‘In terms of the future, we want 503 to be resilient and it feels like our community of audience and artists believe in the necessity of an organisation such as ours. At the same time, there are no guarantees.’
Despite Wolfie at Theatre503 being the first play from Ross Willis and certainly not a flawless one, it demonstrates a laudable ambition and sense of scale.
Ross Willis’ dazzle-bright debut play Wolfie is wild and wonderfully imaginative: innovative fringe theatre triumphs again.
Alison Carr’s Caterpillar, a finalist in the Theatre 503’s Playwriting Award, gets an excellent staging and will later tour to the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.
The Pint-Sized Playwriting Podcast exists to help emerging playwrights understand how to get ahead in the world of new theatre. This latest episode is with the incredible Lisa Spirling, artistic director of Theatre503.
Have you bookmarked Stagedoor’s new weekly theatre podcast In House? This week’s episode sees poet, journalist and Critics of Colour founder Bridget Minamore interviewing Theatre503’s Lisa Spirling. We’ve picked out some of our favourite highlights but be sure to listen in full…
Casting has been announced for Hampstead Theatre productions of Describe the Night on the Main Stage and The Phlebotomist Downstairs, including actors David Birrell, Ben Caplan and Jade Anouka.
This warm-hearted tribute to Ken Campbell offers a good dose of nostalgia for those who remember his work – but can feel slightly self-indulgent towards the end.
Lisa Spirling will make her directing debut as artistic director of Theatre503 with In Event of Moone Disaster, winner of the theatre’s International Playwriting Award 2016.
In this general election, the intergenerational conflict between youth and old age is never far from the surface. The oldies have never had it so good; the young ones are Generation Rent, crippled by debt and zero hope of owning their own homes. This aspect of the housing shortage is the subject of Matt Hartley’s play, Deposit.
After this weekend’s Top Trumps mini-festival in response to the US presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, Lisa Spirling’s inaugural season as artistic director of London’s Theatre 503 officially gets under way next week with the world premiere of Years of Sunlight, a new play by Michael McLean presented by Seared Productions in association with Theatre 503.
Theatre503 is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Spirling as their new Artistic Director. Lisa is currently the Artistic Coordinator of the JMK Trust’s Regional Directors Program and was previously programming director at Theatre503. She will take up the post in August 2016.