Tour the Writer

Welcome to Tour the Writer, a new writer development programme in partnership with leading theatres across the country.

This project exists to create a local, regional and national network of writers and storytellers, whilst offering ongoing support, development and mentoring from Paines Plough and our partner venues.

Our partner venues are:

  • Theatre Royal Plymouth
  • Landmark Theatres: Peterborough and Barnstaple
  • Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
  • Mercury Theatre, Colchester
  • Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
  • Freedom Studios & Bradford 2025, Bradford

The project kicked off in 2023 with Open Writer’s Labs at each venue, giving budding writers the opportunity to meet the team, connect with each other, and begin your development journey.

This was followed by one-to-one meetings between venues and writers (called ‘Talk to Us’), and two online masterclasses on ‘Structure’ and ‘Demystifying the Industry’, with panellists Katie Posner, Gillian Greer, Nathan Queeley-Dennis, Chloë Moss, Aisha Zia, Mike Bartlett and Charlie Josephine.