Are you an aspiring playwright?

Published on 30 November 2015

Are you an aspiring playwright?

Would you like professional guidance from an award-winning theatre company to develop your work? This new writer’s scheme could be for you.

Papatango, a new writing company whose discoveries have won BAFTAs and transferred worldwide, and The Quarry Theatre, Bedford’s newest theatre, are launching a joint scheme to discover and develop Bedford writers and showcase their work.

This scheme will support a group of aspiring playwrights to draft a new play each from January – June 2016, culminating in a rehearsed reading of two of the scripts in the summer. Further development or production is a possibility. 

Papatango invite anonymous applications from writers from across Bedford. Submissions should be made by email to

For details/more info: go to (workshops) or call 01234 362335

Submissions should include a writing CV, a sample scene of no more than 6 - 10 pages in length, and a short cover letter, of no more than 250 words, answering the question "What would developing a script with Papatango mean to you?" These should all be in MS Word or PDF formats.

Submission deadline: midnight on Friday 18 Dec.

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