This summer, we're New York bound yet again.
After a long hiatus, New Diorama Theatre in London and 59E59 Theaters in New York have joined forces to curate the 2023 Brits Off-Broadway festival.
Nine British theatre productions will make their New York premieres as part of the recently announced programme, running this spring and summer in all three of 59's Off-Broadway spaces.
Co-curated by artistic directors and theatrical soul-mates David Byrne (NDT) and Val Day (59E59), the programme cements this transatlantic partnership and marks the festival's first full return since the Covid-19 lockdowns.
The 2023 season features some of the UK's most exciting new talent, including multiple stateside debuts in New York's leading showcase for independent British work.
"A highlight of the theatrical year in New York" - The New York Times
The 2023 Programme
Breathless (18 April – 7 May)
By Laura Horton
Presented by Theatre Royal Plymouth
Directed by Stephanie Kempson
The Habit of Art (29 April – 28 May)
By Alan Bennett
Presented by Original Theatre
Directed by Philip Franks
Cecil Beaton’s Diaries (2 – 21 May)
Adapted and Performed by Richard Stirling
We Were Promised Honey! (9 – 21 May)
Written and Performed by Sam Ward
Presented by YESYESNONO
Additional Direction by Atri Banerjee
Orlando (23 May – 11 June)
Written and Performed by Lucy Roslyn
Presented by Jessie Anand Productions, in Association With Boondog Theatre
Directed by Josh Roche
Being Mr. Wickham (25 May – 11 June)
By Adrian Lukis and Catherine Curzon
Presented by Original Theatre Company
Directed by Guy Unsworth
Foxes (1 June - 2 July)
By Dexter Flanders
Presented by Defibrilator and M. Green Productions
Directed by James Hiller
Cassie and the Lights (13 June – 2 July)
Written and Directed by Alex Howarth
Presented by Patch of Blue and Xinyi Shen for Verse Unbound
Invisible (13 June – 2 July)
Written and Performed by Nikhil Parmar
The Bush Theatre Production, Presented by Ameena Hamid Productions
Directed by Georgia Green
For full listings and tickets, visit 59E59's website here.