‘Open Heart Theatre’ empowers the audience to be honest about their engagement with what they are watching... to create an environment of mutual support between audience and writer – based on an agreed understanding that every second on stage must count. 

We Heart Theatre?

Looking for an honest, supportive relationship where every second counts? 

Look no further. We know we've been pretty silent on the communication front recently, but this doesn't mean that a) we don't love you and b) we haven't been busy thinking about how we can connect with you again. So here's the low down on what we're up to, where you can find us and most importantly, how you can get engaged.

London Writers Week Masterclass: 
Open Heart Theatre
Thursday 9 July 2015

‘Working with Ola really changed the way I think about my writing….. he made us consider whether every moment of our work was entertaining, and what would happen if the audience were able to just walk away when they were bored?’
Charlotte O’ Leary – writer

Trial your work through Euphoric Ink’s pioneering new method for play development, ‘Open Heart Theatre’. Work closely with a supportive peer group of writers, and see your short play read and performed by professional actors.

Work developed during this masterclass will be considered for selection to be performed on the final day of
London Writers Week. 

To  find out more about this masterclass, click here.

London Writers Week Showcase: 
Open Heart Theatre
Saturday 11 July 2015

Experience Euphoric Ink’s ‘Open Heart Theatre’ as a writer or audience member. By empowering the audience to be honest about their engagement with what they are watching, ‘Open Heart Theatre’ aims to create an environment of mutual support between audience and writer – based on an agreed understanding that every second on stage must count.

The event includes live performances of new, short-form dramas workshopped during London Writers Week.

To  find out more about this event, click here.

The Russel Brand Effect - The Morning After
Directed by Ola Animashawun
Monday 29 June 2015

How was it for you? Any regrets? Enjoying the honeymoon period - or already dreaming of that trial separation? Russell Brand may have changed his mind about voting, but a third of UK voters stayed at home. Wished you'd voted? Wished you'd voted differently?

BOLDtext playwrights explore the aftermath of the general election in The Russell Brand Effect – The Morning After, an evening of micro-plays at The REP - from Trident to TTIP, from the squeezed middle to the Snooper’s Charter. And this time we’ll be asking if you have any regrets?

To  find out more about this event at Birmingham Rep Theatre, click here.

In other news...


Join Ola every Thursday and Friday on the Royal Court Theatre’s market stall in Tachbrook Street Market, SW1.  Featuring amongst many things, the audio interactive delight, ‘Pimlico Playground’ - six ‘radio’ plays (two of which were directed by Ola) and performed by actors from the local secondary school, Pimlico Academy. 

Commenting on the project Royal Court Artistic Associate, Ola Animashawun said:
“I am delighted to welcome with open arms the people of Pimlico to our Theatre Stall in Tachbrook Street Market. Providing the theatre with a great opportunity to engage with the community and offer something that is at once, novel, unique and creative, to invite interest and ignite curiosity. Simultaneously this will enable us to create the launch pad for our wider ambition of tapping into the creative energy, desires and ambitions of the people in Pimlico.”

For more information click here.

Watch a video of Ola opening the market stall here.


Check out Ola’s dramaturgical prowess in the Belgrade Theatre’s ‘July Festival’, (8th - 21st July) featuring the world premier of six new plays.  Ola has worked alongside individuals and organisations including Frantic Assembly, The Royal Shakespeare Company, curios directive, Gateway Studio Project, Vamos Theatre, and Chris O‘Connell in the creation and development of a festival of plays as part of the ‘Inspiring Curiosity' programme, marking the 50th Anniversary of Theatre in Education.

To find out more about the Belgrade Theatre’s upcoming festival click here.


We’ve had a fantastic time delivering Euphoric Ink’s 'Voice and Vision' module to students of the MA in Dramatic Writing at Central Saint Martin’s, during which time we have had the pleasure of hosting : Sudha Bhuchar, Leo Butler, Chris Campbell, Justine Themen, Dawn Walton and Simon Stephens. Clint Dyer will be with us this afternoon, followed by  Lynne Gagliano next week.The module and pilot year draws to a close in two weeks, but we look forward to developing this exciting partnership with Central next year.

For more information on the programme, click here.

Opportunities elsewhere...


See the RSC’s new version of Hecuba, plus a 2 course meal in the beautiful Circle Bar at the theatre for just £30, on selected dates.* 

Hecuba is a visceral vision of war and womanhood, told in a fresh, inventive new way by Marina Carr. Running in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 17 September.

To find out more click here.  

To take advantage of this offer, call the Box Office on 0844 800 1110 and quote ‘Euphoric Ink Meal Deal’.

*Dates: 7.30pm performances on 21, 22, 23, 25 September. Not valid on tickets already purchased, subject to availability. 

And Finally ...

Here's to the summer sun that has finally come. Hope it makes you feel euphoric!

Loving your work,

Euphoric Ink x

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