Untold Tales – Playwriting Festival

Untold Tales – Playwriting Festival 2018-09-17T14:18:20+00:00

Untold Tales 2019

Untold Tales is back!  The Marina Theatre’s school playwriting festival returns in 2019 and we’d love to have you onboard.  Untold Tales explores stories and how they work, encouraging young people to get creative and helping them capture their ideas on paper in the form of play scripts.  A selection of these scripts will then go to a team of professional actors and be performed on the Marina Theatre stage.  This is a brilliant opportunity for young people to not only improve their writing and language skills but to write about what matters to them and share it with a live audience.

Last year we;

  • Worked with 8 schools across Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth
  • Saved a magical kingdom from an evil unicorn
  • Delivered workshops to 438 pupils
  • Were attacked by zombies
  • Received over 150 submissions
  • Got trapped in a video game
  • Rehearsed and performed 18 scripts
  • Thwarted a mysterious murderer’s schemes
  • Had 6 actors playing 88 roles in just under 2 hours
  • Swallowed a goldfish

And this year we’d like to do it all again, but bigger!

Untold Tales is completely FREE for schools to take part and is open to primary and secondary schools in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

We have a limit of 10 schools this year.

For more information on how to take part please contact Will Isgrove on willisgrove@marinatheatre.co.uk or call 01502 533231.

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.