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Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Richard Burton Company present


Wed - Fri, 6pm & 8pm
Wed - Fri matinees, 2pm

The Maria

Welcome to Royal Welsh College's annual festival of new writing, featuring four new commissions from some of the UK's most exciting playwrights.

Rhiannon Boyle
Simon Longman
Isley Lynn
Paula B Stanic

NEW’24 also features Royal Welsh College’s final year students presenting their own work in New Voices.

  • Couple Goals by Rhiannon Boyle


    Tue 11 Jun - 6pm, Wed 12 Jun - 2pm, Thu 13 Jun - 6pm, Fri 14 Jun - 2pm

    A thought-provoking, sinister satire where three seemingly ordinary Gen Z couples are thrust into the surreal world of reality TV show "Couple Goals".

  • Dissonance by Paula B Stanic


    Wed 5 Jun - 6pm, Thu 6 Jun - 2pm, Fri 7 Jun - 6pm, Sat 8 Jun - 2pm

    A rave, a protest to ‘kill the criminal justice bill’ and a night that will have consequences for decades to come. Moving between 1994 and 2023, Dissonance is a play exploring the importance of protest.

  • The Glue by Isley Lynn


    Wed 5 Jun - 2pm, Thu 6 Jun - 6pm, Fri 7 Jun - 2pm, Sat 8 Jun - 6pm

    The Glue are a fun-loving gang of friends who haven’t all been together since school. So, when they finally reunite at Ducky’s family home, they’re raring to live it up like they used to. But this close-knit clique is about to realise that the bonds between them are not unbreakable… 

  • Falling Falling Falling Falling by Simon Longman


    Tue 11 Jun - 2pm, Wed 12 Jun - 6pm, Thu 13 Jun - 2pm, Fri 14 Jun - 6pm

    This is a play about communication. And loneliness. And the world. The utter, horrible chaos of the world. And your place within that. Your place in all of that.


  • Over Your Dead Body by Joe Flynn


    Wed 5 Jun - 8pm, Fri 7 Jun - 8pm

    Over Your Dead Body is a haunting examination into the psychosis of domestic abuse. 

  • Trouble in Paradise by Stella Elliott-Fortnum


    Thu 6 Jun - 8pm, Sat 8 Jun - 8pm

    Hairdresser Jen applies for a popular reality TV dating show to expand her social media platform and flies to Mallorca for a summer of love. She's got nothing to lose and everything to gain…right?" 

  • Knock Knock by Liam Whiting


    Tue 11 Jun - 8pm, Wed 12 Jun - 8pm

    "2008 wasn’t a great time to be an estate agent was it?"

  • Show Warnings


    Age guidance 14+  
    Contains adult themes - please check individual show pages for details

Image: NEW'24 writers, clockwise from top left - Rhiannon Boyle, Simon Longman, Isley Lynn, Paula B Stanic  

Couple Goals writer Rhiannon Boyle
Dissonance writer Paula B Stanic
The Glue writer Isley Lynn
Falling Falling Falling Falling writer Simon Longman
Over Your Dead Body writer Joe Flynn
Trouble in Paradise writer Stella Elliott-Fortnum
Knock Knock writer Liam Whiting

With Richard Burton Company


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