Staged readings of 12 striking short plays by newly discovered talents

Spring 2019

London | Leicester | Birmingham

A partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Leicester Curve & London, Pleasance Theatre
London Showcase

Climate Change, Coming Out, Coming Home and Coming Clean!

4 vivid short plays by 4 emerging London based writers in staged readings at The Pleasance, London 22|02|19

Discovery London Writers/Plays

Sarah Isaac – Two Hearts
Aroob Sajjad – Roots
Maeve Scullion – Operation Lotus Flower
Martha Pothen – Chip Butty Chapati

Discovery London Team 

Discovery Dramaturg Atiha Sen Gupta
Discovery Associate Director Natasha Kathi-Chandra 
Discovery Associate Director  Sita Thomas
Pleasance Head of Theatre  Nic Connaughton
Video by Louise Rhoades-Brown 

“Powerful writing. Outstanding performances.”

“I thought there was a wonderful mix of stories, the writing was so powerful and it was performed so, so well.”

“Really well acted theatre pieces, all very thought-provoking. I loved the light, shade, intensity and humour.”

“Enjoyed the show. Yes, understood it. Characters felt real; good actors. Funny writing, heart-warming and down-to-earth but real issues.”

Leicester Showcase

Partition and Partying; Breaking Up and Breaking Free

4 vivid short plays by 4 emerging Leicester based writers in staged readings at Curve, Leicester 22|03|19

Discovery Leicester Writers/Plays

Shruti Chauhan – The Night You Stayed Awake
Erinn Dhesi – Sesh
Farhana Shaikh – Risk
Saroj Suri – Silence Broken

Discovery Leicester Team

Discovery Dramaturg Emteaz Hussain
Discovery Associate Director  Trina Haldar 

Curve Associate Director   Suba Das
Video by Louise Rhoades-Brown

“Very good quality performance with excellent credibility.”

“A lovely mix of stories and characters, many of which we don’t often see on stage in theatre. Believable, funny, moving and beautifully realised by the performers.”

“Engaging – each performance was very feeling and quite emotional.”

“Great to see work by female writers! Liked the range of work!”

Birmingham Showcase

Sisters and Secrets; Sizing up and Sizing Down

4 vivid short plays by 4 emerging Birmingham based writers in staged readings at Birmingham Repertory Theatre 29|03|19

Discovery Birmingham Writers/Plays

Dipali Das – We Fight to Save a Flower
Natasha Hettihewa-Young – Amma’s Girls
Sabiha Mank – Halima
Aliya Perager – Three Dates and a Girl

Discovery Birmingham Team

Discovery Associate Dramaturg Alia Bano   
Discovery Associate Director  Balisha Karra
The REP Associate Director and Dramaturg Tessa Walker
The REP Associate  Dan Bailey
Video by Louise Rhoades-Brown

“I enjoyed the show and found it interesting. The performers were very good and clear to understand.”

“I enjoyed the show and found it interesting. The performers were very good and clear to understand.”

“Really good! Felt well developed.”

“Was wonderful to watch, actors were brilliant! Amazing scripts.”


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