Write your first play with a new course from Hull’s award-winning Middle Child

The Middle Child Writers’ Group.

Award-winning theatre company Middle Child are looking for the next generation of writers in Hull to take part in their latest free playwriting course.

The Middle Child Writers’ Group, in association with Hull writer, Tom Wells, is focused on finding your voice and giving you the skills to write your first ever play.

Applicants don’t need to have written anything before, they just need to have a few good stories to tell – funny stories, sad stories, tough stories, tender stories – stories Middle Child are eager to see on Hull stages.

The writers will take part in a series of workshops throughout May, June and July to develop their writing skills, before getting to work on their first drafts.

Tom Wells is a local playwright whose work, including Drip, Jumpers for Goalposts, Folk and Broken Biscuits , has been performed at major theatres across the UK.

Middle Child recently wowed audiences and critics alike with Us Against Whatever , an electrifying cabaret about life in Hull, at the Liverpool Everyman and Hull Truck theatres.

The Writers’ Group is part of Reverb, Middle Child’s artist development programme, which gives people in Hull top-class opportunities to develop their creative side without needing to leave the city.

Applications to join the Writers’ Group are now open and close at 12pm on Monday 29th April.

To apply please send Middle Child, 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 meet with Middle Child face-to-face instead, if you prefer this approach.

Visit www.middlechildtheatre.co.uk for more details or call their office on 01482 221857.

[Jamie Potter – Middle Child]

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