Watermill Theatre looking for writer to adapt Twelfth Night (paid £1,575)

The Watermill Theatre are looking for a writer to adapt Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for The Watermill Ensemble to create an abridged version for a cast of three.

Their acclaimed A Mini Summer Night’s Dream in 2019 saw A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by only three actors tour to secondary schools in the region with a run at The Watermill. They are now looking for a playwright to create an ambitious take on Twelfth Night and deliver a fast paced, lively 75-minute script with an emphasis on storytelling.

The piece will be directed by their Creative Associate Robert Kirby. Fee is £1,575. First draft by late April.

How to apply?

Please send a CV along with a short description of how you would approach the challenge of rewriting Twelfth Night by the end of February to Eilidh Nurse at eilidh@watermill.org.uk. In your application, they are interested in why you think your approach would work for The Watermill Ensemble.

They encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. They will also work with you to make sure any access needs are met.

Deadline: 29th February 2020

Source: Arts Council England

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