Present : Tense / Fourteen UPDATE

Hello all!

The fearless Present : Tense teams met on Sunday 7 February to riffle through the papers and choose the most important news story of the moment!  And here it is:

SCIENTISTS READ THE MINDS OF THE LIVING DEAD from The Independent on Thursday 4 February

Brain scanner enables man presumed to be in vegetative state to communicate with outside world

For the full article please visit:

Now the artists have just one week to create a piece in response to this article before it is performed live at the Southwark Playhouse on Sunday 14 February at 8pm!  Here's the teams of brave creatives taking on the Present : Tense challenge:

** BAFTA and Olivier nominated, twice British Comedy Award winner, writer and performer Jessica Hynes (Spaced,Doctor WhoThe Royale Family) working with nabokov's new Artistic Director Joe Murphy

** The fantastic writer Shireen Mula working with astounding director Nathan Curry, Artistic Director of highly acclaimed Tangledfeet theatre company 

** Brilliant writer Daniel Kanaber collaborating with the talented director Charlotte Westenra

** nabokov’s associate director of Is Everyone OK?Laura Keefe teams up with the stunning poet/musician Brigitte Aphrodite

Find out more and follow the artists’ progress on the PT blog throughout the week,where they’ll be posting daily updates, and onFacebook and Twitter. Most importantly, you can buy tickets at or call 020 7407 0234


Present : Tense / Fourteen

Sunday 14 February 2010 // 8:00pm

Southwark Playhouse // Shipwright Yard (Corner Tooley St. & Bermondsey St.) // London // SE1 2TF

Tickets // £10 // 020 7407 0234 or