Pint-Sized: October-Fest


Pint-Sized, 'two of the most exciting producers of new-writing I've met in the last ten years' (Simon Stephens), bring their first week-long festival to The Bunker.
Each night you’ll see the Pint-Sized you know and love; five short plays, chosen from 1,681 entries, with the writers mentored by Lucy Kirkwood, Simon Stephens, Lucy Prebble and more. 

Copper and Steel, by Simon Jaggers, directed by Emma Baggott
Cast: Benjamin Teare, Ava Pickett

Everything You Ever Needed To Know About Ants, by Tom Powell, directed by Sam Carrack
Cast: Wabriya King, Anna Wheatley

Wild Thing, by Yaz Nin, directed by Chris Sonnex
Cast: Danusia Samal, Navinder Bhatti, Ruby Richardson

The Palestinian in the basement is on fire, by Sami Ibrahim, directed by Chris Yarnell
Cast: Lara Sawalha, Edward De Gaetano

The Great Size or Extent of Something, by Anna Spearpoint, directed by Carla Kingham
Cast: Anna Spearpoint, Lucy Carless

As ever, the show comes wrapped up with our house band playing tracks written about each piece, and discounts at the bar; every previous Pint-Sized has sold out well in advance, and we turned down huge queues for returns in May, so get booking!


Afternoons at The Bunker will be filled with Q&As and workshops with the very best in the business – from the UK’s leading playwrights to the best directors, dramaturgs and literary agents around.

Tickets for workshops and Q&As are free for anyone with a ticket to one of the evening shows. Once you have booked your ticket, you will receive information on how to reserve your free Q&A or workshop place. These have limited spaces, so get booking soon!

Tuesday 2nd October, 2.30pm
Panel discussion on the first steps in a writer's career, with: 
- Roy Williams (Sucker Punch; Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads)
- Gillian Greer (Senior Reader, National Theatre; Head of Theatre and Performance, Vault Festival)
- Imogen Sarre (Agent, Casarotto)
- Simon Evans (Director, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse; The Dazzle, Found111; Killer Joe, Trafalgar Studios)

Wednesday 3rd October, 2.30pm - SOLD OUT
A workshop session for 30 writers with Bush Theatre Associate Dramaturg Deirdre O'Halloran.

Thursday 4th October, 2.30pm
A Q&A for actors and directors on working with new writing with: 
- Roy Alexander Weise (Nine Night, National Theatre; JMK Winner 2016 for The Mountaintop, Young Vic)
- Chris Sonnex (Artistic Director, Bunker Theatre)
- Rafaella Marcus (I Have A Mouth And I Will Scream, Vault Audience Award)

Keep an eye out for some very exciting announcements on Twitter: @Pint_Sized - book your tickets and see who'll be joining you on those October afternoons!