The world’s quickest theatre festival is being taken over! Join us for 4 plays written by Leicestershire writers aged 8 – 14!!!!

As part of The Spark Arts for children festival, 14/48 Leicester are giving 12 young writers the opportunity to create 4 short plays with the help of a team of professional writers. Across 4 days (Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th May – 10am to 3pm each day), the young writer’s creative skills will be stretched and developed through a series of fun exercises and activities. At the end of day 4, the 4 new plays created will be placed into sealed envelopes and selected at random by a team of professional theatre makers before staging them using the usual time-limited 14/48 process. Spaces are available to take part in the creative writing workshops at a cost of just £30 for the 4 days, inclusive of lunch. Click here for booking details.

Screenshot 2015-04-17 16.03.43In just 10 hours a team of professional directors, actors, designers, musicians and technicians will take the words of our young writers from page to stage, complete with set, costume, props and a live score. Staging our plays for a family-friendly 6:00pmperformance on Saturday 30th MayTickets are available at just £4 each, click here to visit The Y’s website for booking details.

All activity takes place at Leicester’s Y Theatre (located on East Street opposite Leicester Train Station) as the city’s oldest theatre continues to support the city’s newest work.

14/48 Veteran writers Alison Dunne (The Bonemill, Simon’s Birthday, Girls with Balls) and Michael O’Hara (Homeland) will be guiding our young writers through a series of creative writing exercises, using their background knowledge of the festival to help our writers capture their ideas and transfer them to the page.

We’ll also be announcing our team of professional directors, actors, designers and musicians in the coming weeks.

14/48 UK’s Executive Producer – Bob Christer said “We’re delighted to be able to offer young writers the opportunity to see their writing transferred to the stage, and for actors to get their teeth into the freshest kind of writing imaginable.”

This project has been made possible with the continued support of Leicester’s Y Theatre, the generosity of the region’s creative community as well as funding from The Bank of TMC, the European Regional Development Fund , and Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation


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