The two theatres are bringing together 19 promising talents to create a digital anthology series.

Designed to be read aloud, recorded and shared, ImagiNation is a collection of short stories that aims to unite people and communities around the country through the art of storytelling.

Each story has been written by established and new talent writers including: Jon Brittain, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Ryan Calais Cameron, Alex Critoph, Zinnie Harris, Matilda Ibini, Asif Khan, Geraldine Lang, Bethan Marlow, Eoin McAndrew, Nicholas McQuillan, Nessah Muthy, Amy Ng, Chinonyerem Odimba, Lettie Precious, Leo Skilbeck, Julie Tsang, Daniel Ward and Theatre Centre patron Roy Williams.

All of the stories will be released for everyone in the nation– individuals, families, flatmates, school children, care homes and youth theatres – to
submit their version, bringing writers and communities together across the country in exciting and unpredictable acts of everyday creativity. In turn, Theatre Centre and Theatre503 will use a selection of these recordings to create a patchwork of the nation. They have teamed up with Nick Hern Books, one of the UK’s leading play publisher and performing rights licensors, to be the Publishing Partner for ImagiNation.

Rob Watt, Artistic Director of Theatre Centre said: “We wanted to be able to give families, young people, friends, flatmates something that they could have fun with, as a distraction or a way to reflect on the oddness we are all experiencing. I am super excited to be working with Theatre503 and nineteen frankly awesome writers. I can’t wait to see what the nation creates.”

Recordings can be submitted until 6pm Wednesday 10th June 2020 through Theatre Centre’s website.


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