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New Views Festival 2023

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Booking and details

6 July, 2pm
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The event location is

Olivier Theatre

National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

New Views is the National Theatre’s nationwide in-school playwriting programme for students aged 14-19. Each school has been working with a professional playwright who has mentored the students throughout this academic year to write their own original 30-minute plays.

The New Views 2023 winning play is 3.2.1 by Keira Grierson (Oasis Academy Coulsdon) and will be presented as a staged reading on the Oliver stage directed by Ian Rickson.

3.2.1 follows the entwined stories of a group of conflicted teenagers as they navigate the pressures of social media, modern female beauty expectations, and young love. Keira provides a fresh, original take on the exploration of these important issues through an exciting poetic form.

Find out more about New Views


Age guidance 14+

Content warnings: Sexual references, strong language, body image.

Ticket prices and Assisted performances


£5 per person

School groups are invited to contact the New Views Team for FREE tickets


A BSL Interpreter will be interpreting during the performance.


2023 shortlist

A Communist Christmas by Ayah Abdirizak (Central Foundation Boys’ School, Islington)

To Drown Boundless Oceans by Chelsea Iheoma Anusionwu (St Anne’s Catholic School and Sixth Form College, Hampshire)

Bill & Bunny by Delphina Hayles (HSDC Alton College, Hampshire)

Stereo Types by Ornetta Kyei-Dompim (Eltham Hill School, Greenwich)

Moonlit Dances by Gabriel Owens (Leeds Playhouse Hub/Tadcaster Grammar School)

One Man Duet by Joshua Pritchard (The London Oratory School, Hammersmith)

Train of Thought by Adithya Raghuraman (Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet)

Snowdrop by Alan Tarkill (Stockton Riverside College, County Durham)

Want to apply for a place on New Views?

Apply for a place on New Views 23/24

Our funders

New Views is supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, Buffini Chao Foundation, Old Possum’s Practical Trust, The Steel Charitable Trust, Noël Coward Foundation and Chapman Charitable Trust.

Audible is the Official Audio Partner of New Views.

Nationwide learning is supported by Buffini Chao Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Clore Duffield Foundation, Tim and Sarah Bunting, Behrens Foundation, Cleopatra Trust and Milton Grundy Foundation.