Colchester Mercury supporting fresh music and drama talent

Just a week after naming the winners of their Mercury Songwriting Contest (details here), Colchester Mercury Theatre have done even more – by announcing the 15 participants selected to benefit from the Mercury Playwrights Development Programme.

The writers who will be working with them are:
Waleed Akhtar, Sarah Baxter, Gail Egbeson, Jazz Ely, Matt Gurr, Kelly Jones, James McDermott, Ethan Moorhouse, Chileya Mwampulo, Michelle Payne, Ava Pickett, Charlie Platt, Jacko Pook, LLoyd Shankley and Jess Woo.

Over the next nine months, Mercury Playwrights in association with Josef Weinberger Plays will support these promising writers, to guide and mentor them through the process of creating their own full-length play or piece of theatre.

Let’s wish all the selected writers well with their development. Here’s to seeing the output of these promising voices of the future stage.

You can find out more about the programme and the chosen writers on their website here

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