This summer, The Mono Box became an Associate Company of Hampstead Theatre. They are delighted that PLAYSTART: The Fundraising Gala will be held on the Main Stage on Sunday 17 November. This special day will showcase four premiere plays written, directed and performed by outstanding emerging talent, who have been empowered by The Mono Box through their PLAYSTART programme. Every penny raised at PLAYSTART: The Fundraising Gala through ticket sales, the auction and donations will help meet the demands of members and support the best of emerging British talent.
Four emerging writer/director pairs have completed a 15-minute play, with the support and mentorship of a professional playwright. The Mono Box has provided them with free rehearsal space, facilities to cast actors, a producer and feedback from industry professionals to help them realise their work. PLAYSTART: The Fundraising Gala will provide an opportunity for these plays to be performed on Hampstead Theatre’s Main Stage in front of a lively, supportive audience. The Gala also includes a live auction of prizes donated by some of your most-loved theatre-royalty, led by a Special Guest, musical performances in the theatre foyer and a complimentary high tea.
The Mono Box empowers young writers, directors and actors – and is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, generous artists and industry practitioners. We receive no funding, but are ambitious to grow our diverse and unique programme. Every penny raised at the Gala will be used to continue to galvanise the best of emerging British talent.
Come along to discover some of the future’s brightest talent!
When The Leaves Fall
Written by Grace Tarr. Directed by Evangeline Cullingworth.
Cold Feet and Bacon Sandwiches
Written by Kiran Benawra. Directed by Sibylla Kalid.
One of the Good Ones
Written by Vivian Xie. Directed by Adrian Tang.
Written by Maatin Patel. Directed by Ebe Bamgboye.