Papatango and the Quarry Theatre – Bedford’s newest theatre – launched a free scheme in 2016 to discover and develop Bedford writers and showcase their work. One of the scripts produced on the course, Experience by Dave Florez, will premiere at the Hampstead Theatre in 2017 – an incredible outcome for the course.
The 16 writers were selected from open, anonymous applications, and developed 16 new plays.
The course itself was completely free, kindly supported by house. We hope to run similar courses in the future.