Welcome to the 2015 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 east15@essex.ac.uk with your contact details

In addition to productions being staged by all of our graduate year BA students at both campus theatres, this term also sees our MFA Acting students in repertory at The Cockpit

On January 15th, after a year of marking the centenary of Joan Littlewood, East 15 is delighted to finally have the opportunity to host a talk by her successor as Artistic Director at Theatre Royal, Stratford East, and an original East 15 Alumnus, Philip Hedley CBE. Following Phillip's visit we are joined, on January 20th., by biographer Professor Nadine Holdsworth, to talk on Littlewood's wider theatrical legacy. These events also form part of the celebration of 50th Anniversary of the University of Essex.

For full details on all upcoming East 15 productions,                        open the 2015 Spring Season Brochure here.

We look forward to welcoming you to a performance soon.


Performances are now confirmed for the BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre DEBUT Festival

Wednesday 18th February
7.30pm First Generation by Federico Moro, directed by Rory Keys
8.45pm Moonsting by Eugenie River, directed by Avital Lvova

Thursday 19th February
7.30pm Some big Some bang by Dimitris Chimonas
8.45pm A+E by Lottie Finklaire, directed by Gabrielle Sheppard

Friday 20th February
8.00pm Rebounding Hail by George Vere and Avital Lvova, directed by George Vere

Saturday 21st February
1.00pm Rebounding Hail
3.30pm First Generation
4.45pm Moonsting
7.15pm A+E
8.00pm Some big Some bang