Theatre N16 is a trailblazing company that wants to change the face of the theatre industry. No matter how little money a production has behind it, if it has potential and that spark of innovation, Theatre N16 wants to know about it.

In 2015, Theatre N16 moved from Stoke Newington to Balham, supported 29 different theatre companies with performance space at affordable rates and produced 4 and 5 star critically acclaimed shows, one of which transferred into a central London venue. This year, they’re looking to surpass that with an exciting season of new writing and fresh takes on classics, as well as piece that explore their new home at the Bedford pub in Balham.

The season opens this January with a new take on Oscar Wilde’s Salome, a sell-out Camden Fringe social media comedy, and two pieces of new writing, including a difficult look into the world of inter-office relationships.

The first of these, commencing 24 January, is You Tweet My Face Space, a new satirical comedy that captures the modern obsession with social media.

Dave’s relationship with Charlotte comes crashing down when a controversial photo appears online. Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Hotmail, Tinder and even Farmville all attempt to help but ultimately end up making things much worse. David must face the power of procrastination to save the only real relationship that he has left.

You Tweet My Face Space was first performed at last year’s Camden Fringe Festival and then to a sell-out audience in the West End at Christmas.

The second is Goodnight Polly Jones, a new play by w Andrew Sharpe, commencing on 1 February, starring Ben Keenan and Victoria Morrison, and directed by Lana MacIver. Lana and Andrew previously collaborated on the musical Songs from a Ledge.

Ben Keenan has been in the highly acclaimed musical comedy sketch show NewsRevue several times. Victoria Morison is an emerging young actress, known for Tomorrow (2016), Swoon (2014) and The Soft Touch (2011).

Towards the summer, Theatre N16’s next inhouse production, directed by artistic director Jamie Eastlake, will tell the story of Paul Hill of the Guildford Four in a new script by Martin McNamara, as well as a yet to be announced classic revival. This will be followed by a Romanian piece from the Royal Court International programme, I’m Not Jesus Christ, alongside a new site specific immersive piece that will take audiences through Theatre N16’s new home to explore The Killing of Charles Bravo, the inquest for which was all held at the Bedford in 1876.

The rest of the season includes instalments of national tours, more new writing, movement/music pieces, puppetry, Shakespeare and a revival of Richard Cameron’s Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down – definitively offering something for everyone!

The theatre will also be hosting a new writing night, DRAFT, managed by its literary department, as well as a live chat show, In Town Tonight, alongside offering workshops at local schools.

Theatre N16 is a trailblazing company that wants to change the face of the theatre industry. No matter how little money a production has behind it, if it has potential and that spark of innovation, Theatre N16 wants to know about it.

Theatre N16 is proud of their commitment to the welfare of creatives, operating without a hire fee for external companies. This promoting and nurturing of talent means that Theatre N16 is a bastion for the arts, making theatre accessible and affordable for audiences and in turn allowing artists to survive financially.

For more information: http://www.theatren16.co.uk/