UK’s top festival for emerging theatre companies announces 2019

A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre have announced3 the lineup for Incoming Festival 2019. As previously announced the festival will be presented simultaneously in London (New Diorama Theatre), Manchester (HOME) and Bristol (Tobacco Factory Theatres) between 24 – 30 June 2019.

Tickets are now on sale at both New Diorama Theatre and HOME; tickets at Tobacco Factory Theatres will be on sale in March.

The 2019 Incoming Festival features some of the most exciting emerging companies from across the UK and Ireland. Included are Strictly Arts Theatre Company, Malaprop, The Pappyshow, New Diorama Theatre and Wildcard.

Returning favourites to the festival include multi-award winning Sh!t Theatre with their new show Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats. This is a look at what makes home a home when you live on a small island. Also on the cards is Police Cops and Lost Watch.

A further two shows programmed from the National Student Drama Festival will be announced in April.

New Diorama Theatre Senior Producer, Helen Matravers, said on the lineup: “For the first time in the festival’s history we have worked with some of the country’s leading voices in theatre to curate this incredible line-up.”

Incoming Festival co-director Jake Orr says “We’re thrilled to be bringing more of the best companies to some of our favourite cities. This year’s lineup is our best yet, and continues in our mission to present more outstanding emerging theatre at accessible prices to more audiences.”

The full lineup for the 2019 Festival:

Everything Not Saved by Malaprop Theatre

Testament by Chalk Line Theatre

The Half Moon Shania by Burnt Lemon Theatre

Electrolyte by W I L D C A R D

GIRLS by The PappyShow

Nine Foot Nine by Sleepless Theatre Company

Freeman by Strictly Arts Theatre Company

No One is Coming to Save You by This Noise

Badass Be Thy Name by Police Cops


Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum With Expats by Sh!t Theatre

Shorts and Socks Included by Lost Watch

The Basement Tapes by Zanetti Productions

As well as the amazing line-up of emerging companies a series of workshops by some of the best theatre companies will be presented, all accessible at £3. Workshops to be announced in April.

TNT Arts & Culture

Photo Credit: Incoming Festival

Related News