UK's Top Emerging Theatre Companies Festival Announces 2019 Line-up

A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre are today delighted to announce the lineup for Incoming Festival 2019. As previously announced the festival will be presented simultaneously in London (New Diorama Theatre), Manchester (HOME) and Bristol (Tobacco Factory Theatres) between 24 - 30 June 2019. Tickets are now on sale at both New Diorama Theatre and HOME; tickets at Tobacco Factory Theatres will be on sale in March.

The 2019 Incoming Festival features some of the most exciting emerging companies from across the UK and Ireland, including; STRICTLY ARTS THEATRE COMPANY with award-winning Fringe hit Freeman by Camilla Whitehill, Dublin-based MALAPROP with their Edinburgh hit Everything Not Saved, THE PAPPYSHOW following sell out runs at Vault Festival and New Diorama Theatre for their show Boys present their new follow-up show Girls, while W I L D C A R D presents their sell-out Edinburgh Fringe gig-theatre show Electrolyte.

Returning favourites to the festival include multi-award winning SH!T THEATRE with their new show Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum with Expats, a look at what makes home a home when you live on a small island and POLICE COPS, following a world tour of their show Police Cops In Space present their new show black comedy Badass Be Thy Name, a gritty drama that turns into a vampire-slaying horror epic. LOST WATCH also returns to Incoming Festival following their sell-out Left My Desk with their new show Socks and Shorts Included.

Other companies include award-winning BURNT LEMON THEATRE and their show The Half Moon Shania, THIS NOISE presenting No One Is Coming To Save You and New Zealand-based ZANETTI PRODUCTIONS with The Basement Tapes. SOUNDS LIKE CHAOS bring their new show created for and with young people WOW EVERYTHING IS AMAZING and multi-award winning CHALK LINE THEATRE present Testament. SLEEPLESS THEATRE COMPANY present Nine Foot Nine, incorporating BSL and captioned text.

A further two shows programmed from the National Student Drama Festival will be announced in April.

New Diorama Theatre Senior Producer, Helen Matravers, said on the lineup: "This year's Incoming couldn't be more exciting. For the first time in the festival's history we have worked with some of the country's leading voices in theatre to curate this incredible line-up. Their invaluable input meant that we were able to see and get feedback on more shows and companies than ever before, helping NDT and A Younger Theatre to curate a festival which showcases truly exceptional talent."

Incoming Festival co-director Jake Orr says "2019 sees Incoming working with our new partner, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol, as well as returning to HOME in Manchester and New Diorama, London. We're thrilled to be bringing more of the best companies to some of our favourite cities. This year's lineup is our best yet, and continues in our mission to present more outstanding emerging theatre at accessible prices to more audiences."

The full lineup for the 2019 Festival is as follows:

Everything Not Saved by Malaprop Theatre
Testament by Chalk Line Theatre
The Half Moon Shania by Burnt Lemon Theatre
Electrolyte by W I L D C A R D
GIRLS by The PappyShow
Nine Foot Nine by Sleepless Theatre Company
Freeman by Strictly Arts Theatre Company
No One is Coming to Save You by This Noise
Badass Be Thy Name by Police Cops
WOW EVERYTHING IS AMAZING by Sounds Like Chaos
Sh!t Theatre Drink Rum With Expats by Sh!t Theatre
Shorts and Socks Included by Lost Watch
The Basement Tapes by Zanetti Productions

This year, in a radical shake-up of the programming model, Incoming Festival invited Lyn Gardner, Fergus Morgan (The Stage), the editorial team of Exeunt magazine and Critics of Colour to select the shows they would like to programme as part of the festival. Co-directors David Byrne, Jake Orr and Eleanor Turney have programmed the remaining work, with two further shows to be announced from NSDF.

As well as the amazing line-up of emerging companies a series of workshops by some of the best theatre companies will be presented, all accessible at £3. Workshops to be announced in April.

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