Scene at the Museum

Scene at the Museum

WRiTEON invites new and experienced playwrights to create some original drama to be performed at the Museum of Cambridge (formerly the Folk Museum) this autumn.

Our five-hour workshop will start with a brief introduction to the Museum and a warm-up writing exercise. We’ll then take you on a tour through the rickety rooms of this quirky 17th century former inn, where you’ll find hundreds of objects that tell stories about the people of Cambridge and Cambridgeshire over many years.

You’ll have time to choose one or more of the objects on display and use it to inspire a short play – one of up to eight to be staged as a promenade performance in the Museum. You can set your play in the past or the present or even the future – it’s an open brief. At the workshop there will be time to write and share your ideas with other writers and the workshop leader.

Then you’ll have a month to produce your first draft. We’ll help you with any historical research you may need and we’ll make suggestions to help you develop your script. Later you’ll meet the actors and directors who will bring your words to life.

The workshop takes place on Saturday 30 June from 10.00 till 3.00 at the Museum of Cambridge, 2/3 Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AG. The fee is £40 (£35 for WRiTEON members). We’ll provide tea, coffee etc. but we ask you to bring a packed lunch.

We have to limit the number of places to twelve. To book your place, please email

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