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Script Development Fund

Invest in the next generation of Scarborough plays

Tim Firth, writer of Calendar Girls on stage and screen and The Girls musical with Gary Barlow says:

"I’ve benefited from the SJT’s willingness to take a chance on a new writer – my play Neville’s Island was born in Scarborough and is still in production around the world over 25 years later.

You have to be brave to commission a new writer with no track record at the box office in these difficult times. That ethos of bravery dates back to Stephen Joseph giving Alan Ayckbourn the chance to write his first play.

Believe me, it’s rare to find a network like the SJT’s that can support a writer. But it’s the most exciting that theatre can be. For the playwrights. The actors. And you the audience. The chance for 'outsiders' to be part of that genesis, indeed to parent it, is a rare and fabulous one."

Donate to the Script Development Fund today and you’ll be investing in a brand new play by supporting either a line, a page or a whole scene.

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Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
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