Royal Court Writers Group: North was a collaboration between New Writing North, The Royal Court Theatre and Northern Stage, who came together to create a new writers’ group for theatre writers.
Royal Court Writers’ Group: North was open to playwrights based in the North of England, who applied through an open submission process. We were looking for writers who felt they would benefit from being pushed in their craft and the ambition of their writing for the stage. Over three months in 2018, the nine writers undertook sessions with leading UK playwrights Stacey Gregg, Emteaz Hussain, Alistair McDowall, Simon Stephens and Tom Wells and developed their own work.
The first public readings of their plays took place at The Site, at The Royal Court in May 2018, and took place at Northern Stage in September 2018, directed by Royal Court Associate Directors Lucy Morrison and Sam Pritchard, and Northern Stage Artistic Director Lorne Campbell.