Bare E-ssentials 5: Far From Home

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The award-winning online edition of London's best-reviewed new writing night, Bare E-ssentials showcases live theatre at its most elemental.

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Encompass Productions presents Bare E-ssentials 5: Far From Home, the fifth and final online edition of London’s best-reviewed, award-winning new writing night in 2020! Featuring live performances of short plays submitted from around the world, staged and streamed from isolation. And as a special treat, we're performing SIX NEW PLAYS(!) for you this time around including:

Suburban Buffalo Sighting by Elisabeth Giffin Speckman

The Front Line by Linda Robinson

Nuns by Vicky Richards

Brothers in Arms by Warren Paul Glover

A Dave With Destiny by Ken Preuss

Little Prizes by Liam Fleming


Bare E-ssentials is free to watch! You can donate by paying-what-you-want for an e-ticket or donating directly via

WINNER - OnComm Award for Online Shows (Bare E-ssentials 2) - awarded by the Off West End Awards

'Shows that nothing can stop the creative processes - the arts will always survive.' ★★★★★ London Theatre 1

'Bold and exhilarating...truly worthy of the applause they can't hear.' ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

'Draws attention to its live credentials and celebrates the eclectic approaches taken by the four selected writers.' ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

'An essential lifeblood for the arts community across the nation. Tremendous.' ★★★★ Corr Blimey

'Bare E-ssentials breaks the mould. Impressive.' A Younger Theatre

'A company that isn't afraid of pushing boundaries.' Number 9 Reviews

★★★★★ Time Out ★★★★★ West End Wilma ★★★★★ Grumpy Gay Critic ★★★★★ London Unattached ★★★★ The Upcoming ★★★★ Everything Theatre ★★★★ Theatre Bubble ★★★★ Carn's Theatre Passion ★★★★ Female Arts ★★★★ London Pub Theatres ★★★★ Pursued by Bears

**Recommended by Time Out, British Theatre, Empty Pocket Guide, Theatre Bubble and London Pub Theatres**

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