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Box Set Summer Festival

  • 27/07/2024
  • 10:00
  • 03/08/2024
  • 22:00
  • Putney Arts Theatre

Box Set Summer Festival
10 PLAYS in 8 DAYS.

27 JULY - 3 AUGUST 2024


This summer, Putney Arts Theatre hosts its own mini Edinburgh Festival as Putney Theatre Company  presents a series of short plays by some of the UK’s best playwrights during a week of celebration for the theatre’s 60th year.

A repertory of 10 award-winning plays  forms the centrepiece of eight days of festivities, as we throw open the doors of the theatre, welcoming you all to a dazzling world of comedy, drama and family entertainment.   

For information on the plays and performance times please scroll past the booking calendar.

A note on ticketing, please see the list of plays for performance times, select the date and time on the grid below to buy tickets.  Each performance time will list the play being performed in the ticket listings. For a 5 or 10 ticket pass, please purchase a ticket to the first event you would like to attend.  The last bookable show to be able to see all 10 shows is the Thursday 1st August performance of Not Talking.  The deadline to see 5 shows is Saturday 3rd August's showing of Bobby and Amy at 2pm.

Need help with ticket purchasing, want to request a companion ticket or move tickets around? We're here to help, just email us on info@putneyartstheatre.org.uk


Plays, Performance Dates & Times

 A Hundred Words for Snow by Tatty Hennessy
Rory's dad always wanted to visit the North Pole. Now it’s too late for him, but not for Rory. Bearing her dad’s ashes, she sets off in the footsteps of the great explorers, to get her dad to the top of the world. A moving and funny coming-of-age story, and a journey like no other – one that’s sure to melt your heart.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 12 midday
Tuesday 30th July, 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd August, 12 midday

Bobby & Amy by Emily Jenkins
Bobby and Amy are 16-year-old misfits and friends from a small, West Country village. Against the backdrop of a terrible agricultural epidemic playing out across rural England, two actors recreate a whole community in an award-winning story of courage, loyalty, endurance… and saving a cow called Abigail.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIME

Sunday 28th July, 10am
Monday 29th July, 9pm                                                                                                                  Saturday 3rd August, 2pm

Borders by Henry Naylor
A celebrated war photographer who once had an audience with Osama bin Laden. A young Syrian, six months pregnant, on an ageing fishing boat in the Mediterranean, sinking fast under the weight of refugees. Two stories, interwoven in Henry Naylor’s multi-award-winning play about one of the great crises of our time.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Sunday 28th July, 2pm
Wednesday 31st July, 9pm
Saturday 3rd August, 6pm

Comment is Free by James Fritz
Alastair Cooper is a journalist with opinions on everything and everyone. But, as he’s soon to find out, everyone also has an opinion on him – and it's a dangerous world out there. In acclaimed author James Fritz's award-winning satire, a shocking event is the catalyst for a chilling up-to-the-minute exploration of the darker side of social media.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 9pm
Sunday 28th July, 6pm
Friday 2nd August, 9pm

Edgar & Annabel by Sam Holcroft
A young couple preparing dinner. It's a familiar scene, but the script they'refollowing is more than just a menu... one wrong word could blow everything apart. Could the mundane activities of married life be the perfect cover for a dangerous act of rebellion? Sam Holcroft's dystopian thriller is a gripping story of role-play and revolution, where life hangs by a thread.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 2pm
Sunday 28th July, 4pm
Thursday 1st August, 7.30pm

Growth by Luke Norris
Tobes is young, free and having a ball… off. He's been ignoring his lump for two years but it's starting to get in the way – cramping his style and his sex life. So now there are pants to be dropped and decisions to be made... A ball-achingly funny comedy about growing up and manning up, one that's sure to tickle your fancy.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 6pm
Friday 2nd August, 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd August, 9pm

How to Date a Feminist by Samantha Ellis
Kate likes her men tall, dark and smouldering. She has a fatal attraction to bad boys. Then she meets Steve… and Steve is a feminist. Do we ever really choose who we fall for? Two actors play all the roles in Samantha Ellis’s fast-paced, brilliantly funny spin on the Hollywood rom-com.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Sunday 28th July, 12 midday
Wednesday 31st July, 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd August, 7.30pm

How to Spot an Alien by Georgia Christou
An out-of-this-world adventure for anyone aged six to six hundred (aliens included). When Jelly and Jonjo's mother mysteriously disappears, the twins are taken in by their very strange aunt, and soon find themselves on a rollercoaster rocket ride through space, dodging black holes and trying to spot intergalactic beasties. A fantastic escapade for all the family, full of fun, friendship and flying saucers.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 10am
Monday 29th July, 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd August, 10am

How We Begin by Elisabeth Leweren
Helen and Diana are best friends. They love being together. Spending time together. Maybe they should be more than friends? There’s just one problem:  Diana has a boyfriend. A beautiful, tender exploration of love, queerness and identity, full of joy and absolutely no (ok, maybe just a few) regrets.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 7.30pm
Tuesday 30th July, 9pm
Saturday 3rd August, 4pm

Not Talking by Mike Bartlett
Two couples, two stories, things not being spoken about. James avoided taking action; can his marriage to Lucy survive? Mark failed to stop an act of sexual violence; can Amanda find a way to deal with the consequences? Is silence a weapon, or the only way to protect yourself? A powerful, healing play from one of our leading playwrights. Content advice: Not Talking contains discussion of an act of sexual violence and its aftermath.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 4pm
Sunday 28th July, 7.30pm
Thursday 1st August, 9pm

Plays, Performance Dates & Times

 A Hundred Words for Snow by Tatty Hennessy
Rory's dad always wanted to visit the North Pole. Now it’s too late for him, but not for Rory. Bearing her dad’s ashes, she sets off in the footsteps of the great explorers, to get her dad to the top of the world. A moving and funny coming-of-age story, and a journey like no other – one that’s sure to melt your heart.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 12 midday
Tuesday 30th July, 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd August, 12 midday

Bobby & Amy by Emily Jenkins
Bobby and Amy are 16-year-old misfits and friends from a small, West Country village. Against the backdrop of a terrible agricultural epidemic playing out across rural England, two actors recreate a whole community in an award-winning story of courage, loyalty, endurance… and saving a cow called Abigail.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIME

Sunday 28th July, 10am
Tuesday 30th July, 9pm
Saturday 3rd August, 2pm

Borders by Henry Naylor
A celebrated war photographer who once had an audience with Osama bin Laden. A young Syrian, six months pregnant, on an ageing fishing boat in the Mediterranean, sinking fast under the weight of refugees. Two stories, interwoven in Henry Naylor’s multi-award-winning play about one of the great crises of our time.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Sunday 28th July, 2pm
Wednesday 31st July, 9pm
Saturday 3rd August, 6pm

Comment is Free by James Fritz
Alastair Cooper is a journalist with opinions on everything and everyone. But, as he’s soon to find out, everyone also has an opinion on him – and it's a dangerous world out there. In acclaimed author James Fritz's award-winning satire, a shocking event is the catalyst for a chilling up-to-the-minute exploration of the darker side of social media.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 9pm
Sunday 28th July, 6pm
Friday 2nd August, 9pm

Edgar & Annabel by Sam Holcroft
A young couple preparing dinner. It's a familiar scene, but the script they'refollowing is more than just a menu... one wrong word could blow everything apart. Could the mundane activities of married life be the perfect cover for a dangerous act of rebellion? Sam Holcroft's dystopian thriller is a gripping story of role-play and revolution, where life hangs by a thread.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 2pm
Sunday 28th July, 4pm
Thursday 1st August, 7.30pm

Growth by Luke Norris
Tobes is young, free and having a ball… off. He's been ignoring his lump for two years but it's starting to get in the way – cramping his style and his sex life. So now there are pants to be dropped and decisions to be made... A ball-achingly funny comedy about growing up and manning up, one that's sure to tickle your fancy.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 6pm
Friday 2nd August, 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd August, 9pm

How to Date a Feminist by Samantha Ellis
Kate likes her men tall, dark and smouldering. She has a fatal attraction to bad boys. Then she meets Steve… and Steve is a feminist. Do we ever really choose who we fall for? Two actors play all the roles in Samantha Ellis’s fast-paced, brilliantly funny spin on the Hollywood rom-com.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Sunday 28th July, 12 midday
Wednesday 31st July, 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd August, 7.30pm

How to Spot an Alien by Georgia Christou
An out-of-this-world adventure for anyone aged six to six hundred (aliens included). When Jelly and Jonjo's mother mysteriously disappears, the twins are taken in by their very strange aunt, and soon find themselves on a rollercoaster rocket ride through space, dodging black holes and trying to spot intergalactic beasties. A fantastic escapade for all the family, full of fun, friendship and flying saucers.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 10am
Monday 29th July, 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd August, 10am

How We Begin by Elisabeth Leweren
Helen and Diana are best friends. They love being together. Spending time together. Maybe they should be more than friends? There’s just one problem:  Diana has a boyfriend. A beautiful, tender exploration of love, queerness and identity, full of joy and absolutely no (ok, maybe just a few) regrets.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 7.30pm
Tuesday 30th July, 9pm
Saturday 4th August, 4pm

Not Talking by Mike Bartlett
Two couples, two stories, things not being spoken about. James avoided taking action; can his marriage to Lucy survive? Mark failed to stop an act of sexual violence; can Amanda find a way to deal with the consequences? Is silence a weapon, or the only way to protect yourself? A powerful, healing play from one of our leading playwrights.

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Saturday 27th July, 4pm
Sunday 28th July, 7.30pm
Thursday 1st August, 9pm

Photography on this website is provided by numerous members over the years. In particular we would like to thank: Ben Copping, Martin Jessop, Rich Evans and Steve Lippett who have contributed so much to capturing our productions in such amazing quality.

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