Briefs is back for its 17th show in four years this Friday, July 7, with eight more short pieces on offer.

Tickets are on sale right now (click here), and here’s what’s in store:

The Archivist by Beth Crane

A woman who insists she isn’t a hoarder talks us through her somewhat extensive collection of mementos. Charlotte Christie stars, with direction from Nat Kennedy.

But Seriously, Where’s My Hypercolour? by Rhiannon Tricklebank-Owens

A couple coming to terms with no longer being “young people” are visited by their decidedly millennial neighbour. Paul Boyd, Kiki Darlowe and Jennifer Tyler star, with direction from Penny Peters.

Empty by Anne-Sophie Marie

Carmina Bernhardt, Daniel Julian and Paul C Rogers star in this quick-witted short about a therapy appointment with a tasty twist. Leo Doulton directs.

Eyeless by Alex Stedman

Two mates debate whether or not to do something about nearby racist graffiti in this cracking short, directed by Linda Miller.

The Godmother by Olivia Thompson


A fairy godmother is assigned a newbie to mentor in this comedy, starring Olivia Rose David and Olivia Thompson. Leo Doulton directs.

In Her Bones by Frances Bushe

Jasmine Blackborow directs Michael Mahony and Sarah Schoenbeck in this affecting short drama about a couple’s struggle with their past.

The Pavlova by Ben Rogers

A politician has a problem on his hands when some unfortunate footage goes viral. Ali Dunk directs Poppy Pedder and George Ronayne.

Extract from 5, 6, 7, 8 by Shaun Kitchener

Eight of the stars of the upcoming new Steps musical perform the opening scenes, including two very familiar songs. Christopher Cohen, Mimi Edwards, Rob Ellis, George Lester, Natalie Lester, Roberta Morris, Amber Muldoon and Calum Roy perform; with choreography from Stephen Davies, direction from Kitchener and musical direction from Sophie-Lee Colchester.



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