New Writing at Robin Hood Theatre

At Robin Hood Theatre we completely revamped our support for new writing in 2018.

In April 2018, we inaugurated a script development group called Play Group, which meets monthly at the theatre. Full details and all the dates for the 2019-20 season are contained in our script development leaflet, which can be opened by clicking the link below.

In September 2018, we opened our script submission window, which gave East Midlands based writers aged 16 and above the opportunity to submit a full-length stage play to our panel of readers. Our reading panel met in January 2019 and selected three scripts, extracts from which were given a rehearsed reading at the theatre on February 25th. The board selected ‘The Library Siege, by Barry Wood, for a three-night run in our New Work slot at the theatre in March 2020.

Robin Hood Theatre continues to offer a level of support for new writing that is seldom provided by amateur companies.



New Work for 2019-20 Season.

We will not be opening a script submission window in 2019. Instead we will be using Play Group as our vehicle for developing scripts this season, between September 2019 and January 2020. Suitable complete scripts will be forwarded to our reading panel, with the intention of three plays being selected for a partial rehearsed reading at the theatre in February 2020. If the board feels that one of these plays shows sufficient merit, it will be included in our 2020-21 season for a three night run in our New Works slot.

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