Theatre503 has announced its new Spring season, featuring new writing from across the globe.
The first production in the season will be The Empty Frame, running from 20-24 January 2015, based on writer Sophie Besse's own experience in a fertility clinic. This is followed by The Separation, a play set in the build-up to Ireland's historic divorce referendum of 1995, which runs from 27 January to 21 February.
Also in the season will be Animals, a satire set in a world where children are hothoused and everyone over 60 is tossed on the scrapheap, which is directed by Theatre503 associate artistic director Lisa Cagnacci. It runs from 7 April to 2 May.
Ken Urban's Sense of an Ending runs from 12 May to 6 June, followed by Bruntwood Playwriting Prize-shortlisted I and the Village, which will run from 9 June to 4 July and looks at conformity, dissent and America’s devotion to guns.
Completing the season is Muscovado, a new play about slavery in nineteenth-century Barbados, and WINK, a play looking at two lives veering dangerously close to collision. They run from 24 February to 7 March and 10 March to 4 April respectively.
The theatre will also play host to 503Fusions, a unique and experimental series
of provocations in which playwrights and theatre-makers are challenged to collaborate, blur
boundaries and create fascinating fusions.
Artistic director Paul Robinson said of the season: "In tough times and when other organisations are shying away from new writing altogether,
this coming season epitomises the work we do and why we do it. A current, eclectic and
powerful collection of work which we are thrilled to be presenting".