First Draft

First Draft was formed in January 2010 by Actor/Producer Laura Harling and Director Matthew Parker as an opportunity for like-minded people to present original works (new writing or devised) and fresh adaptations in the comfortable surroundings of The Horse, Waterloo. Hester Kent joined the company as Associate Producer in June 2012.



With just three rehearsal days, First Draft aims to create the ultimate ‘scratch’ performance. The process is fast and instinctive; a joyful leap into the possibilities of an idea.



For the writer, deviser or adapter,First Draft affords the opportunity to see their idea at an early stage, to receive feedback, to invite industry professionals and review the work for further development on the London fringe and beyond. For the audience the result is an exciting, energetic and compelling piece of fresh work and a glimpse into the genesis of a theatrical idea.



First Draft has produced over 20 productions since 2010, including the annual short play festival, April Showers. The devised play A Date to Remember transferred to the Phoenix Artists’ Bar in August 2011. 2013 will see the launch of First Draft’s Young Writers’ Scheme.


If you would like to work with First Draft, please join The Mandy Network to get alerted to future job vacancies.


Connected mandy members:

Katy Federman
2015, Skyline, Francesca
The Hope Theatre
Timothy Harker
2015, Push Up Daisies, Saint Peter
The Hope Theatre
Timothy Harker
2015, Montgomery, Montgomery
The Hope Theatre
Joan Potter
Joan Potter
Actor
2015, Clean, Woman
The Hope Theatre
Sophie Dora-Hall
2014, Brainville at Night, Young Ingrid/Maria
Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington
Tom Kitney
Tom Kitney
Lighting Designer
2014, Brainville at Night, Lighting Designer
Old Red Lion Theatre
Eddie Usher
Eddie Usher
Actor
2014, Brainville At Night, Henrik
Old Red Lion
Julia Faulkner
2014, Brainville At Night, Lottie
Old Red Lion Theatre
Jodyanne Richardson
2013, Safari, Paula
Horse & Stables
Ariel Harrison
2013, SAFARI, Anna
Kyle Ross
Kyle Ross
Actor
2013, FALL, Narrator
Nina Moniri
Nina Moniri
Actor
2013, Fall, Victoria/Lola
Sophie Dora-Hall
2013, Brainville at Night, Girl/Maria
Brockley Jack
Eddie Usher
Eddie Usher
Actor
2013, Brainville At Night, Henrik
The Brockley Jack
Christine Hollinshead
Christine Hollinshead
Deputy Stage Manager
2013, Brainville At Night, Stage Manager
Brockley Jack
Julia Faulkner
2013, Brainville At Night, Lottie
Brockley Jack Theatre
Tracey Booth
Tracey Booth
Assistant Stage Manager
2013, Brainville At Night, DSM & Op
The Jack Studio Theatre
Ben Galpin
Ben Galpin
Actor
2012, Slam The Write, Kevin
Freya Alderson
2012, Probably the Greatest Goal Ever Scored, Lucy
The Horse
Steve Wickenden
2012, Must Have Been The Shirt, Gary
The Horse

First Draft Jobs

For details of known First Draft vacancies, please check our jobs board for more information