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The 24 Hour Play! archiveA unique platform of new short plays by Britain s brightest emerging theatre makers, entirely created in just 24 hours.

Archive listings for The 24 Hour Play!

Work type: Play.


Presented byBristol Old Vic. Presented byBristol Old Vic Theatre School. Presented byThe 24 Hour Plays Company.
23 Apr 17Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857
listing details L01407556596


For the seventh year running, Old Vic New Voices (OVNV) partner with the 24 Hour Play Company and IdeasTap to discover the next generation of theatrical talent in a grand theatrical experiment like no other. A company of twenty one actors, six writers, six directors and six producers aged between eighteen and thirty will be challenged to create six brand new short plays from scratch in just twenty four hours. From the playwrights' first ideas, to casting, rehearsals, prop sourcing, the lighting design and sound effects, everything must be completed in one day, ready to be staged in front of more than one thousand VIPs and members of the public, on the Old Vic's one hundred and ninety three year old stage.Director Hannah Banister. Director Richard Fitch. Director Amanda Gaughan. Director Mark Maughan. Director Julia McShane. Director Daniel Raggett. Producer Liz Eddy. Producer Clemmie Forfar. Producer Chris Foxon. Producer Luke Harris. Producer Dawn Taylor. Producer Sarah Wilson. Author Jon Barton. Author David Byrne. Author Zoe Cooper. Author Cat Jones. Author Sophie Petzal. Author Chris Urch. Performer James Baxter. Performer Thea Beyleveld. Performer Rob Carter. Performer James Cooney. Performer Michael Cusick. Performer Eddie Eyre. Performer Lewis Hart. Performer Tori Hart. Performer Vicki Lee Taylor. Performer Molly Logan. Performer Haseeb Malik. Performer Chloe Massey. Performer Jonathan Milshaw. Performer Stephen Myott-Meadows. Performer Anna-Maria Nabirye. Performer Sian Polhill-Thomas. Performer Ben Sewell. Performer Fiona Skinner. Performer Patrick Warner. Performer Haz Webb. Performer Rachel Wilcock.
28 Oct 12Old Vic Theatre, West End :: V402
listing details L2059809032

Old Vic New Voices - T0164052236

The 24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices unique platform for the most promising theatre makers in the UK, returns for a sixth year. Already boasting an outstanding alumni including playwright Mike Bartlett (Earthquakes in London and 13, National Theatre); directors George Perrin and James Grieve (Joint Artistic Directors, Paines Plough); producer Emma Brunjes (General Manager, Nimax Theatres) and actor Bryony Hannah (Children s Hour), the project has launched over 250 careers with many participants securing agents, West End, Broadway and film contracts, national tours, TV roles and commissions. The 24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices is a grand theatrical experiment like no other, challenging 50 actors, writers, directors and producers, all aged between 18 and 25, to create seven brand new short plays, in just 24 hours. From the playwrights putting pen to paper, the rehearsals, the sourcing of props and designing technical effects, everything must be completed in one day, ready to be staged in front of more than 1000 industry professionals and members of the public, on the Old Vic s 193-year-old stage.Producer Caitlin Albery Beavan. Producer Tom Harland. Producer Polly Ingham. Producer Ollie Jordan. Producer David Sloan. Producer Sophie Watson. Producer Philippa Wilkinson. Author Rosa Connor. Author Eleanor Lawrence. Author Alex Oates. Author Shereen Jasmin Phillips. Author Gregory Skulnick. Author Lee Sutton. Author Tobias Wright. Director Tom Attenborough. Director Tinuke Craig. Director Hamish MacDougall. Director Kirsty Patrick Ward. Director Tara Robinson. Director Oliver Rose. Director Edward Stambollouian. Performer David Ajao. Performer Eamon Ali. Performer Scott Arthur. Performer Izaak Cainer. Performer Nathalie Carrington. Performer James Corscadden. Performer Hannah Dodd. Performer Sam Donnelly. Performer Eleanor Fanyinka. Performer Rebecca Humphries. Performer Nicola Kill. Performer Liam Mansfield. Performer Neusha Milanian. Performer Beth Miller. Performer Evan Milton. Performer Jude Monk McGowan. Performer Ade O'Brien. Performer Benjamin O'Mahony. Performer Alexander Pritchett. Performer Carina Reeves. Performer Craig Ritchie. Performer Kate Sichel. Performer Dilek Sengul. Performer Cherrelle Skeete. Performer Jonathan Smith. Performer Caitlin Thorburn. Performer Ben Stott. Performer Meghan Treadway. Performer Daniel Ward. Performer Bethan Witcomb. Performer Jennifer Woodward.
22 Oct 11 to 23 Oct 11Old Vic Theatre, West End :: V402
listing details L217457055


TARA’s young people’s theatre group ArtsBeat are teaming up with Group 64 from Putney Arts Theatre to create a play in a day! Yes, that’s a full performance in just 24 hours. The two groups aged 14-23 have never met before, but both are known for their dynamic and fresh performances. What will come out of this exciting collaboration? We can only wonder...
1 May 10Tara Theatre, Outer London :: V292
listing details L0625110600

Celebrity Gala - T105412848

Now in its sixth year the 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala is one of the most exciting and glamorous evenings in London's theatre calendar. 40 acclaimed actors, directors and writers join forces to write, rehearse and perform six short plays in just 24 hours. It's the ultimate theatrical challenge, culminating in a unique evening played out on one of the world's most celebrated stages. The performance is followed by a glittery post-show party, The 25th Hour.Director Patricia Benecke. Director Douglas Hodge. Director Angus Jackson. Director Jamie Lloyd. Director Josie Rourke. Author James Graham. Author Nick Moran. Author Chloe Moss. Author David Nicholls. Author Ol Parker. Author Amy Rosenthal. Performer Jane Asher. Performer Lorraine Burroughs. Performer Anna Chancellor. Performer Elliot Cowan. Performer Haydn Gwynne. Performer David Haig. Performer William Houston. Performer John Light. Performer Nigel Lindsay. Performer Art Malik. Performer Sharon Maughan. Performer Anna Maxwell-Martin. Performer Hattie Morahan. Performer Kieran O'Brien. Performer Clive Rowe. Performer Andrew Scott. Performer Rafe Spall. Performer Ashley Walters. Performer Ruth Wilson..
1 Nov 09Old Vic Theatre, West End :: V402
listing details L0882702069

Old Vic New Voices - T1138600199

See the freshest theatrical talent at one of London's most historic theatres, in one extraordinary evening. Following a rigorous audition process, a selection of the best young writers, directors, actors and producers of the future will gather at the Old Vic Theatre for one unique event. A company of fifty 18-25 year olds will produce seven new plays in just 24 hours. Raw talent, brazen ambition and sheer determination will result in an evening that is tipped to be the fastest-paced theatrical experience of the year.
26 Jul 09Old Vic Theatre, West End :: V402
listing details L1955923678


40 internationally renowned actors, directors and writers join forces to test their talents to the limit and create six short plays in just 24 hours. Past participants have included; Gael Garcia Bernal, Jim Broadbent, James Nesbitt, Joseph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike, Brooke Shields, Vince Vaughan and Catherine Tate. The 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala is the principal annual fundraising event in support of Old Vic New Voices. This department is dedicated to working with young people, developing emerging talent and building new audiences. The Old Vic receives no government subsidy so the Gala and other fundraising events are vital to ensure this ongoing work.Performer Josh Hartnett. Performer Jenny Agutter. Performer Hugh Bonneville. Performer Hamish Clark. Performer Julia Davis. Performer Martin Freeman. Performer Henry Goodman. Performer David Harewood. Performer Jessica Hynes. Performer Jenny Jules. Performer Dervla Kirwan. Performer Martina Laird. Performer Sally Phillips. Performer Tim Pigott-Smith. Performer Michelle Ryan. Performer Lia Williams. Performer Johnnie Vaughan (host). Performer James Corden (host).
30 Nov 08Old Vic Theatre, West End :: V402
listing details L1174474098


All proceeds from the event support Old Vic New Voices, which supports young and emerging talent, sources and develops new work for production on The Old Vic stage and opens up The Old Vic to new and diverse audiences.Author Bryony Lavery. Author Nina Raine. Author Moses Raine. Author Laura Wade. Director Wilson Milam. Director Anna Mackmin. Director Josie Rourke. Director Matt Wilde. Performer Ronnie Corbett (host). Performer Ronni Ancona. Performer Rob Brydon. Performer Stephen Campbell Moore. Performer Kwame Kwei-Armah. Performer Ralf Little. Performer Stephen Mangan. Performer Fiona Shaw. Performer Christian Slater. Performer Sharon Small. Performer Samuel West.
11 Nov 07Old Vic Theatre, West End :: V402
listing details L1897318233

Starbucks New Voices - T01773868466

A capital-wide search will select a company of 50 budding young actors, directors, producers and writers between 18-25 to prove their theatrical skill by bringing short plays from conception to performance in just 24 hours.
5 Nov 06Old Vic Theatre, West End :: V402
listing details L01228552031

Celebrity Gala - T01880350615

All proceeds from The 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala fund Old Vic New Voices (OVNV).Producer Kate Pakenham. Performer Vince Vaughn. Performer Anthony Head. Performer Clare Higgins. Performer Tamzin Outhwaite. Performer Clarke Peters. Performer Rachael Stirling. Performer Dominic West. Performer Alicia Witt. Performer Kevin Spacey (introduction).
8 Oct 06Old Vic Theatre, West End :: V402
listing details L1973750536


Reading. The 24 Hour Plays is a New York based organisation that produces evenings on one act plays, written, rehearsed and performed over the course of 24 hoursProducer Emma Stenning.
15 Sep 01BAC (Battersea Arts Centre), Inner London :: V168
listing details L01683248402

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