Writer Opportunities

Menagerie’s Writer Development work has intrinsically been linked to Hotbed and our production cycle.   More than anything, our chief aim has been about evolving relationships with writers and allowing new plays to emerge in the process.

Young Writers’ Workshops 2020

We are very excited to announce the return of our Young Writers’ Workshops which will take place from September 26th to December 6th  2020.  Funded by the Garrick Charitable Trust and Arts Council England, we will be investing time and resources into developing 8-10 young playwrights.  We will see some of that work on show at the Hotbed Festival 2021.

Full details on how to apply for the Young Writers’ Workshop can be found here.  The deadline for applications is Friday August 28th 2020.  


Call for Scripts 2020

Menagerie are setting aside time in early autumn to receive and read scripts from writers we’ve not worked with before.  We will be reading them with Hotbed Festival 2021 in mind, looking for work which will inspire, engage and excite hungry audiences.

We will announce full details on our website and through social media, once we have the plans in place.  Until this is announced, we will not be able to read any unsolicited scripts.  But we look forward, when the time comes, to reading whatever lands at our feet.