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

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

Performances: Sundays 25th Oct, 8 Nov. 22 Nov & 6 Dec at 7pm in the ADC Bar.
Submissions deadlines: Sun 18th October (for Weeks 3 & 4). More details in our Submissions guidelines.
Casting Sessions: Sun 4 Oct (for Weeks 1 & 2) and Sun 1 Nov (for Weeks 3 & 4). More details for weeks 1 & 2 here.
Directing Workshop: Sun 27th Sept, 11:30am in the Corpus Playroom.  More details and bookings here.

The script selection for weeks 1 and 2 has been announced.  Detail here.

Workshops at Wimpole Estate

We are running workshops at Wimpole Estate Near Royston, Hertfordshire to inspire participants to write short pieces of contemporary and historical drama, celebrating the parkland. The pieces to be performed in June 2016, as part of the Capability Brown Tercentenary festivities.

Introductory Workshop: Sunday 6th September
Follow-Up Workshop: Sunday 11th October

Email workshops@writeon.org.uk for details (if you have already done so and not received a reply, don’t panic, you will do soon).

Feedback Group

Our informal script feedback group group meets at least once a month. It gives an opportunity to meet with fellow writers, and to read aloud and discuss your work.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 29th Sept E-mail julia@writeon.org.uk if you would like to more information.


We run improv courses throughout the year. The next beginners course starts on 5 October. The next improvers class starts on 14 October. More details here.

Dates for your Diary

Sun 6 Sep & Sun 11 Oct – Workshops at Wimpole Estate (details above)
Sun 27 SepFirst Stage directing workshop
Tue 29 SepScript feedback group
Sun 4 OctFirst Stage casting session  (for Weeks 1 & 2)
Mon 5 OctImprov beginners course starts.
Wed 14 OctImprov improvers course starts.
Sun 18 OctFirst Stage submission deadline (for Weeks 3 &4)
Sun 1 Nov First Stage casting session  (for Weeks 3 & 4)
Sun 25 OctFirst Stage performance
Sun 8  Nov First Stage performance
Sun 22  Nov First Stage performance
Sun 6 Dec First Stage performance

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