Battersea’s new writing powerhouse – Theatre503 – announces a season of groundbreaking plays for spring 2014. Kicking off from the 14th-18th January is an adaptation of Abe Kobo’s 1962 Japanese novel Woman in the Dunes directed by Misha Colombo, followed by the previously announced world premiere of A World Elsewhere (22nd January – 15th February) by Times journalist Alan Franks – a thrilling play where Oxford University, Richard Nixon and the Vietnam War all collide. Alan Franks’ latest novel, The Notes of Dr. Newgate, was a Guardian Book of the Week in November 2013. It will be directed by Sally Knyvette.
Other highlights include: Dog Days (25th February – 22nd March), a dark comedy about love, loss and real estate by actress Annie Hulley, directed by Theatre503 Associate Artistic Director Lisa Cagnacci; The Labfest 2012 hit Occupied (1st – 26th April) by award-winning writer Carla Grauls, where two Romanian immigrants kidnap an Englishman to learn how to be English; and finally Artistic Director Paul Robinson directs 2014’s Second Look production – a revisit of Billy Roche’s 1988 play A Handful of Stars from 30th April to 24th May (Forming part of the Wexford Trilogy after its original premiere).