.

Each evening gives writers the chance to have their work read in front of a responsive audience and gives the audience the chance to witness new work and provide informal feedback to help the pieces develop.

This season will run at 5.30pm on the following dates:
15th October, 19th November, 17th December 2017 
21st January, 18th February, 18th March, 15th April, 20th May, 17th June & 15th July 2018

Applications for this season are now open! If you’re a writer, director, producer or theatre-maker and have a piece of new writing that you’d like to put on its feet, in front of an audience, then this is the place for it.

If you have a piece to read and you’d like to apply, then you can do so here. Need more information, click here to find out the full details. 


This Month: 


15th October, 5.30pm

TREADING WATER by Kathryn Gardner

Sue and Carol are lifeguards. Protecting people from the dangers of the elements. But is there such a thing as staying too safe? 

A tale of love, loss, and biscuits that looks at the small steps we take to change our future. 

Kathryn Gardner is an actor and playwright whose play TREADING WATER was first performed as part of a pair of touring plays back in 2010. It will return as a stand alone production and some exciting changes in March 2018 at Vault Festival. 

Kathryn's play REPETITIVE BEATS premiered at this years Vault Festival following a slot in New Stuff. It is next playing at Edinburgh Festival in 2018.


New material for JOHN FINNEMORE'S SOUVENIR PROGRAMME by John Finnemore

John Finnemore is writing a seventh series of his Radio 4 sketch show and he wants to try some things out on you first. 

John Finnemore has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 'BBC Audio Drama Award - Best Scripted Comedy' and 'Radio Academy Award - Best Comedy' for Souvenir Programme. This is his first time at New Stuff and anticipates his toughest crowd yet.


ACCESSIBILITY: The show takes place in one of our upstairs studios, which is only accessible up a spiral staircase. Also, numbers are strictly limited, so it is strongly advisable to book in advance.



Any questions? Or just want to find out more about New Stuff? Feel free to email our New Stuff producer nicola [at] thecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (N)nicola [at] thecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (icola)

Full price: £ 3.00 Vanguard Members: FREE