News from - ‘menagerie’

Let Newton Be! tour starts in the UK

March 16th, 2011

 Part of Cambridge science Festival 2011

See more information on the Cambridge Science Festival Website 

You can now follow Little Isaac on Twitter

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UK Tour Dates – March 2011

16th March @ 7.00pm Let Newton Be! @ Ron Cooke Hub, York BUY TICKETS  NOW

19th March @ 2.30  Let Newton Be! @ Howard Theatre, Cambridge BUY TICKETS NOW

19th March @ 7.30pm Let Newton Be! @ Howard Theatre, Cambridge BUY TICKETS NOW

22nd March @ 7.30 Let Newton Be! @ Mercury Theatre, Colchester BUY TICKETS NOW

23rd March @ 7.30 Let Newton Be! @ Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham BUY TICKETS NOW

24th March @ 2.15 Let Newton Be! @Macready Theatre, Rugby TICKETS AVAILABLE  NOW

26th March @ 7.00 Let Newton Be! @ Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow BUY TICKETS NOW

28th March @ 7.00 Let Newton Be! @ Royal Society, London BUY TICKETS NOW

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Let Newton Be! in rehearsals

March 9th, 2011

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Menagerie and The BBC nominated for The Sony Radio Awards

February 28th, 2011

Menagerie and The BBC have been nominated for The Sony Radio Awards
for their radio drama project Echoes From The East. The award
nomination is in the catergory of  “Production  which celebrates the
work of producers and feature makers”.

Listen to the nominated work here



Newton Rehearsals Start

February 15th, 2011

Rehearsals for the greatly anticipated Let Newton Be! started yesterday.

Touring the UK and US this March and April. Find out more and buy tickets now!

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Literary Associate Position @ Menagerie

January 12th, 2011

Menagerie are looking for a Literary Associate to;

  • Assist in the preparation for Sparks; a regional new writing project
  • Read scripts & write script reports
  • Select plays for readings
  • Liaise with writers on script development
  • Direct one of the readings at Sparks

For full Job description and information pack click here

Any questions email




December 15th, 2010

Open submission of new work by all writers

Submission deadline: 28th March 2011

Performance weekend: 20-22nd May 2011.


  • Sparks is the first major opportunity for Playwrights to work with Menagerie in 2011.
  • Sparks is the stepping stone to being produced at Hotbed 2011, our festival of new writing.
  • Sparks results in a weekend of works-in–progress. It includes readings, workshops and other events in advance of Hotbed.
  • At the Sparks weekend in Cambridge, we will perform staged-readings of four new one act or full length plays.

Click Here for more…



A date for your diary

December 8th, 2010

A date for your diary: Let Newton Be! By Craig Baxter premieres 19th March 2011 at the Cambridge Science Festival (Click here for information) and continues on tour in March and April 2011 in the UK and US. For more information on the production click here. Please watch the original and improved video by clicking here.



The Pillar Session on workshop methodologies

November 30th, 2010

logoArtistic Director Paul Bourne is leading The Pillar Session on workshop methodologies (with Menagerie Chairman Lester Lloyd-Reason), at The USASBE annual conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina in January 2011. This is the premiere conference on entrepreneurship in the USA and follows Paul’s appearance in November at the equivalent conference in Moscow.

For more info click here. To talk about training opportunities using The Arts call us! 07876 680145. Or email


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David Edgar

October 27th, 2010

Hotbed 2010 presents a new writing masterclass with David Edgar one of England’s finest playwrites on Sunday 14th November at 11.00am-13.30pm . See Hotbed 2010 for more details.


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October 26th, 2010

Menagerie is up and running on facebook please click here to JOIN! We will be updating the page with news and information on new productions regularly. Find out for yourself………………