What’s been and what’s happening at 24:7?
First Casting Call announced – Gary: A Love Story
ANDREW, MID TWENTIES, MIXED RACE (BRITISH / JAMAICAN)
Andrew is thoughtful and intelligent, with a touch of bottled-up rage.
GARY, EARLY TWENTIES, MIXED RACE (BRITISH / JAMAICAN)
There’s something wrong with Gary. He’s enthusiastic, playful … but strangely damaged.
Deadline: Monday 25th May.
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24:7 Call for Volunteers
Every year the 24:7 Theatre Festival relies on a team of volunteers to keep
things running smoothly. It’s a Big Weekend this time, as you know – from 24 – 26 July – and we’re looking for a group of enthusiastic, hard working theatre lovers to help us out.
‘Really enjoyed it, has been invaluable in providing networking opportunities within the industry and I saw lots of local theatre free of charge!’
Areas for volunteering include Box Office, Bar, Back Office, and indoor & outdoor audience management.
As well as the opportunity to earn free tickets, you will get an invitation to the Big Closing Party! Training will be provided prior to Festival Weekend, so no vast experience is required.
‘I will definitely be volunteering in the future – I thoroughly enjoyed my
If you’re interested, please email volunteer(at)247theatrefestival.co.uk for an
24:7 Festival Weekend 2015: This Year’s Plays
After months of submissions, adjudications, mentoring sessions and re-drafts, we are delighted to announce the FOUR plays (we were only looking for three…) chosen for this year’s Big Festival Weekend:
Gary – A Love Story by James Harker
Madness Sweet Madness by Georgina Tremayne
The Plant by James Kerr
We Are The Multitude by Laura Harper
Congratulations to the chosen four, and a big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted, read, adjudicated and mentored for us. It’s been a great process.
Directing decisions and casting calls will be coming soon.
We are looking forward to the productions being performed from 24-26 July 2015 at the Martin Harris Centre, Manchester University.
WHAT IS THE 24:7 FESTIVAL?
The 24:7 Theatre Festival is a unique event, helping to promote new plays while developing the emerging talent of writers, directors, actors, producers and technicians. It has been held annually since 24 July 2004 (hence 24:7) and in that time some 166 productions have been seen in non-theatre spaces across Manchester, including hotels, bars and, in 2008, a music shop.
Scripts submitted for the Festival undergo a blind adjudication process, with feedback offered at each stage. Writers making it through to the final stages receive mentoring and dramaturgical support, essential for writers serious about developing their scripts and careers.
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