Theatre503 announces panelists and cast for The Words Are Coming Now

The Words Are Coming Now

The Words Are Coming Now

Theatre503’s The Words Are Coming Now is a series of commissioned plays exploring Consent, Power and the New Normal. With the recent #MeToo and #TimesUp movements sweeping the entertainment industry and further afield, Theatre503 responds with ten urgent new plays by playwrights including April de Angelis, Richard Bean, Chris Bush and Dipika Guha, alongside new writers.

After each performance a post-show discussion explores how we move the conversation forward. Curated by The Stage journalist Natasha Tripney, panels include: Erica Whyman (Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Chair of Theatre503), Rebecca Crookshank (writer and visual artist), Kate Maltby (critic, columnist and scholar), Dr Julian Bird (consultant pyschiatrist), Mel Kenyon(literary agent), April De Angelis (writer), Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (writer), Dr Jami Rogers (academic and creator of the British Black and Asian Shakespeare Performance Database), Alice Saville (Editor, Exeunt), Chris Bush (writer) and Alistair Smith (Editor, The Stage).

An ensemble cast will perform across the ten plays presented. The cast includes Jason Barnett (Saint George and the Dragon, National Theatre), Amy Blair (Three Sisters, Lyric Theatre Belfast), Sara Caltieri (Coronation Street), James Dutton (The Wipers Times, West End and UK Tour), Deshaye Gayle (The Incident (Dare To Dream), Arcola Theatre), Will Norris (In Event Of Moone Disaster, Theatre503), Kerry Peers (Pride and Prejudice, Nottingham Playhouse), Dilek Rose (Twist, Theatre Centre) and Nicole Sawyerr (Boom, Theatre503).

The full line-up of writers is: April de Angelis, Richard Bean, Chris Bush, Dipika Guha,

Fergus Church, Amy Evans, Kevin Forde, Patrick Russell Elise Van Lil and Deidan Williams. The plays will be directed by Theatre503 Artistic Director Lisa Spirling, Ailin Conant, Chino Odimba, and Cressida Brown.

The Words Are Coming Now builds on the success of Theatre503’s Top Trumps festival in January 2017, which responded to President Trump’s election with plays by writers including Hassan Abdulrazzak, Caryl Churchill, Neil LaBute and Roy Williams.


Dates + times:          Thursday 25 January at 7.30pm; Friday 26 + Saturday 27 January at 3pm + 7.30pm

Tickets: £17 / £12 concessions

Box office: 020 7978 7040 /