We Wait In Joyful Hope

We Wait In Joyful Hope

Will you support Theatre503 to give a voice to first time writers and bring their work to life?

We did it!

On 26th May 2016 we successfully raised £830 with 19 supporters in 35 days

Will you support Theatre503 to give a voice to first time writers and bring their work to life?

We've always been a small venue with big ambitions to be able to stage more in-house productions. However we have to raise 50% of our production costs each time we do a show. Thanks to some brilliant trusts and the Arts Council we are almost there...

We need your help to find the final £2000 for our production of We Wait in Joyful Hope by Brian Mullin, directed by our brilliant Associate Artistic Director, Lisa Cagnacci.

Brian was selected out of 800 applicants to be part of our 503Five Writer-in-Residence scheme. His debut drama is the culmination of an 18 month journey with us, and we are thrilled to introduce his writing to the world. 

Your support isn't just about the production. Being able to put on plays such as Brian's are the end of a process which begins with the work of our literary and artistic team nurturing every stage of the script development. 


Sister Bernie D’Amato is a force to be reckoned with. After thirty years running a women's center in a New Jersey slum she's won battles with priests, police and even gang leaders. But now she's facing her biggest threat yet. With property developers buying up the neighborhood, and only an ageing ex-nun and a 16-year-old X-Factor wannabe to help, Bernie’s mission to save the center is becoming ever more of a challenge.

Playwright Brian Mullin was selected from over 800 applicants to join the 503Five Writer-in-Residence scheme. We Wait In Joyful Hope is a frank and wry portrait of modern feminism, friendship and one extraordinary woman, determined to take on the world.

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