Venue, Timing and Cost
Oxford’s new-writing night: watch a rehearsed reading of a brand new play, curated by John Retallack.
Each script is brought to life by a cast of professional actors.
New writing is precarious in the current climate, and we are thrilled to support emerging artists with staged play readings. Join us for regular nights of great theatre, by outstanding up-and-coming playwrights. We can’t wait.
by Janet Taylor
Cressida wants to show off a family heirloom. Seb thinks it should stay where it was found.
Prejudices old and new come to the surface at a dinner party in this biting, explosive new satire on white privilege and liberal complacency.
Janet Taylor is a new writer who is taking her first show, Varnish, to Vault Festival in 2023.
About John Retallack
From 2013 John was Head of Writing for Performance at Ruskin College in Oxford where he produced RUSKIN PLATFORMS, live readings of contemporary plays, from 2013-2017.
He currently runs his own highly successful playwriting course in Oxford: www.oxfordplaywriting.co.uk.
He was Artistic Director of Oxford Stage Company at The Oxford Playhouse (1989 – 99). He has written over twenty plays and adaptations for theatre and for radio. Amongst other nominations and awards, he has won an Olivier, two coveted TMA/SWET awards, two Herald Angels and one Fringe First.