PlayMakers Takeover

Join Box of Tricks for the latest PlayMakers Takeover bringing together Northern playwrights and theatremakers to connect, collaborate and create. Brace yourself for the thrill of the new: a jam-packed day of creative conversations, insightful workshops, impassioned panel discussions and our first ever BoxFresh showcase of new plays.

10am ~ PlayMakers Culture Café: Local writers and offstage creatives, join Box of Tricks for a coffee and a chat about our PlayMakers Network. Hear all about our latest playwright initiatives and newly launched PlayMakers Offstage programme and add your voice to our ever-evolving plans.

12pm ~ PlayMakers Masterclass: Writing for unusual spaces – Join Box of Tricks’ Associate Playwright Becky Prestwich for a practical workshop exploring writing theatre for non-theatre spaces. Drawing on her experiences with Chip Shop Chips (Box of Tricks) and Under the Market Roof (Junction8), Becky will explore how to write for community spaces including chip shops, libraries, village halls, markets and pubs.

2pm ~ PlayMakers: Queer Here Now: A panel discussion about writing queer narratives in a society that demands heteronormativity. Our panel of local LGBTQ+ playwrights and theatremakers will explore queer voices, queer stories and what it means to be creative
and queer in the world today.

4pm ~ PlayMakers: BoxFresh: Discover the new plays of tomorrow today as our next generation of PlayMakers showcase their talent. Join us for rehearsed readings of extracts from work-in-progress scripts fresh off the page.

  • Age guidance: 12+

Tickets for these events are Pay What You Decide:

£1/£3.50/£5

The suggested price is £3.50

In this Takeover

Presented by Box Of Tricks

PlayMakers Culture Café: Local writers and offstage creatives

Sat 21 Jan

Hear all about our latest playwright initiatives and newly launched PlayMakers Offstage programme and add your voice to our ever-evolving plans.

Read more
Presented by Box Of Tricks

PlayMakers: Queer Here Now

Sat 21 Jan

Our panel of local LGBTQ+ playwrights and theatremakers will explore queer voices, queer stories and what it means to be creative and queer in the…

Read more
Presented by Box Of Tricks

PlayMakers Masterclass: Writing for unusual spaces

Sat 21 Jan

Join Box of Tricks’ Associate Playwright Becky Prestwich for a practical workshop exploring writing theatre for non-theatre spaces.

Read more
Presented by Box Of Tricks

PlayMakers: BoxFresh

Sat 21 Jan

Join us for rehearsed readings of extracts from work-in-progress scripts fresh off the page.

Read more