East 15 Productions

Welcome to our Autumn Season.

East 15 not only offers a rich mix of both established and new work from across the range of acting courses but also takes many of the productions beyond our own campus theatres and out to many other performance spaces. We hope you enjoy our work.

If you would like to join our priority mailing list and be among the first to hear about up-coming productions, please e-mail us at east15@essex.ac.uk with your contact details. 


At The Corbett Theatre
Rectory Lane, Loughton, IG10 3RY

MFA Theatre Directing present:


A repertory season of five one-act plays, each being staged by graduating directors from this course


Adapted and directed by Hooman Shabahang


A new play by Sam H. Freeman Directed by Jeff S. Press

On and On -- A Story of Woyzeck

By Georg Büchner Adapted and directed by Chun-ju Lin

Will all play back-to-back on Wednesday 1st and Friday 3rd October at 6.30pm



Inspired by Homer's The Odyssey Adapted and directed by Jack Paterson

Tuesdays and Sundays

By Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn (British premiere) Directed by Courtney Jessica Larkin

Will both play back-to-back on Thursday 2nd October at 6.30pm and Friday 3rd October at 2.30pm


BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre present:

Valéria: WHY ME?

By Valéria Piassa Polizzi Translated by Francisco Budny Macedo

Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher

Valeria was a typical Brazilian teen who went on holiday with her family and boyfriend in the mid-80s and came home with HIV. In this European stage premier of her autobiography we meet her throughout her life and hear her story.

PLEASE NOTE: This production contains scenes of a sexual nature, nudity and strong language.

Wednesday 5th. and Thursday 6th. Friday 7th. and Saturday 8th. November at 7.30pm

Matinee Friday 7th. November at 2.30pm


MFA Acting (International) present:


Written and devised by Vicky Ireland and the company  Directed by Vicky Ireland

Prince Ivan, with his good friend, Grey Wolf, set off on an exciting adventure through old Russia, to find the mysterious  Firebird! The ideal Christmas treat for our Junior schools audience.

Thursday 4th December at 1.45 and 7.30pm

Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th. at 9.45am and 1.45pm

Wednesday 10th December at 9.45 am


Written and devised by Chris Meads and the company  Directed by Chris Meads 

A portmanteau show for older children (12+) and adults based on Grimm's Tales

Saturday 6th, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th of December at 7.30

Wednesday 10th December at 2.30pm and 7.30pm



BA Acting and Community Theatre present:


To be staged at Prittlewell Priory, Priory Park, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6BN

Directed by Ainslie Masterton

This medieval priory was established in the twelfth century, and has seen intrigue, corruption and debt - and a monk attacked at the altar!    All will be revealed in this promenade performance in the priory and around the grounds.

Saturday 18th and Sunday of 19th October at 12.00 noon and 2.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Admission is free for this event by pre-booked ticket from Clifftown Theatre Box Office


Touring Shakespeare for Schools


The Companies will perform in schools across Essex and London. There are also opportunities for workshops with the cast, or for Q & A sessions on the text and performance.

BA Acting present:

Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare  Directed by Thomas Hescott

Monday 1st to Friday 5th December

The Winter’s Tale

By William Shakespeare  Directed by Jemma Gross

Monday 8th to Friday 12th December

For available dates, contact East 15 on 0208 508 5983



At The Clifftown Studios and Theatre

BA World Performance present:


Devised by the Company   Directed by Jules Tipton and John Walton

Two original one-act pieces of political theatre focusing on some of the most important issues we face today. Told through an eclectic mix of text, imagery, song and physicality, Revolution will entertain, provoke and inspire.

Thursday 6th. and Friday 7th. November at 7.30pm

Saturday 8th. November at 2.30pm and 7.30pm


BA Physical Theatre present:


Devised by the Company  Directed by Ailin Conant

After the success of Engram last year, Ailin Conant, Artistic Director of Theatre Témoin, returns to East 15 to direct the company in an exciting new devised show which combines classic inspiration, modern grit, and visually compelling physical theatre techniques. 

Thursday 20th and Friday 21st. November at 7.30pm

Saturday 22nd . November at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

BA Acting and Community Theatre present


  Directed by Ainslie Masterton and Stephen Douse

Cabaret in the style of Germany's Weimar republic when a cabaret was liberal with innuendo and sharp with satirical bite!

Thursday 4th. and Friday 5th December at 7.30pm

Saturday 6th at 2.30pm and 7.30pm


BA Acting and Stage Combat present:


By William Shakespeare.  Directed by Chris Main.

This production of the Bard’s dark and violent story of superstition, destiny, and the struggle of good versus evil promises to thrill and entertain!

Thursday 11th and Friday 12th December at 7.30pm

Saturday 13th December at 2.30pm and 7.30pm


Box Office Information

Tickets for all performances at are £10 / £6 concessions unless otherwise stated

For all Loughton Campus  bookings:

Box Office: 020 8508 5983

e-mail: corbett@essex.ac.uk

For all Southend Campus bookings at

The Clifftown Studios, Nelson Street,

Southend on Sea, SS1 1EF

Box Office: 01702 328335

e-mail: clifftown@essex.ac.uk

You can also access the on-line booking service at www.clifftowntheatre.co.uk

For comprehensive information on how to find the Clifftown Theatre

please click here

For all touring productions see individual listing for details


Your chance to see our Campus productions FREE!

As well as enjoying special events and priority booking, did you know that Friends of East 15 get two free tickets to every student production throughout the year? If you want to join the Friends it costs just £50 per annum. That means you only need to see four productions and you are in profit! Terrific value in these cash cautious times. To visit the Friends page for more details click here


HOW TO FIND EAST 15 in Loughton

Nearest tube Debden Station on the Central Line. Take pathway opposite entrance toward Debden Broadway. Turn left on Broadway,(with the Post Office on your right) then right at the mini-roundabout(next to the Sir Winston Churchill pub) walk for 250 metres along Rectory Lane and the Hatfields campus is across the road on your left.

The Campus is situated on the A1168, Rectory Lane. The Corbett Theatre has its own car park and there is limited public parking in the lane outside the campus.