East 15 Productions
Welcome to our Spring 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 email@example.com with your contact details.
At The Corbett Theatre
Rectory Lane, Loughton. Essex IG10 3RY Box Office 020 8508 5983
BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre present
New actors in new plays by new writers
Concept and mentoring by Uri Roodner Writers mentored by Leo Butler of The Royal Court Theatre Directors mentored by Jesse Briton of Bear Trap Theatre
The Debut Festival is a unique event dedicated to the staging of new plays written and directed as well as performed by graduating students on the BA in Acting and Contemporary Theatre course.
Wednesday 19th Feb at
7:30pm Double Bill;
Written by Martha Shrimpton Directed by Tom Roe
plus A Mother's Absence
Written by Raine Coles Directed by Scarlet Sheriff
Thursday 20th Feb at 7:30pm Double Bill
Written by Luke Taylor Directed by Pelagie-May Green
Written by Phoebe Taylor Directed by Louisa Skaaning
Friday 21st Feb at 7:30pm
Written/Directed by Ellie Routledge and Nathan Parkinson
Saturday 22nd Feb
2:30pm A Mother's Absence
7.00pm Cafe Ruse
For ticket prices and discounts please contact the Corbett Theatre Box Office
BA Acting present
THE RUSSIAN SEASON
By Maxim Gorky Directed by James Bounds
Gorky's first play is fuelled by two of the greatest historical and cultural events of the 20th century: the impending Russian revolution and the arrival of naturalism on the stage.
Thurs 6th, Fri 7th and Sat 8th March at 7.30pm Matinee Sat 8th at 2.30pm
By Alexander Pushkin Directed by Bill Bankes-Jones
The mysterious death of the child-heir Dimitry paves the way for Boris Godunov to become Tsar of Russia, but is also his curse as amidst much plotting and scheming the rogue monk Grigory assumes Dimitry's identity and gathers forces to seize the throne.
Thurs 13th, Fri 14th and Sat 15th March at 7.30pm Matinee Sat 15th at 2.30pm
Adapted from Chekhov’s Platanov by Michael Frayn Directed by Lucy Skilbeck
Based on Chekhov’s earliest known play, a provincial Russian schoolteacher struggles to remain faithful to his wife, despite the attentions of three other women.
Thurs 20th, Fri 21st and Sat 22nd March at 7.30pm* Matinee Sat 22nd. at 2.30pm
*As part of the Essex Book Festival there will be a talk on staging and adapting Chekhov by the director, Lucy Skilbeck, at 6.00pm on Saturday 22nd Admission is free with an evening performance ticket
At the Clifftown Theatre
Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1EF Box Office 01702 328335
BA Acting and Stage Combat present;
The Dark Mysteries
By Alex Jones Directed by Shane Dempsey
It’s payback time for God; the planet he created is plagued by global warming, wars and corruption. And so he sends his only begotten daughter to take revenge. No longer the ‘good shepherd’, this teenage girl has attitude; she’s recruiting disciples – if you’re up for carnage and mayhem, you’re in!
Thurs 30th and Fri 31st Jan at 7.30pm Sat Feb 1st at 2.30pm and & 7.30pm
BA Acting and Community Theatre present:
Written and directed by Mick Martin
The play is inspired by the true stories of the Conscientious Objectors of World War One and drawn in part from first hand transcripts. They fight a battle of wills, of ideologies, spirit and physical strength, refusing to fight a war they knew to be immoral and unjust.
Thurs 6th, Fri 7th and Sat 8th Feb at 7.30pm Matinee Sat 8th Feb at 2.30pm
BA World Performance present:
by Jean Genet (trans. Terry Hands and Barbara Wright) directed by Franko Figueiredo
Welcome to the House of Illusions, where all your fantasies come true. It's Carnival, put your mask on and let your hair down
Wed 19th and Fri 21st Feb at 7.:30pm. Sat 22nd Feb at 2.30pm.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
by Bertolt Brecht (trans. James and Tania Stern with W.H. Auden) directed by Kwong Loke
Based on a classical 13th century Yuan Dynasty verse play where justice is given to the deserving, Brecht’s masterpiece powerfully tells the tale of a servant girl who sacrifices everything to protect the life of an abandoned child in the throes of a civil war.
Thurs 20th and Sat 22nd Feb at 7.30 Fri 21st Feb at 2.30
BA Physical Theatre present:
Created by The Company with direction by Simon Hunt
Fourteen individuals presenting solos or, for the first time, duets that explore touching, beautiful, bizarre and hilarious stories told through word, song, mime, circus and more.
Thurs 20th and Fri 21st March at 7.30pm. Sat 22nd March at 3.00pm and 7.30pm
At the Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
Box Office: 020 7503 1646 web: www.arcolatheatre.com
MFA Acting (International) present their Graduate Showcase productions
by Michel Tremblay Translated by J.V. Burek and Bill Glassco
Directed by Rosamunde Hutt
Germaine Lauzon has won a million trading stamps from a department store. She invites fourteen of her friends and relatives in the neighbourhood over to help her paste the stamps into booklets. They share their dreams of escaping the everyday drudgery of their lives and joining the consumerist world of catalogue selections....
Wed 19th and Fri 21st March at 7.30pm Matinee Sat 22nd March at 2.30pm
Book of Days
by Lanford Wilson. Directed by Mehmet Ergen
When murder roars through a small Missouri town, Ruth Hoch begins her own quest to find truth and honesty amid small town jealousies, religion, greed and lies. This tornado of a play propels you through its events like a page-turning mystery
Thurs 20th and Sat 22nd March at 7.30pm Matinee Fri 21st March at 2.30pm
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
For all Southend Campus bookings at
The Clifftown Studios, Nelson Street,
Southend on Sea, SS1 1EF
Box Office: 01702 328335
You can also access the on-line booking service at www.clifftowntheatre.co.uk
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.