Posted on: 26th February, 2024

Starting on Monday 26th February, Year 5 and Year 6 students across 12 local schools will be mentored by leading playwrights from the region on how to write their first play. Students participate in two workshops at their school before being tasked with writing a play about whatever their heart desires, often resulting in innovative, reflective and sometimes hilarious pieces of writing. Previous titles include:

Evil King Jeff, The Journey to Glory, When Squirrels Saved the Earth, Slaptoe Pants Saves the World and Karen’s Day Out!

The Creative Learning Team will then read all of the plays written (over 300!) and choose at least 1 from each school to be performed by local professional actors on our main stage, with students invited to witness the mayhem for themselves!

This year, our playwrights are:

Kitty Morgan

Martha Loader

James McDermott

The project has been supported by Suffolk County Council and Ridley Godfrey Foundation, meaning the schools can access the project for free.

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