Untold Tales – Playwriting Festival

Untold Tales – Playwriting Festival 2018-05-21T10:57:45+00:00

Untold Tales is a brand new festival for Year 4 students and above created to help unlock the creative ideas bubbling inside every young person.

Over the course of the festival, students will work with professional storytellers, experienced playwrights and authors, and see their stories performed by professional actors.

On 3rd July 2018, selected plays written as part of the festival will be performed by a company of professional actors at the Marina Theatre.

Untold Tales is divided into three parts, each with its own focus.

Act One: Telling Tales, Act Two: Words, Words, Words, Act Three: Pens to Paper.


Diary Dates

January – March 2018

Act One & Act Two workshops delivered in schools

April – May 2018

Act Three begins & Easter writing workshops

June – July 2018

Schools performances (if applicable)

3rd July

Untold Tales Festival performance at the Marina Theatre.


The festival will be led by storyteller Simon Bridge, playwright James McDermott alongside three facilitators – Lisanne van Ingen, Will Isgrove and Lizzie Stanley.

Click the Untold Tales Download Pack which introduces the team,  themes and objectives, as well as helping to get some ideas going!

The project is for year 4 students and above and is delivered in schools – unfortunately, as a result, individuals can’t sign up.

This project is part of Making Waves Together, a wider partnership project led jointly by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Waveney District Council, and funded by the national Great Place Scheme, which is seeing communities and organisations in both areas work together to boost the cultural offer and drive cultural re-imagination as a way of supporting success in the seaside towns.

Making Waves Together is largely funded with a grant from the Great Place Scheme, delivered by Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England.