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Theatre503
The Grace Theatre, The Latchmere Theatre
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Theatre503 and Latchmere Pub, from Battersea Park Road
Address 503 Battersea Park Road
London
 United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°28′29″N 0°09′15″W / 51.4746°N 0.1542°W / 51.4746; -0.1542
Type Fringe theatre
Capacity 63 seats
Current use Theatre
Production New Writing
Opened 1982
Years active 32
Website
www.theatre503.com

Theatre503 is located at 503 Battersea Park Road in Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth, above the Latchmere pub. It is a performing arts venue which specialises in groundbreaking plays. Their programme combines new plays by new playwrights with "Establishing the Future by Igniting the Past" through their Second Look programme of work un-revived since the 1980s/'90s and Playwright Presents, in which well known playwrights such as Howard Brenton, Caryl Churchill and Timberlake Wertenbaker.

History[edit]

Theatre503 was originally founded in 1982 as an off-shoot of the Gate Theatre (London), and is a custom-built studio theatre. The opening production was a new adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which proved so successful that the production transferred to the West End.

The original name of the theatre was linked with the pub downstairs, but in 2002, the theatre relaunched under Artistic Director Paul Higgins under its new name of Theatre503 as a home for new writing. In November 2006 Paul Robinson and Tim Roseman were appointed as artistic directors with the specific brief to develop the profile of the theatre, and the new theatre launched with the European Premiere of The Atheist.

Since 2002, the venue has seen the premiere of more than fifty new writers, including Dennis Kelly, Phil Porter, Duncan Macmillan and Rachel Wagstaff. It went on to win the Peter Brook Empty Space Award, was nominated for a Time Out Live Award in 2006, and won an Olivier Award in 2010 for its production of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop. Tim Roseman left Theatre503 in October 2012 and is now Artistic Director of PlayWriting Australia. Paul Robinson opened his 1st season as sole Artistic Director with 'Desolate Heaven', a new play by Ailís Ní Ríain.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2014

Winner- Argus Angel for Artistic Excellence (Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) Nominations - Off West End,Best Director (Paul Robinson for A Handful of Stars) Off West End,Best Set Designer (Signe Beckmann for A Handful of Stars) Off West End,Best Sound Designer (Simon Slater for A Handful of Stars) James Tait Black prize for Drama (Ailis Ni Riain's for Desolate Heaven) Off West End,Best Set Designer (Petra Hjortsberg for Occupied) Off West End,Best Supporting Female (Fiz Marcus for Occupied)

  • 2013

Nominations-Off West End Awards: Paul Robinson for Best Artistic Director Best Production (Land of Our Fathers) Most Promising new Playwright (Sam Potter for Mucky Kid) Best Sound Designer (Simon Slater for The Life of Stuff)

  • 2011

Winner – Off West End Awards: Most Welcoming Theatre Best New Musical (Porn – The Musical) People’s Choice Best Female Performance (Jessie Cave for Breed) Nomination – Most Promising Playwright (Gabriel Bisset-Smith for The Charming Man) Winner – Off West End Adopt A Playwright Competition – Sarah Grochala

  • 2010

Winner – Olivier Awards, Best New Play, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall Nominated – Olivier Awards, Best Actress, Lorraine Burroughs for The Mountaintop Nominated – WhatsOnStage Awards – Best Actor, David Harewood for The Mountaintop Nominated – WhatsOnStage Awards – Best New Play, Katori Hall for The Mountaintop Nominated ­– Alfred Fagon Award – Rex Obano for Slaves

  • 2009

Nominated – Evening Standard Awards, Most Promising Playwright, Katori Hall for The Mountaintop Shortlisted – Evening Standard Awards – Best Actor, David Harewood for The Mountaintop Nominated – TMA Awards, Best New Play, The Lifesavers by Fraser Grace (co-production with Mercury Theatre, Colchester) Winner – Meyer Whitworth Award, Ali Taylor for Cotton Wool

  • 2008

Nominated – Peter Brook Empty Space Award

Productions[edit]

Now showing...[edit]

  • 1 July 2014 - 12 July 2014, "A First World Problem" by Milly Thomas.

Transfers[edit]

  • "A Handful of Stars" by Billy Roche has transferred to the West End
  • "Land of Our Fathers" by Chris Urch has transferred to the West End
  • "Freak" is moving up to the Edinburgh Festival.
  • "Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho" is on tour!

Previous productions[edit]

  • 24 June 2014 - 28 June 2014, "Is It Getting Cold In Here...?" by Various Authors
  • 17 June 2014 - 21 June 2014, "It Never Ends" by Julian Poidevin
  • 3 June 2014 - 14 June 2014, "ObamAmerica" by Various Authors
  • 27 May 2014 - 31 May 2014, "Girl From Nowhere" by Victoria Rigby
  • 30 April 2014 - 24 May 2014, "A Handful Of Stars" by Billy Roche
  • 25 February 2014 - 22 March 2014, "Dog Days" by Annie Hulley
  • 22 January 2014 - 15 February 2014, "A World Elsewhere" by Alan Franks
  • 14 January 2014 - 18 January 2014, "Woman In The Dunes" by Micha Columbo
  • 10 December 2013 - 4 January 2014, "Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho" by Jonathan Brittain and Matthew Tedford
  • 10 December 2013 - 11 January 2014, "Boris And Sergey's Vaudevillian Christmas Adventure" (Company Devised)
  • 5 October 2013 - 9 November 2013, "Hotbed Festival Double Bill" by Steve Waters
  • 20 August 2013 - 24 August 2013, "Ernie" by James Craze
  • 30 July 2013 - 3 August 2013, "Gather Ye Rosebuds" by Silva Semerciyan
  • 17 June 2013 - 6 July 2013, "Our Share Of Tomorrow" by Dan Sherer
  • 3 June 2013, "Rapid Write Response: Playing With Grown-ups"
  • 18 February 2013 - 22 February 2013, "Double Bill: Still I See My Baby & Happiness" by D B Horriganand Danny Whitehead
  • 5 February - 2 March 2013, Desolate Heaven by Ailís Ní Ríain
  • 29 January - 2 February 2013, Freak/Staunch/Closure by Anna Jordan
  • 22 January - 26 January 2013, Festopia by Various
  • 8 January - 19 January 2013, Steve And Then It Ended by Adam Usden
  • 9 December - 10 December 2012, XY by Various
  • 4 December - 5 January 2012, Cul-De-Sac by Matthew Osborn
  • 6 November - 1 December 2012, Where The Mangrove Grows by Joe Hammond
  • 9 October - 3 November 2012, Elegy by Douglas Rintoul
  • 2 October - 6 October 2012, Shhhh... by 503Five
  • 4 September - 29 September 2012, Life for Beginners by Various
  • 12 July - 13 July 2012, Billy Chickens is a Psychopath Superstar
  • 10 June - 11 June 2012, XY by Various
  • 5 June - 30 June 2012, MEAT by Jimmy Osborne
  • 29 May - 2 June 2012, Mudlarks by Vickie Donoghue
  • 1 May - 26 May 2012, Shiverman by James Sheldon
  • 23 April - 28 April 2012, The Mole and the Worm by Lowri Jenkins
  • 17 April - 21 April 2012, The Crossing by Esther O'Toole
  • 20 March - 14 April 2012, The Girl In The Yellow Dress by Craig Higginson
  • 26 February 2012, Blast Off
  • 7 February - 3 March 2012, Mathematics of the Heart by Kefi Chadwick
  • 10 January - 4 February 2012, Man in the Middle - a wikiplay by Ron Elisha
  • 3 January - 7 January 2012, This Year It Will Be Different
  • 1 November - 26 November 2011, The Swallowing Dark by Lizzie Nunnery[1]
  • 17 October - 29 October 2011, Kalashnikov: In The Woods By The Lake by Fraser Grace
  • 27 September - 4 October 2011, Hacked by Various
  • 30 August - 24 September 2011, Beasts (Las Brutas) by Juan Radrigan
  • 15 July - 17 July 2011, Carrot by ben Ockrent
  • 17 May - 11 June 2011, Many Moons by Alice Birch
  • 19 April - 14 May 2011, SOLD by Suzie Miller
  • 27 March - 28 March 2011, International Women's Month: PLAYlist
  • 23 March - 16 March 2011, The Consultant by Neil Fleming
  • 15 March - 19 March 2011, Ruffled by Ellen Gylen
  • 15 February - 12 March 2011, The Biting Point by Sharon Clark
  • 18 January - 5 February 2011, Bonnie And Clyde
  • 5 January - 8 February 2011, Pushing Up Poppies by Kieran Lynn
  • 7 December - 12 December 2010, Phantasmagoaria by Gravel Theatre
  • 23 November - 5 December 2010, Coalition by Various
  • 20 October - 13 November 2010, The Charming Man by Gabriel Bisset-Smith
  • 21 September - 16 October 2010, Breed by Lou Ramsden
  • 15 June - 10 July 2010, Wild Horses by Nimer Rashed
  • 11 May - 5 June 2010, Madagascar by JT Rogers
  • 7 April - 1 May 2010, Porn the Musical by Boris Cezek, Kris Spiteri, Malcolm Galea and Abigail Guan
  • 2 March - 27 March 2010, Peter and Vandy by Jay DiPietro
  • 26 January - 20 February 2010, Slaves by Rex Obano
  • 27 October - 21 November 2009, This Much Is True by Paul Unwin and Sarah Beck
  • 9 June - 5 July 2009, The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
  • 12 May - 6 June 2009, Inches Apart
  • 1 April - 26 April 2008, Cotton Wool by Ali Taylor
  • 6 May - 31 May 2008, Natural Selection by Paul Rigel Jenkins
  • 20 February - 15 March 2008, Shadow Language by Kelly Stuart
  • 27 November - 15 December 2007, Crestfall by Mark O'Rowe
  • 30 October - 24 November 2007, Songs of Grace and Redemption by John Donnelly
  • 9 October - 27 October 2007, The Final Shot by Ben Ellis
  • What's on listings from 1996 and current shows Arts Archive|

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • Theatre 503 official Website
  1. ^ "Wil Johnson – (In A Better World – 2010)". mattjhorn.wordpress.com. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:15:00 -0700

Theatre 503 new season opens with award-winning writer Anna Jordan's Freak, which transfers direct from the Edinburgh Fringe from 2 September to 27 September. Simultaneously, from 3 September to 20 September, three short plays by Samantha Ellis will ...
 
SouthFlorida.com
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:52:30 -0700

Only the stories are brand-spanking new, culled down to seven from a field of 353 submissions. 8 p.m. at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 S.E. Mizner Boulevard, Boca Raton. $30. 866-811-4111 or PigsDoFlyProductions.com. - Rod Stafford Hagwood ...
 
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:10:10 -0700

Daniel Kendrick's recent stage credits include If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep, Ding Dong The Wickedand Vera, Vera, Vera (all Royal Court), Chapel Street (Old Red Lion/Liverpool Playhouse) and Coalition (Theatre 503). He has ...
 
SouthFlorida.com (blog)
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:58:41 -0700

It's a statement. Instead of being ashamed, we're proud.” “Fifty Plus” runs August 14-24 at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $30 Contact: 866-811-4111 ...
 
The Pineapple Newspaper
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:22:30 -0700

As We Know It! are $30 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pigsdoflyproductions.com, or by calling 866-811-4111. All performances will take place at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Boulevard, #73, in Boca Raton ...

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:45:00 -0700

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