Brits Off-Broadway 2023


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