Hebden Bridge Little Theatre’s second Festival of New Drama, was staged in July 2022. The Festival should have gone ahead in 2020, but had to be postponed twice due to Covid. The Festival marked the culmination of the Play Write! 2020 new play writing competition. From an entry of more than eighty, half-hour plays, the following were chosen to receive their world premières at the Little Theatre:

Lightning Once by Martin Pursey, directed by Jenny Gore
Angle of Drift by Jonathan Skinner, directed by Sharon Kelly
Terminal 1 by Dave Payne, directed by Vaughan Leslie
Happiness is a Journey by John Hill, directed by Katrina Heath

The Judges’ Prize, and the trophy, for the overall winner of Play Write! 2020, went to Jonathan Skinner, for his comedy, Angle of Drift.

Rehearsal photographs © Vaughan Roberts.
Terminal 1 images, from a video by Nigel Town.
Angle of Drift, writer, director and cast: Jonathan Skinner, Sharon Kelly, Michael Griffiths, Kyra Marie (photo by Maurice Claypole).