East 15 Productions

Welcome to our Summer 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

BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre present
The Launch
Mentored Uri Roodner
The Launch is an opportunity for students to stage diverse works that could include devised, solo performance and cabaret, as well as new plays.
From 15th to 17th May

Thursday 15th May at 7.30pm Sunken By Roman Blomme plus Second Soprano By Routledge and Shrimpton

Friday May 16th at 7.30pm Knee Jerk of Sloth by Pilagie-May Green Tea Time Story by Heather Lai

Saturday 17th May 2.00pm Sunken by Roman Blomm 4.00pm Second Soprano by Routledge and Shrimpton 7.00pm Tea Time Story by Heather Lai  8.30pm Knee Jerk of Sloth by Pilagie-May Green


At The Clifftown Theatre
Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1EF

BA Acting and Stage Combat present
In the Tea Leaves of the Titans
Devised by The Company Directed by Chris Main
Looking into the Tea Leaves of the Titans, the King discovers that he is in imminent danger and so passes the crown to his obligatorily evil brother. Now, with the help of a band of misfits, it is up to the King's estranged son to return to the castle and save the day. A funny and fun-filled combat-comedy adventure!
Thursday 8th, Friday 9th. and Saturday 10th May at 7.30pm
Matinee Saturday 10th at 2.30pm

BA World Performance present
Worlds Apart
Devised by The Company Tutored by: Adrian James, Margaret Coldiron, Jeungsook Yoo
This illuminating trio of plays explores the territory of intercultural and multicultural performance; weaving together the known and unknown. Crossing continents, eras and themes; storytelling through humans, puppets and masks, these unique performances will delight and entertain.
Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th May at 7.30pm
Matinee Saturday 17th at 2.30pm

BA Physical Theatre present
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
By Victor Hugo Adapted by Neil Duffield Directed by Gary Sefton
The classic gothic tale of Quasimodo and Esmeralda give the Physical Theatre actors the opportunity to explore all their skills.
Thursday 29th and Friday 30th. May at 7.30pm
Saturday 31st May at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

BA Acting and Community Theatre present
Act Locally
Devised and Directed by The Company
Four plays from the Southend Community
Exploring perceptions; of routine, of expectations, of family … and tigers.
We Make Sense and The Pack
Thursday 5th. June at 6.30pm

Our Neck of the Woods and Right Here, Right Now
Friday 6th June at 7.30pm

All four plays together
Saturday 7th. June at 2.30pm


At The Tristan Bates Theatre
1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP

Once again, East 15 brings its Summer Season into the West End at the Tristan Bates Theatre, performed by graduate year students.
MFA Acting (International) present
by William Shakespeare directed by Matthew Lloyd
Wednesday 21st and Friday 23rd. May 7.30pm
Matinee Saturday 24th May at 2.30pm

Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.
By Ed Graczyk Directed by Tony Graham
Thursday 22nd. and Saturday 24th May at 7.30pm
Matinee Friday 23rd. May at 2.30pm

BA Acting present
Black Snow
by Keith Dewhurst. Adapted from the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov.
Directed by Michael Fry.

Friday 30th May, Tuesday 3rd and Friday 6th June at 7.30pm
Matinee Thursday 5th June at 2.30pm

Blood Wedding
by Federico Garcia Lorca. Version by Mike Alfreds.
Directed by Mike Alfreds.

Saturday May 31st, Thursday June 5th at 7.30pm
Matinees; Wednesday 4th June at 2.30pm and
Saturday 7th June at 1.00pm

Those who do not remember…
A Devised piece created by John Walton and The Company
Directed by John Walton

Tuesday 3rd and Friday 6th June at 2.30pm
Wednesday 4th June at 7.30pm and Saturday 7th June at 5.30pm

The Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, London WC2H 9NP
Book via the Tristan Bates Theatre Box Office on 020 7240 6283
At The Cockpit Theatre
The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, Marylebone, London NW8 8EH.

MA Acting  present

A Shakespeare Season

Titus Andronicus
Directed by Russell Lucas
Friday 27th June at 7.30pm, Tuesday 1st July at 7.30pm
Matinee Saturday 5th July at 2.30pm

A Winter's Tale Directed by Ben Crystal
Saturday 28th June at 7.00pm, Wednesday 2nd. July at 7.30pm
and Friday 4th. July at 7.30pm

King Lear
Directed by Andrea Brooks
Thursday 3rd. July at 7.30pm and Saturday 5th.  July at 7.00pm
 Friday 4th. July at 2.30pm 


MA/MFA Acting (International) present

Cat Among the Pigeons
by Georges Feydeau translated by John Mortimer
Directed by Robin Sneller

Thursday 10th July at 7.30pm
Saturday 12th July 6.30pm

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ian Brown

Friday 11th July at 7.30p.m
Saturday 12th July at 2.30pm

Cockpit Theatre Box Office 020 7258 2925

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: east15@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 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.