There is no catch, we really are offering free – yes, FREE – tickets to AYT readers aged 16 to 25 for selected plays from Write Now 4, the new writing festival at the Jack Studio Theatre. The theatre asked writers with a connection to south east London to submit previously unperformed plays and from the 90 submissions, three plays were picked to be a part of the festival. See below for a bit more information about the shows on offer and then scroll down to see how to claim your free tickets.


Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Lewisham Council and Sponsored by Acorn Estates Ltd
Jack Studio Theatre presents its Annual Playwrighting Festival
4 May – 25 May 2013
Jack Studio Theatre, London


The Magic Hour by Martin McNamara
Dennis O’Neill has died, and his family gather at the hospital as the priest prays for his soul. Whilst two sons try to remember how to mourn the dead, an older generation evokes the remorse and sense of loss of unwilling migrants from an indifferent Ireland. The Magic Hour is a darkly comic family drama set in a waiting room of a London hospital in the 1990s.

Staged Reading | Wednesday 8 May at 8pm & Saturday 11 May at 8pm

No Rhyme by Melanie Pennant
Nushka’s planning revenge, Pepper’s plans backfire and Jayde is nowhere to be seen. Katya hates her job, Lizzie can’t leave hers and a young girl hovers between life and death.

Enter a world where a disrespect can mean more than a life, where being different makes you the target. No Rhyme is a raw new play about youth on youth crime and the struggle to find answers. It’s New Year’s Eve. When tragedy strikes who will walk away?

Fully staged production | Tuesday 14 – Saturday 25 May at 8pm

Please note that free tickets are only available for the shows and dates listed above and are subject to availability. For full festival listings, please visit

How to claim your free tickets
Simply e-mail (limited to 2 per person) by the 18 May with your name, age, the play title that you would like to see and performance date. Your tickets will then be ready for you to collect at the box office on the night!