The return of Present : Tense

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The toughest creative challenge in town returns in a brand new home at Southwark Playhouse - an atmospheric railway arch under London Bridge station - on Sunday 27 April 2008.

Present : Tense / Six challenges some of the UK's finest artistic talent to to respond to the most important news story of the moment in just seven days.

Stepping up to the plate are: JUSTIN BUTCHER, KATIE DOUGLAS, JACK THORNE, DAVID WATSON (playwrights); NATHAN CURRY, JAMES GRIEVE, NAOMI JONES, GEORGE PERRIN (directors); ARTHUR DARVILL (composer); NATHAN CLOUGH (performance poet); JOHN LLOYD FILLINGHAM (film-maker); STEVE HOLLINGSHEAD (photographer).

The artists assemble this Sunday (20th) to decide what they think is the most important story on the news agenda. They then have one week to each create a response, before their work is performed live for you the public at Southwark Playhouse on Sunday 27 April.

Throughout the week you can follow their progress and post comments on the present : tense blog where the artists will be posting daily updates.

It's certain to be seizmic, so book your ticket now and keep 'em peeled on the blog for updates.

Present : Tense / Six
Sunday 27 April 2008 // 8:00pm
Southwark Playhouse // Shipwright Yard (Corner Tooley St. & Bermondsey St.) // London // SE1 2TF
Tickets // £10 // 0844 847 1656 (24 hours) or www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Psst ... Just so you can put it in the diary now, we'll be back at Southwark Playhouse with Present : Tense / Seven on Sunday 22 June.