OSBT Award and many other things!

We at Simple 8 have been hitting the summer hard. We're now working on not one, not two, but three new pieces. We should soon be able to formally announce the two productions we'll be putting on in the first half of 2013 but for now we'd like to tell you about some exciting new developments.


Simple 8 have been shortlisted for the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust award (co produced by The Barbican with CREATE and Shoreditch Town Hall) and will be presenting a short assembly of our work thus far for their board. It's a big thrill for us to be doing something like this and performing alongside such a varied collection of other companies. There's such a broad assembly of styles and practices on display that it promises to be a really exciting event. If we're chosen it could mean a performance at the Barbican next year but for the moment we're just glad of the opportunity.


Aside from working on this we've been hard at work on everyone's favourite part of theatre production: applying for funding. We enjoy this so much we sometimes wish we could just chuck in the performance stuff and spend our entire time searching for money. Alas the cash has to be spent on something so we might as well do some plays or something.


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