"The ultimate theatre challenge: 7 writers, 7 directors, 8 producers and 35 actors create 7 new plays in 24 hours.

See the freshest theatrical talent at one of London's most historic theatres, in one extraordinary evening."

Following a rigorous audition process, a selection of the best young writers, directors, actors and producers of the future will gather at the Old Vic Theatre for one unique event. A company of fifty 18-25 year olds will produce seven new plays in just 24 hours. Raw talent, brazen ambition and sheer determination will result in an evening that is tipped to be the fastest-paced theatrical experience of the year.

Previous participants have included: Actors Charity Wakefield (Sense and Sensibility, BBC), Davide Ferretti (Enjoy, Gielgud) Joanna Christie (Equus, West End) and Danny Lee Wynter (Joe’s Palace and Capturing Mary, Poliakoff), writer Mike Bartlett (My Child and Contractions, Royal Court and Artefacts, The Bush), director Mike Longhurst (Stovepipe, West 12 and Dirty Butterfly, Young Vic Jerwood Directors' Prize) and producer Imogen Kinchin (Spring Awakening, Lyric Hammerwmith & West End).

The 24 Hour Plays: Old Vic New Voices is a co-production with The 24 Hour Company.

The 24 Hour Plays 2009: Old Vic New Voices

The 24 Hour Plays 2009:
Old Vic New Voices

Producers:

Tom Atkins, Dan Baker, Arthur Carrington, Suzanne Carter, Marianne Dicker, Morwenna Johnson, Charlie Payne, James Quaife.

Writers:

Cesar Abella, Tim Cowbury, Ella Hickson, Kieran Lynn, Laura Neal, Sarah Solemani, Mwewa Sumbwanyambe.

Directors:

Andy Brunskill, Natalie Ibu, Eyal Israel, Alice Lacey, Adam Lenson, Elizabeth Newman, Alexander Summers.

Actors:

Sarah Amankwah, Abigail Andjel, Ian Keir Attard, James, Baldwin, Natalie Best, Nari Blair-Mangat, Nick Blakeley, Calum Callaghan, Sarah Calver, Okorie Chukwu, Amy Davidson, Lucy Evans, Alex Felton, Annemarie Gaillard, Bryony Hannah, Oliver Hawes, Marshe Henry, Vanessa Kirby, Max Krupski, Nick Lawson, Robert Macpherson, Sam Marks, Richard Maxted, Joshua McCord, Tom McDonald, Helen Millar, Jack Monaghan, Deirdre Mullins, Sarah Olaleye, Ellie Paskell, Edward Rice, Iris Roberts, Max Saunders-Singer, Gary Trainor, Rebecca Whitehead.

Performance Dates:

Sun 26th July 2009
The Old Vic Theatre, London