Agent 160 Theatre Company launched in the UK in February 2012 with a show funded by Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales.

Matthew Bates and Jennifer Jackson in rehearsals for Morna Pearson’s Skin; or How to Disappear, copyright: Georgie M’Glug

Agent 160 Presents Agent 160 consisted of two nights of different short plays at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Theatre503 in London and The Arches in Glasgow. A selection of these plays were later staged in Belfast in association with The Black Box and Lunch Box Theatre as part of the 50th Belfast Festival at Queen’s. The Belfast leg was part-funded by The British Council and Belfast City Council.

In each city, we hosted question and answer sessions about the work and the current landscape of British theatre with regards to female writers. In Belfast, we also ran two workshops – How To Perform Being A Female Playwright and Female Writers in the Irish Theatrical Landscape.


Launch Show Plays

How To Be A Pantomime Horse, Ioanna Anderson
Amnesty, Sam Burns
The Last Word, Vittoria Cafolla
Branded, Poppy Corbett
Genki?, Branwen Davies
How Do You Sleep At Night?, Clare Duffy
Noura, Samantha Ellis
Red Shoes, Sarah Grochala
Nancy, Lisa Parry
The Sweet Shop Standoff, Marged Parry
Skin; Or How To Disappear, Morna Pearson
A Modest Proposal, Lindsay Rodden