Menagerie’s Young Writers’ Workshop 2024

Menagerie Theatre Company is now accepting applications for their Young Writers’ Workshop 2024.  The YWW is a development programme for playwrights aged 18 – 30 who are based in the East & South-East.  It supports writers to develop a new one-act play with individual coaching & mentoring within a small group setting.  The YWW includes sessions with guest writers, expert & peer feedback, and working with actors & director to prepare an extract for rehearsed reading.

All sessions take place in-person at Cambridge Junction, from January – March 2024.  Menagerie accept up to 8 participants.

To apply, please send the following to

  • A letter of interest (2 pages max) which addresses the following questions:
    1) Why do you wish to be part of the Menagerie Young Writers’ Workshop?
    2) Which theatre writers or performance practitioners inspire you and why?
  • A CV
  • A one-page idea for a 45-50 minute play you would want to write
  • A sample of your writing – up to 50 pages

Full information and details at this link.  Please ensure you read all the information before applying.

Menagerie offer travel bursaries for writers from outside of Cambridge, to help offset those costs.

For more information please visit the website

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 24th November 2023

Source: BBC Writersroom

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