London Playwrights Festival On Demand: Watch the performances at home!

Couldn’t make it to the festival? Or want to to watch one of the brilliant plays again? Well you can watch every single performance from your sofa with our Festival Demand from Monday 13th December!

Performances will be released daily throughout the week and will stay live for you to watch whenever you like!

Filmed by Chewboy Productions

How do I watch? Just come back to this page from 13th December onwards,  click the links in the listings and you’re in! (Make sure you wait until on or after the release date though!)

How much are digital tickets? You can watch for free but we’d really appreciate it if you could make a small donation. We’re not going to lie, these are hard times to get people to come to the theatre, and it had been difficult to cover our costs. Your donations will help us to pay the lovely creatives involved and to continue our work.

Festival On Demand Schedule


Watching a Whale Fall by Ayse Evans

Release Date: Monday 13th December. Available now: Click here to watch. 

When the all-female pirate crew aboard The Day of Reckoning is attacked by the British Navy, reality crumbles, and nothing is as it seems. The pirates are haunted by albatrosses, dead men and grieving whales. But how will they survive without a rudder? Why is the navy following them? And what happens when a whale falls?

 

 


REWILD by Gemma Lawrence 

Release date: 14th December. Available now: Click here to watch. 

How do you hope when the future’s so unknown and you’re down to your last Brussel Sprout? REWILD is a raw, funny exploration of hope, grief and trees.

 


Lee by Sally Reichardt

Release date: 15 December. Available now: click here to watch. 

 As the war draws to an end, Lee Miller, World War II reporter, isn’t ready to return home and surrender her career and the unlikely freedoms she has experienced as a woman on the frontline. Lee celebrates the amazing career of Lee Miller and explores the tensions between the liberty of life on the road and the horrors of war; as well as the lure and constraints of family life.


Hot Mess by Claire Seeber

Release date: 16 December. Available now: click here to watch

The planet’s heating up, and so is single peri-menopausal mum Sunny.  Already on the edge, she’s got to save son Jay from a fate worse than arrest with the help of young waif Storm.  Well, who else is going to protect kids and planet if not Sunny?  Enlisting help in the roughest pub in the city to weaponise, now she’s just gotta sort the dastardly powers that be before the planet implodes…

 


Mum by Emma Dawson & The Kaki Bandit by Toby McShane

Release date: 17th December. Available now: click here to watch

Mum is the centre of Edie’s universe. They’ve stuck together through thick and thin, as other family members abandoned them one by one. But after a terrible accident, Edie has to learn to function as an independent adult in a world that she severely dislikes.

 

The Kaki Bandit by Toby McShane (a short play written in response to Mum, selected as a winner from this year’s Play Club, find out more here.) His mother’s new man is the target of Alex’s rigorous online investigation – but just who is the Kaki Bandit? 

 

 


All Work No Play by Scott Younger and Mac & Beth Holdings by Sally Wilden

Release date: 18 December. Available now: click here to watch

Fresh out of university, Greg is keen for his first taste of the working world. But he gets more than he bargained for when he joins Atlantis, a shambolic company due to host a make-or-break corporate event. Charged with finding a venue, navigating through office politics and surviving a gun-wielding CEO: it’s a baptism of fire for the new starter.

Mac & Beth Holdings by Sally Wilden ( a short play written in response to All Work No Play, selected as a winner from this year’s Play Club, find out more here.) Mac and Beth leak to upstart Lennox, their plan to murder competitor Duncan King and expand their nuclear plant on the Heath.

 


Pulse by Julie Tsang and Bass by Roli Okorodudu

Bass by Roli Okorodudu (a short play written in response to Pulse, selected as a winner from this year’s Play Club, find out more here.))

Release date: 18th December Available now: click here to watch

Pulse – A police interrogation room. Two strangers sit at each end of a table. One wants justice, one wants a second chance, but both have more in common than they could imagine. A play about love, loss and the beating of a heart.

Bass by Roli Okorodudu (a short play written in response to Pulse, selected as a winner from this year’s Play Club, find out more here.) Before a family gathering Pip is reminded of life without her Mum and questions her Dad’s
parenting skills, his love of reggae and all his football training.

 


 

If you want to know more about the writers and creative teams, you can access the digital programme for the festival here. 

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