A Cockpit Production
Every month we present an evening of 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
by Polly Wiseman
Chelsea Hotel, New York, 1968. Nico, singer with The Velvet Underground, is waiting to shoot Andy Warhol’s latest movie and for her lover, Jim Morrison, when her room is invaded by Valerie Solanas, radical feminist and would-be Warhol assassin. A duel to the death begins…
100 years since women got the vote, and 30 years since Valerie and Nico died, Fire raisers presents a reimagining of two female pop culture icons at the epicentre of 60s cool, battling for control of their own destinies.
Director – Nathan Evans
Cast – Sophie Olivia & Polly Wiseman
‘Wiseman’s writing sears and burns’ – The Guardian
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.
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 nicolathecockpit [dot] org [dot] uk (Nicola)