Present : Tense / Sixteen Announced!

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The toughest creative challenge in town is back at Southwark Playhouse on Sunday 10 April!  Come and join us for a night of brilliant theatre and a shindig in the bar afterwards!

Present : Tense challenges the UK's top artistic talent to tackle the hottest topic of the moment in just seven days.  We’ve asked a host of cross-disciplinary artists to collaborate and we promise you another selection of the leading talent around! Get ready for a night of fantastic and crucial responses to what is happening in the world right now.

The groups meet Sunday 3 April to rip through the papers and select the most momentous story on the news agenda. They then have seven days to create a piece of work in response before it is performed live exactly one week after they began.

At this crucial time for the Arts, nabokov return with Present:Tense the weekend after the much anticipated arts funding announcements.

Our fantastic line-up already includes writers Alice Birch, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Marcelo Dos Santos.

Don’t miss the first Present : Tense of 2011, the most immediate response to what’s happening in the world today!

nabokov presents

Present : Tense / Sixteen

Sunday 10 April 2010 // 8:00pm

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

Tickets are not currently on sale but keep checking for when they are!

Throughout the week you can follow their progress and post comments on the Present : Tense blog at