14th Annual WriteFest

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11-14 September 2019 (inc Saturday matinee performance)

Seven brilliant new short plays in our 14th Annual WriteFest.

The Bumblebee by Caroline White
A patient wants answers from their doctor. Why are they not allowed to leave this hospital and return to their daughter? And why have they no memory of what led them here?

Cat in a Box by John R. Goodman
Never take over a cat’s cardboard box. Especially if you’re the ‘other’ cat. It may lead to discussions on quantum theory. And fish sticks!

The Cord by Liz Carroll
Angela tells her poignant tale of a daughter/mother relationship and the pain of watching a loved one inflicted by an illness. 

The Costume Department by Emily Goode
Comedy caper as two Costume Department volunteers bicker over how best to organise the costumes and their unorthodox fundraising schemes in this brilliantly funny comedy.  

How To Put A Scratch In A Dinghy by David Pearson
When Zara witnesses a disturbing incident at a club, she takes matters into her own hands.  But at what cost? Has she gone too far? A gripping and thought-provoking drama about social media and real-life consequences. 

Meeting Mrs Grim by Anthony Travis
Jonathan has a visitor, and she comes equipped with a scythe. As the clock counts down, he soon realises that it’s not all fun and games for Mrs Grim. 

Perversions by Dan Clarke
Three strangers; one mystery. One cannot see, one cannot hear, one cannot speak.  What has brought them here? And what lies ahead? A dark and captivating thriller.

Comedy, drama and the downright surreal; there's something for every taste at WriteFest.


The Cast

The Bumblebee - Directed by Steph Gunner-Lucas

  • Doctor - Esther Arzola

  • Patient - Emma Kellow

Cat in a Box - Directed by Guy Nicholls

  • Cat - Esther Arzola

  • Box - Faith Mansfield

The Cord - Directed by Penny Wenham

  • Angela - Ali Carroll

The Costume Department - Directed by Caroline White

  • Angie - Liz Carroll

  • Reb - Trish Grimes

How To Put A Scratch In A Dinghy - Directed by Francesca Alfano

  • Zara - Alex Salisbury
  • Hannah - Juliet England
  • Man - Iesa Khan

Meeting Mrs Grim - Directed by Jo Metcalf

  • Mrs Grim - Liz Carroll
  • Jonathan - Matthw Whitney

Perversions - Directed by Rik Eke

  • Eyes - Matthew Whitney
  • Ears - Sam Bessant
  • Mouth - Poppy Price