For one week only, at the Arcola’s new-found home, Word:Play 4 will be kick-starting Studio 2 with an injection of revolutionary theatre from the best new writing talent.

Following the critical, sell-out success of previous incarnations, our flagship project Word:Play will be championing the next generation of new writing with six specially-commissioned fifteen-minute plays inspired by the word “Revolution”.

Vive la revolución!

For this cycle, the playwrights are: Daniel Kanaber (Coalition at Theatre503; PLAYlist, Latitude 2010), Jaki McCarrick (2010 Finalist in Yale International Drama Series, selected by David Hare), Katie McCullough (Royal Court Young Writers' Programme), Siân Owen (winner of the Oxford Playhouse New Playwriting Competition 2010), Becky Prestwich (shortlisted for the Pearson Playwright Scheme 2009) and Daniel Smith (Old Vic New Voices' transatlantic Arden Project).

David (Written by Daniel Kanaber)
“It's amazing how much life fits into so little time”. A portrait of one summer and its impact on a lifetime.

The Collectors (Written by Jaki McCarrick)
As Ireland faces financial freefall, Virgil has a novel way to recoup his losses. Two ordinary people learn how extraordinary they really are.

Let Them Eat Cake! (Written by Katie McCullough)
Couples picnic in the park, but the course of true love never did run smooth. Sometimes what you want is simply not on the menu.

The Turn (Written by Siân Owen)
The funfair has come to town! But it's not all fun and games. A dark comedy about fairground attractions, as four people try to break the cycle.

King of the Castle (Written by Becky Prestwich)
With Mum bollocksed upstairs, and his sister refusing to play, Callum decides it's time to seize power and take Daddy's throne.

Broken Windows (Written by Daniel Smith)
For Bobby B, grafitti's not just a hobby, it's a lifestyle choice. But can politics and spray paint ever mix?

Word:Play 3

Box of Tricks presents
Word:Play 4

Written by Daniel Kanaber, Jaki McCarrick, Katie McCullough, Siân Owen, Becky Prestwich and Daniel Smith

Adam Quayle & Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder

Dan Baker

Stephanie Williams

Movement Director:
Robin Guiver

Jim Bristow

Fergus Waldron

Stage Manager:
Louisa Davis

Hasan Dixon
Ciaran Dowd
Natasha James
Clive Moore
Emily Nagle
Simeon Perlin
James Rigby
Matt Sutton
Charlotte Worthing

Performance Dates:

Tue 1st - Sat 5th March 2011
Arcola Theatre