Discovery Showcase 2024

Staged readings of 12 striking short plays by newly discovered talents

February - March 2024

London | Birmingham | Leicester

A partnership with Theatre503, Leicester Curve & Birmingham Repertory Theatre. DISCOVERY is our biennial 6month programme that seeks out talented new writers, providing support and dramaturgical advice to develop a short new play.
London Showcase

4 vivid short plays by 4 emerging London-based writers in staged readings.


Showcase: 9 February 24


Discovery London Writers/Plays

Shezah Salam – Badre and Mo Buy A Wig
Roopak Kaur Khara – Liminal
Khushali Dodhia – This is a cow
Yasmin Mehboob-Khan – Spot


Discovery London Team

Atiha Sen Gupta – Dramaturg

Trina Halder – Director

Helena Bell – Director



4 vivid short plays by 4 emerging Birmingham-based writers in staged readings.


Showcase: 22 March 24


Discovery Birmingham Writers/Plays

Ilina jha – Conversation
Gurpreet Mann – A Walk
Kerena Jagpal – The Lost Lives
Hannah Ali-Khan – How To Be Brown


Discovery Birmingham Team

Aisha Khan – Dramaturg

Beth Kapila – Director

Helena Bell – Director



4 vivid short plays by 4 emerging Leicester-based writers in staged readings.


Showcase: 1 March 24


Discovery Leicester Writers/Plays

Upasana Kadam – It Moved For Me
Amina Aaliya Beg – Hope New Mill
Shaira Sandhu – Chrysalis
Amrita Manku – The Incident


Discovery Leicester Team

Aisha Khan – Dramaturg

Trina Halder – Director

Helena Bell – Director


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