Rocket Theatre Company

National Theatre of Shorts

To pilot a completely new theatre project producing evenings of short plays in several cities around the UK at the same time on a regular basis.

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The project aims to be the first truly national theatre project as audiences will be able to access the event in their nearest city. Audiences will be able to watch an evening of short plays in a more relaxed informal environment than theatre is usually seen in and will be able to drink during the performances. The best standards of writing, acting and production will be employed and as well as allowing anyone to submit scripts for consideration for the project, well regarded established writers will also be commissioned to write pieces specifically for the project. Funds are currently being raised to pilot the scheme, but it is hoped that the pilot is successful and that the project can then continue on a yearly basis.