Out Loud scratch night writers revealed

By 13th January 2020Artist Development

Middle Child and Silent Uproar are delighted to announce the four writers who have been selected for Out Loud, our upcoming scratch night for Hull playwrights.

Hannah Leek, Sarah Penney, Chris Pearson and Hannah Scorer will all see a 15 minute excerpt of their scripts performed on Friday 25th January at Middle Child’s rehearsal space, Darley’s, in front of a friendly, invited audience.

Middle Child artistic director, Paul Smith, and Silent Uproar artistic director, Alex Mitchell, will direct two plays each, featuring paid actors from Hull. Each writer will also receive £50. Out Loud is generously supported by Hull playwright, Richard Bean. 


Hannah Leek – Gryffindors Make Great Friends!

A one-woman show about a generation’s search for purpose and self-worth in a complicated world.

Chris Pearson – Have You Read the Gazette?

Before this, all Brenda had ever wanted from life was some happiness and maybe a new front door.   

Sarah Penney – Cold Cups of Tea 

Fee has lost her mam. Jackson’s losing Fee. This is about grief and deconstructing the life-works of Britney Spears.

Hannah Scorer – Can We Be Friends?

A duologue about what happens when a five-year-old who wants to meet her dad takes matters (and her mum’s phone) into her own hands. 


Sarah, Chris and Hannah Scorer have all previously participated in the Middle Child Writers’ Group, in association with Tom Wells.

We received 21 scripts in total, which were read and selected anonymously, and we would like to thank all of the talented writers who submitted scripts. 

Details for submitting scripts to the next Out Loud scratch night, which will take place in the spring, will be announced shortly. 

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