Thanks to grant funding from Arts Council England, Lincs Inspire Arts and Libraries Development are delighted to be working with Breakwater Theatre Company on an exciting new project supporting local playwrights. 

Drama in the Albert Room

North East Lincolnshire-based, Breakwater Theatre Company returns after a short hiatus to bring a mixed programme of work to the Albert Room at Cleethorpes Library. Starting with their traditional favourite, a scratch night with a twist, which will take place as Rough Cuts and Scratches.

Lincs Inspire is offering writers the chance to compete to win a commission.

Enter your writing into the Rough Cuts and Scratches event and the audience vote will decide a first and second prize. These plays will be commissioned to produce an extended version of their script and win £300 each. The winning writers will be mentored by nationally renowned theatre company New Perspectives as they develop the script for performance by Breakwater Theatre Company.

Although the contest is open to all, preference may be given to writers living in Lincolnshire.

Writers can be at any stage of their writing career and of any age but must not have been a member of either Breakwater Theatre Company or New Perspectives.

The play can be on any theme but must feature no more than four actors, should be easy to stage and not require a wide range of props, sets or sound/lighting effects. Monologues are also eligible. The play must not exceed 15 minutes in duration.

Breakwater Theatre Company was established by writer Andy Evans and actress Sara Beasley to promote new writing for the stage in North East Lincolnshire in October 2012. They have worked with over 45 writers and are always looking for opportunities to develop new work.

Writers who wish to be considered for entry to this contest should submit their script in word or pdf format to andy.evans@ntlworld.com no later than Saturday December 15th 2018.

Friday 22nd February, 2019
The Albert Room, Cleethorpes Library
Price: £5 visit Cleethorpes Library or call (01472) 323650.

Join us for what promises to be a really intriguing night of theatre and watch emerging talent as the scripts entered into the Rough Cuts and Scratches competition are showcased to a live audience.

Vote for your favourite, which will see the writers of the top two scripts awarded with a com commission to produce an extended version of their script and win £300 each.

Friday 26th April 2019
The Albert Room, Cleethorpes Library
Price: £5 visit Cleethorpes Library or call (01472) 323650.

Breakwater Theatre Company will premiere a new play by Cleethorpes-based playwright Andy Evans, commissioned by Lincs Inspire. In 2016 Andy’s play “FIT” was performed to wide-acclaim and sold out in London as well as in Grimsby. His follow-up play “Legend” dealing with the issue of rooftop standoffs, also sold out and met with great critical acclaim. Look out for the announcement of the title of this new work in the New Year.


Address: Bradley Football Development Centre, Bradley Road, Grimsby, DN37 0AG.

To talk to Lincs Inspire's Arts Development team about drama in this area, including funding opportunities if you are a local artist, contact rachel.mcwilliam@lincsinspire.com
or call (01472) 323004.