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Chris New



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Chris New trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. As an actor, theatre includes Lingua Franca (Finborough Theatre), Smallholding (Soho Theatre, Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, and High Tide Festival), The Pitchfork Disney (Arcola Theatre), Pictures from an Exhibition (Sadlers Wells), Prick Up Your Ears (Comedy Theatre), Edward II, Hay Fever (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Reporter (National Theatre) and Bent (Trafalgar Studios) for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Newcomer and the WhatsOnStage Theatregoers Choice Awards nomination for London Newcomer of the Year. Film includes the multi-award winning Weekend for which he was named one of The New York Times' 'Faces to Watch' and was also nominated for Best British Newcomer at the BFI London Film Festival. As a writer and director, his work includes the short film Ticking, which premiered at the Nashville Film Festival in April 2013, and the feature film Chicken.

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        New Play For The General Election

New Play For The General Election

Using material generated through a process of research, improvisation and writing, the play will focus on a moment of desperation by an opportunistic loner presented with a one-in-a-million opportunity to come face to face with the ruling elite. What follows is a pressure-cooker exploration of power, disenfranchisement and pain tolerance... The run will be accompanied by the return of our FINBOROUGHFORUM, a series of informal discussions and debates on the General Election, after every performance on Sunday and Monday evenings. All events are free to ticketholders for that evening's performance of the new play. FINBOROUGHFORUM events will all be Twitter friendly with live tweets from @FinboroughForum. Using the hashtag #finfor, the speakers will also answer questions posed on Twitter so everyone can be included, no matter where they are in the world.

written by Chris Dunkley and Chris New

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one act piece 70 min

Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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