Theatre Preview: The Five Minute Festival @ The Lost Theatre

In an age where no-one has time, The Lost Theatre in Wandsworth is reducing theatre to a 300-second show down.

Over the course of a week, starting Monday 12 November, The Five Minute Festival sees 10 companies a night battling against each other with fantastic, varied five-minute plays, each designed to entertain a sell-out audience, as well as a panel of industry insiders and online viewers at home. The 10 most successful productions will then fight it out in a Grand Final on Saturday 17 November.

Tickets for audience members cost just £8 for the heats, and £10 for the final. For your cash, you’ll be invigorated with 10 five-minute shows featuring disciplines as varied as dance, theatre, spoken word, poetry, physical theatre and ensemble work. We can’t remember the last time something rang our “value for money” bell so soundly.

The Five Minute Festival runs from 12 to 19 November at The Lost Theatre, 208 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2JU. Visit losttheatre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals/five-minute-festival to find out more.

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