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.

Polar Inspiration

New drama inspired by and performed at The Scott Polar Institute, Cambridge on Monday 13th April at 7.30pm.

Tickets £6, including a guided tour of the museum after the performance, from Brown Paper Tickets.

Monologue Writing Course

A series of four workshops at Cambridge Junction on Tuesdays, 21st & 28th April, 5th & 12th May, 7.30-9.30pm. £60 (Members £50).

Be guided through writing your contribution for our MaD (Monologues and Duologues) Festival. This course is aimed at beginners but any writers interested in going back to basics are welcome.  More details here.

MaD (Monologues and Duologues) 2015

One or two characters in search of an audience. Treat yourself to four evenings of distinctive new drama. This ever-popular WRiTEON event runs over four Sundays, with a different programme of four or more pieces for one or two actors, each week. As an audience member, you’ll have the opportunity to give your feedback on the scripts. The plays are short (up to 20 minutes each) and are performed script-in-hand by our team of talented actors.

“The feedback on the night was very helpful and encouraging” (Writer)

 “Love all the stuff WRiTEON do, proud to part of it.” (Actor)

“ I think the range of activities and opportunities that WRiTEON is currently offering is rich and impressive.” (Writer)

Performances: Sundays 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th July at 7pm in the ADC Theatre Bar.
Script submissions deadline: Sunday 17th May (we are currently reviewing the guidelines and submission process – more details soon.)
Casting: Sunday 14th June (time and venue tbc).
Directing workshop: Sunday 31st May. £30 (members £25) Book at  corpusplayroom.com.

More details here.


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

Fundraising Quiz Night

Following our successful quiz night in September 2014, the next one will be on Friday 8th May. Tickets are £12 which will again include a Ploughman’s supper and wine and there will be a raffle. Venue to be confirmed (Cambridge). Save the date and start assembling your team! E-mail quiz@writeon.org.uk to book.

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 will be on Thursday 16th Apri. E-mail julia@writeon.org.uk if you would like to attend.

Dates for your Diary

Monday 13th AprilPolar Inspiration Performance
Monday 13th AprilImprov beginners course starts (8 Mondays)
Thursday 16th AprilScript Feedback Group
Tuesday 21st AprilMonologue Writing Course starts (4 Tuesdays)
Wednesday 29th AprilImprov improvers course starts (8 Wednesdays)
Friday 8th May – Quiz Night
Sunday 17th May – MaD Submissions Deadline (see note under MaD)
Sunday 31st MayDirecting Workshop
Sunday 7th June – Summer Party
Sunday 14th June – MaD Casting Session
Sunday 5th July – MaD Week 1
Sunday 12th July – MaD Week 2
Sunday 19th July – MaD Week 3
Sunday 26th July – MaD Week 4

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