opportunity: hotbed 2015 commissions announced

Hotbed is The Cambridge New Writing theatre festival produced by Menagerie Theatre Company, co-produced with the Cambridge Junction and presented in association with Soho Theatre.

Held since 2002, festival commissions have included work by Tim Etchells, Naomi Wallace, Steve Waters, Fraser Grace, Ed Harris, Diane Samuels, Jane Upton, Chris O’Connell and Janice Okoh as well as dozens of first-time and up-and-coming writers.

For 2015  we are looking to commission new work for the festival which will be developed as  Showcase Festival Productions in Cambridge in 2015 and as full productions for national and international touring in 2016 and beyond.

See the commissioning briefs below for full information.

The Deadline for applications is 9th March 2015


Hotbed What’s Up Doc 2015 Commissioning brief-1

no strings attached: Holly&Ted on Pond Wife

In October 2014, we awarded Holly&Ted £1000 as part of the no strings attached scheme to make a contemporary adaptation of the classic fairytale, The Little Mermaid. Holly has written us blog about their journey so far…

Credit: Will Patrick

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