The Rehearsal Room Presents: An evening of new theatre writing from, music and conversation

The Rehearsal Room Presents: An evening of new theatre writing from, music and conversation

Playwright/performer and broadcaster/journalist Yasmeen Khan hosts and curates the second ‘The Rehearsal Room Presents’, a salon-style night of theatre featuring half-hour rehearsed readings of two new plays, including one of Yasmeen’s and a second by another British Asian female writer. There will also be a Q&A with special guest John Yorke, ex Controller of BBC Drama, current MD of Company Pictures and author of best-selling screenwriting book, Into The Woods. Live music will come from hotly-tipped electronic duo Moonrags.

The two readings will be Commercial Broke, a comedy by Yasmeen about three actors waiting to be auditioned for a beer commercial – will diversity and advertising make for a good cocktail?

The second reading featured will Porcelain Dolls, by Yasmin Whittaker-Khan writer of critically acclaimed play, Bells. Porcelain Dolls is a taut drama set in Pakistan’s eunuch community.

The Rehearsal Room Presents puts the audience at the heart of the evening – each reading will be followed by a short Q&A where you get to give your feedback and also discuss the issues raised in each piece; a relaxed, inclusive theatrical experience.

This is the second in a series of evenings based on the ethos of Yasmeen’s arts and culture blog,, combining theatre writing with other art forms. The series of evenings aims to provide a platform for new work alongside more established voices and for BME writers and performers to be programmed parallel to mainstream artists. Similarly, the blog features interviews, previews etc with established names alongside industry new-comers and ‘ones to watch’.

Yasmeen is a regular voice on radio, including presenting documentaries on Radio 4. Her theatre writing includes the play Break The Floorboards – recently awarded best live event at the Asian Media Awards – which toured around the UK in 2013.

The Rehearsal Room Presents aims to be an inspiring and interactive evening of entertainment, combining bite-sized pieces of performance together with music and conversation. Just like Saturday morning telly used to be back when it was good…except on stage.

Listings information
The Rehearsal Room Presents, Weds 21st May, The Pleasance Islington, 7.30pm
Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions). Box office ph: 020 7609 1800
The Pleasance, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London, N7 9EF
nearest tube: Caledonian Road @yasmeenkhan1 @RehearsalRm #RRoomPresents

Region: All
Start Date: 21/05/2014
End Date: 21/05/2014
Start Time: 19.30
Venue: The Pleasance Theatre
Venue Address: Carpenters Mews North Road London
Website: http://
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
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Name: Yasmeen Khan