book-and-birdsWRiTEON is a Cambridge-based group that stages rehearsed readings of new drama, enabling writers to develop their work and offering actors and directors opportunities to bring new material to life on stage for the first time. We also run workshops on writing, acting, directing and performance improvisation and hold a regular feedback group for scripts in progress.

First Stage – Submissions reopened

First Stage is our annual series of staged rehearsed readings of new short pieces of drama for two to six actors.  

We received 17 scripts in the first round of submissions, from which the Reading Panel has selected 9 pieces which are listed here. We are now reopening for a second round of submissions.

Revised Submission deadline: Sat 25th Oct. Details are in our submission guidelines.
Casting: Sat 4 Oct, 4.30-6.30pm at Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge CB1 3UZ.
Performances: Sundays 26 Oct, 9 & 23 Nov, 7 & 14 Dec. Tickets are on sale from adctheatre.com (£6/£5 – no booking fee)

Arctic Inspiration

WRiTEON has arranged a special tour of the Scott Polar Institute on Saturday September 27th. Writing inspired by the session will be performed at the Scott Polar Institute in March 2015, as part of a candle-lit evening of drama.  More details here.

WriteThat Play (workshop)

An innovative writing workshop for new and experienced playwrights, with exercises and activities to help you stimulate ideas and develop plots, characters and settings. You’ll get help to build your own dramaturgical skills and the option to work with experienced actors.

The workshops are now fully bookedWatch this space (or subscribe to our newsletter) for details of a possible rerun in the spring.


We run Improv courses throughout the year.  More details here.

Feedback Group

The next meeting of our script feedback group is onThursday 9th October. E-mail julia@writeon.org.uk if you would like to attend.

Dates for your Diary

Sat 27 Sept: Arctic Inspiration (lead-in to new writing event in March 2015)
Sat 4 Oct: First Stage casting
Thu 9th Oct: Script feedback group
Sats 11 Oct, 1, 15 & 29 Nov: Write That Play workshops
Suns 26 Oct, 9 & 23 Nov, 7 & 14 Dec: First Stage Performances

More details of our planned events, and details of non-WRiTEON events that may be of interest, can be found in our newsletter.