Aspiring playwrights invited to submit work in project with theatre company

Papatango and The Quarry Theatre host showcase for aspiring writers
Papatango and The Quarry Theatre host showcase for aspiring writers

If you are a budding playwright but need some help, a new scheme running in Bedford could be right on cue.

There’s the chance of tapping in to some professional guidance from an award-winning theatre company to develop your work if you make it through the first part of the scheme - but the deadline is next week.

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

This scheme will support a group of aspiring playwrights to draft a new play each from January to 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 of any age from across Bedford. Submissions should be made by email to

For details and more information visit (workshops) or call 01234 362335.

Submissions should include a writing CV, a sample scene of no more than 6 to 10 pages in length. Include 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. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, December 18. Visit