ink or swim

22 Jun & 13 Jul
2-5pm
£8

Curated by award winning writer & Associate Producer of The Hope Theatre  Anthony Orme,  The Hope Theatre is proud to bring back INK OR SWIM; A brand new play reading event designed to connect new and exciting theatre creatives and develop new writing. In an ever competitive market, finding a nugget of gold early can be the difference between success and failure.

Selected plays will be read aloud, across 2 months of events, by professional actors and receive critical feedback from you the audience. Come and see what amazing new work is being written and be the first people to hear it or just come to be in a room of like minded professionals. Whatever your reason, come and play with us!

“Incredibly helpful for developing my piece further.” Jonathan Skinner (Writer)
“Invaluable to any budding writer.” Liam Anderson (Writer)
“An incredible opportunity for new writers and theatre makers alike” The Open Door

SUBMISSIONS
All submissions must meet the following criteria

  • 40 pages maximum or the equivalent of 30 minutes length (not minimum length)
  • Be easily readable by 3 actors
  • Have never had a professional debut

Submissions window closes Saturday 26 May (Selections to be made by Friday 1 June)
Please send all submissions to Anthony.orme@nowyouknowproductions.co.uk with the heading INK OR SWIM. Please include a copy of the piece, the predicted run time, the history of the piece and any casting / character notes.

Box Office opens at 1.30pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 2 hours including without interval and may contain strong language and adult themes.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only.

Refunds and exchanges are not available.

 

starved

16 July - 3 Aug

Lad and Lass are on the run. They’re squatting in a bedsit on one of Hull’s roughest estates and living hand to mouth on a diet of roll-ups, vodka and Cup-a-Soup. Caged by circumstance and warped by their own toxic relationship, will they ever be able to escape and survive?

river in the sky

6 - 24 Aug

Jack and Ellie wanted a family. Then one day, they lost their child and their reality changed forever. Whilst one hides in a caravan, the other visits them and together they tell each other magnificent stories. But will these stories spiral them further into grief or somehow bring them back? 

blood orange

11 & 12 Aug

When fiercely independent female doctor Amy receives a case of a boy with cancer, it propels her back to her childhood and past traumas. She’s confronted by her loss and wants her career to provide the answer, but is it time to take a great leap and fight her demons?

it’s a playception

8 & 9 Sept

Elise and Sirenna have written a play! They have nabbed a great space! They have secured financial backing! They have written a marketing blurb!

They are still not taken seriously.

A play about two women writing a play about two women writing a play about two women writing a play.

call me fury

17 Sept - 5 Oct

“The fire of fear is the only flame that burns bright.”

CALL ME FURY is about The Salem Witch Trials. Sort of. A feral scream of rage, this play is a commentary about sexual politics and feminism today – set to live folk music.

Like a spell: a good spell.” Lyn Gardner

the house of yes

8-26 Oct

There’s a storm brewing at the Pascal family home. Jackie-O is recovering from a nervous breakdown. Twin brother Marty’s headed home bringing a surprise. Younger brother Anthony only has one thing on his mind. And mother’s self-medicating (again). Let the games begin!
The award-winning Hope Theatre team present a rare revival of this deliciously dark comic-drama about a family living in the shadow of the Kennedy clan.

booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)