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Jump Start – Showcase for New Writing Talent

Malvern Cube

By: Andrew Bright | Arts, HUB Partners | November 7, 2017

This month will see the return of the Jump Start Showcase.

The second event of this innovative project, which brings together local writers, directors and performers to present new theatre, will feature a showcase of new work as well as a writer’s workshop.

Funded by Arts Council England, and part of Worcestershire Arts Partnership’s 1000 Arts Strategy, the project is an opportunity for writers to try out new ideas, experiment with different forms, integrate into the local arts networks, and get feedback from fellow arts practitioners and discerning audiences.

The 5 new pieces of theatre are:

  • ‘Killer Joke’ by Ben Mowbray
  • ‘The 25p Man’ by Catherine Crosswell
  • ‘Supernova’ by Alex Cofield
  • ‘Sommber’ by Max Dean
  • ‘Aston Expressway’ by Alice Tomlinson

The showcase takes place at Malvern Cube at 7pm on 9 November. The event is free but donations will be accepted.

The Malvern Cube will also be hosting the first in a series of workshops designed to support local writers’ development.

The workshop takes place at Malvern Cube on 12 November from 5-7pm and will be led by Pentabus Theatre Company Artistic Director, Sophie Motley, on the theme of ‘How to Engage with Rural Communities – making collaborative theatre’.

Open to theatre artists of all shapes and sizes from dramaturgs to musicians via writers and performers and designers, this workshop will explore different methods of creatively engaging with and responding to rural communities and issues.

Please feel free to bring with you any stories, encounters, or ideas you have had about rural issues / communities. If you are a musician, do feel free to bring an instrument.

Elaine Knight, Arts Development Assistant, said: “These are wonderful opportunities for local writers to learn from experienced specialists who have been working in this field for many years. They will be challenging, innovative, organic and locally sourced so don’t miss out on this opportunity to see these aspiring new playwrights, and learn from theatre experts.”

Steve Wilson and Lee Farley, Project Managers said ‘We can’t wait to see these new plays and are delighted to be back at The Cube for the performance event. The workshop will also be a great opportunity for writers to get valuable training too.

Workshop places are limited and cost £5 each. Buy your place at

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