Monthly Archives: February 2014

Why I Decided to Run a Festival

Curtesy of years, many writers and actors in Merseyside lamented the lack of a good theatre festival in Liverpool. Edinburgh had the, by now world famous, Festival Fringe, Manchester’s 24:7 was established in 2004, Suffolk has its High Tide Festival, and even Barnstaple has a theatre festival. Then, in 2009 came the Write Now Festival.

The Write Now was established specifically to showcase new writing. In its first year, eight new plays were performed five times over the course of ten days in The Actors Studio, a modest eighty-seat venue owned by Pauline Daniels. Continue reading


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