Theatre503′s artistic directors Paul Robinson and Tim Roseman have announced their last joint season together, which will include a collaborative production written by five playwrights.
After the autumn season, which will run from September to December, Robinson will remain as artistic director while Roseman returns to work on freelance projects.
Collaborative play Life for Beginners will open in September and is written by Alice Birch, Matt Hartley, Ben Ellis, Lizzie Nunnery and Rex Obano, who are five of the theatre’s regular playwrights, and will be directed by Robinson and Roseman.
This will be followed by Shhhhâ€¦, playing in October, which is five new one act plays based on anonymous secrets divulged by Theatre503′s audience members and written by the venue’s resident writers 503Five.
From October to November, new play Elegy, which debuted at Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, will be directed by Douglas Rintoul.
The season will close with the first play from writer Joe Hammond, entitled Where the Mangrove Grows.
Robinson and Roseman explained that they wanted to include a selection of old and new writers for their final season together.
“We’re delighted to present an extraordinarily rich offering for our last season of plays together. It’s a wonderful culmination of six years’ work and reflects many of the ideas at the heart of our programming. From the joyful to the topical, we’re bringing back many of our very favourite writers and also introducing the freshest voices.
“We would like to thank our incredibly talented team, the literally hundreds of artists we have been privileged to work with and most importantly, our ever loyal and dedicated audience, for their continued support,” they said.