Sparks Press Release


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This is Menagerie’s  annual Sparks new writing event, a warm-up for the Hotbed Festival featuring new plays, workshops, coaching, masterclasses and social events.

3rd July, The Junction, Cambridge 2011


The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX

Workshop – Finding Your Voice  10.00-12.00

With Sarah Dickenson, Head Reader, Soho Theatre. An introduction to playwriting for early career writers. Free Event. ONLY 10 PLACES AVAILABLE. To reserve a space email

Masterclass Workshop 12.00-14.30

With April De Angelis. A practical playwriting workshop with acclaimed playwright (RSC, RNT etc) April De Angelis. For writers who have experience of writing for the stage. £20/£15 Concessions. ONLY 12 PLACES AVAILABLE. To reserve a space email

Staged Readings of new plays

Foxfinder 15.00-17.00

By Dawn King

Directed by Jacqui Honess-Martin

The Plan 17.15-18.00

By Laura Watson

Directed by Patrick Morris

Girl Walks Into A Bar 18.30-20.00

By Matthew Wilkie

Directed by Paul Bourne

All readings FREE – no booking required… each play is followed by a short talk-back.

Professional Development coaching

One to one coaching sessions (1 hour) with Andrew Burton – writer and career coach. £35/£28 Concessions. ONLY 5 PLACES AVAILABLE. For more information click here.

To reserve a space email

BBC Plays

An opportunity to listen to recordings of Menagerie’s short BBC Radio Dramas throughout the day…

The Junction Café/Bar will be open all day for coffees and cold drinks

Menagerie is the East of England’s leading professional new writing theatre company. Now in its eleventh year menagerie hosts the Hotbed festival and tours new work across the UK Europe, and The US.

More information: Writers and creative team are available for interview etc

Press contact: Paul on07876 680145  or