Featuring six new one-act plays, WRiTEON Stage Festival hits theatres across Cambridge between 23 and 27 July. Organised by WRiTEON, a forum for local scriptwriters, the festival is the most ambitious project the group has staged, featuring never-before-seen works at the ADC, Corpus Playroom and the Larkum Studio.
Pieces range from a thriller about a bodyguard (Guarded) through to the story of a couple who learn the consequences of taking role play too far (Role Play). “We’re so excited about this project. It’s a great opportunity for audiences in Cambridge to see fresh and outstanding new writing,” says Richard McNally, festival director.
“Some of it’s quite challenging, some is experimental, but each play offers something different and entertaining. All the scripts were judged anonymously, so we have plays from local writers already known to WRiTEON, and some we are working with for the first time.”