James Graham announces collaborators for multi-authored new play ‘Sketching’

Taking inspiration from Charles Dickens’ first published collection of short stories, Sketches by Boz, which chronicled all walks of Victorian London Life, Olivier Award-winning playwright James Graham‘s uniquely multi-authored new play, Sketching – written in collaboration with eight emerging new writers – will play at Wilton’s Music Hall from Wednesday 26 September to Saturday 27 October 2018, directed by Thomas Hescott.


Dickens updated: 24 hours in the life of London.

The rebellious daughter of a keycutter is about to unlock some of the capital’s most forbidden doors, a physicist’s faith in facts is shaken by a fortune tellers prophecy, and a surprise discovery in the Victorian sewers will unravel the life of a refugee forgotten by the city.

Drag queens, squatters, jewellers and thieves overlap in a tale of one city.


For the project, Graham and Hescott put out a call for submissions from emerging talents – particularly those currently underrepresented in the industry – with exciting and innovative new story and character ideas.

From a list of over 800 submissions, the successful applicants were: Aaron Douglas, Chloe Mi Lin Ewart, Alan Gordon, Adam Hughes, Ella Langley, Himanshu Ojha, Sumerah Srivastav and Naomi Westerman.


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