We are Playing Up – a group of writers based around Newcastle Upon Tyne.
After completing the Live Theatre Play Writing Course in 2013, many of the group took advantage of the kind offer from Arts in Touch to host a season of script in hand performances at The Bridge Hotel. All the performances were well received and played to a full room. Following this, Playing Up was formed with the intention of supporting each other to continue to write and eventually host our own events.
We have continued to meet regularly over the past year and many of the group have had plays performed locally, including ’10 Minutes to…’ at Live Theatre, ‘First in 3′ at Northern Stage, Alphabetti Spaghetti, Write on Tap and Theatre Space North East. Others have had success in local and national writing competitions and online publishers.
We now have eight new short plays written and Northern Stage are hosting our scratch night on 26th February 2015