At this year’s VAULT Festival, Small Things Theatre Company’s season of female-focused new work includes two fundraising events for the UN Women’s #HeForShe campaign, including a very special rendition of its London variety hit, A Night of Small Things. Do you know a writer whose work should feature alongside Simon Stephens and Tamsin Oglesby? Get the full story – and then get booking via the links below!
Full of fun, frivolity and fearless talent, showcasing some of the best poets, playwrights, performers, musicians and comedians, A Night Of Small Things is London’s finest variety night. Now’s the time to use the arts to put a spotlight on gender equality and female empowerment and this special edition of A Night of Small Things aim to do just that.
The one-time-only event, running for two hours on the afternoon of Saturday 10 March, will comprise a series of stand-up, intimate musical sets, pint-sized sections of poetry and short gems of theatrical brilliance. The focus for each artist’s contribution is to provide their unique insight into how we shift culture, raise awareness and create real change for girls and women all over the world. All proceeds from the night will go to UN Women’s countless projects worldwide.
Amongst the leading artists already confirmed to feature are award-winning playwrights Simon Stephens and Tamsin Oglesby, both premiering new, specially written pieces; poets Salena Godden, Nigel Munson and Greer Dale Foulkes; comedians Lily Bevan and Luke Courtier; and cellist Ayanna Witter Johnson. Plus…
Could YOU be on the bill?
Would you like your work featured in this A Night of Small Things showcase? Submit your script of no more than 15 minutes in length responding to the UN’s #HeForShe Campaign for gender equality. Deadline for submissions is next Friday 23 February 2018. You can be at any point in your writing career. This is open to anyone and everyone!
WRITERS! Submit scripts to our Night of Small Things for #HeForShe ! This is a chance to have your scripts shown at @VAULTFestival as well as being seen on the same bill as Simon Stephens and Tamsin Oglesby!
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— SmallThingsTheatreCo (@smallthingstc) February 13, 2018
Simon Stephens‘ myriad plays, premiered at the Royal Court, National Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Manchester Royal Exchange, in the West End and elsewhere: include Bluebird, Herons, Country Music, Motortown, Harper Regan, Sea Wall, Punk Rock, I Am the Wind, Three Kingdoms, Morning, Carmen Disruption, Birdland, The Funfair, Songs from Far Away and Fatherland, as well as new versions of classics such as A Doll’s House, The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull and The Threepenny Opera. His adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of Dog in the Night-Time was awarded Best New Play at both the Tony and Olivier Awards and, after premiering at the National, had a long-running West End season and transferred to Broadway. It continues to tour internationally. Simon is Artistic Associate at the Lyric Theatre and Associate Playwright at the Royal Court.
Tamsin Oglesby‘s playwriting credits include Future Conditional, which opened Matthew Warchus’ inaugural season at The Old Vic in September 2015, as well as Russell Hoban’s The Mouse and His Child (RSC), Georges Feydeau’s Every Last Trick (Royal and Derngate Northampton), Really Old, Like 45 (National Theatre), The War Next Door (Tricycle), US and Them, and My Best Friend (Hampstead Theatre). Her first play Two Lips Indifferent Red was produced at the Bush Theatre. Tamsin is under commission to the Old Vic.
Poet Salena Godden is most famous for her collection ‘Springfield Road’. She is a British poet, performer and author living in London. She recently performed her poem ‘Courage is a Muscle’ at the Times Up rally in London.
About Small Things
Small Things Theatre aspires to delight, fascinate and challenge by producing and nurturing new theatre with a strong focus on education. The company collaborates with playwrights, actors, musicians, comedians and poets and, through its regular Night Of Small Things, provides a platform for artists to experiment and showcase their work. The Small Things education department reaches out to and inspires students of all ages. All plays staged carry a strong social message, which is explored further in workshops and post-show discussions.
At the 2018 VAULT Festival, the Small Things season also comprises two new productions – Cordelia O’Neill‘s Anything Is Possible If You Think About It Hard Enough and Jessica Butcher and Sacha Voit‘s Boots – as well as a second major #HeForShe fundraising event, a “What Actually Helps?” debate with a star-studded panel of experts including Robert Webb.