Present : Tense / Nine


23 November 2008 Southwark Playhouse


Present: Tense is back for one last outing in 2008 with yet another lip-smacking line-up.

Join us at Southwark Playhouse for Present : Tense / Nine on Sunday 23 November, featuring more top talent tackling the toughest creative challenge in town, including one of the nation's most celebrated playwrights NICHOLAS WRIGHT; theatre company IMAGINARY FORCES; and UK Young Storyteller of The Year RACHEL ROSE REID.


The toughest creative challenge in town is back at Southwark Playhouse on Sunday 23 November 2008.

Present : Tense / Nine 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.

Taking up the gauntlet are: TIM PRICE, JOY WILKINSON and NICHOLAS WRIGHT (playwrights); NATHAN CURRY, POLLY FINDLAY and ZOË WATERMAN (directors); IMAGINARY FORCES (theatre company);  RACHEL ROSE REID (storyteller) and ISOBEL WALLER-BRIDGE (musician).

The artists assemble this Sunday 16th November 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 23 November.

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

So keep 'em peeled on the blog for updates and book your ticket now to ensure you don't miss out.

Present : Tense / Nine Sunday 23 November 2008 // 8:00pm Southwark Playhouse // Shipwright Yard (Corner Tooley St. & Bermondsey St.) // London // SE1 2TF Tickets // £10 // 0844 847 1656 (24 hours) or