Developing new writers in Hull

The Middle Child Writers’ Group offers a free introduction to playwriting, led by our associate artist and Hull-based writer, Tom Wells. You don’t need to have written anything before, you just need to have a few good stories to tell – funny stories, sad stories, tough stories, tender stories – stories we’re eager to see on Hull stages.

You’ll take part in a series of five weekly workshops focused around finding your voice as a playwright and begin working on a new play, which will receive feedback from Tom and Middle Child artistic director, Paul Smith. There will also be a sixth workshop, working with actors to bring your early texts to life.

    • Monday 13th May, 6-8pm

    • Monday 20th May, 6-8pm

    • Monday 27th May, 6-8pm

    • Monday 3rd June, 6-8pm

    • Monday 10th June, 6-8pm

    • Monday 22nd July, full day

Who can apply

The group is open to any individual who is:

      • A current resident local to Hull with a HU postcode;

      • Over the age of 18;

      • Yet to have had a play performed of more than 60 minutes in length.

How to apply

Please send us, in either writing, video or audio format, a brief outline of who you are, your writing experience(s) so far, why you want to write a play specifically and an outline of the idea(s) you’d like to see on stage. You can also arrange a phonecall or visit to speak with us face-to-face instead, if you prefer this approach.

Send your applications to reverb@middlechildtheatre.co.uk before midday on Monday 29th April 2019.

See also

Middle Child Library ​