The programme for the inaugural new play writing Festival – Play Write! – is now confirmed. From an original entry of over sixty, half-hour plays, the judges have chosen four, to be performed at the Hebden Bridge Little Theatre Festival, on Friday and Saturday, 20- 21 July.

The quality of the entries has been outstanding, hence our decision to produce four plays, rather than the three originally planned. The judge’s award for the overall winner of the competition will be kept under wraps till Saturday 21 July, the last night of the Festival, and there will be a vote for the audience favourite, each night.

The plays to be presented, are: Size Zero by Dave Payne, Stranger by Peter Bird, Kelsi and Sam by Amelia Stephenson, and Going Country by Theresa Sowerby.

The plays selected tell contemporary tales of love, obsession and alienation, that will grip and entertain our audience.

We will soon be holding casting auditions for the plays, details of which will be advertised on the website and on Facebook. If you would like to be involved in this exciting new venture, get in touch with the Festival Organiser, Vaughan Leslie: 07415 062810;