Middle Child Writers’ Group

The Middle Child Writers’ Group offers a free introduction to playwriting, led by associate artist and Hull-based writer, Tom Wells.

You don’t need to have written anything before, you just need to have a few good stories to tell – funny stories, sad stories, tough stories, tender stories – stories they’re eager to see on Hull stages.

You’ll take part in a series of five weekly workshops, in-person, focused around finding your voice as a playwright. You will then begin working on a new play, which will receive feedback from Tom and Middle Child artistic director, Paul Smith. There will also be a sixth workshop, working with actors to bring your early texts to life.

2021 Dates
Wed 6 October – 6-8pm
Wed 13 October – 6-8pm
Wed 20 October – 6-8pm
Wed 27 October – 6-8pm
Wed 3 November – 6-8pm

A sixth session will take place at a future date, tbc

The group is open to any individual who is:

  • A current resident local to Hull with a HU postcode;
  • Over the age of 18;
  • Yet to have had a play performed of more than 60 minutes in length.


Wed 15 September.


About Tom Wells
Tom Wells is a Hull-based playwright, whose work includes Drip (Boundless), Broken Biscuits (Paines Plough and Live Theatre), Folk (Birmingham Rep, Hull Truck Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre) and Jumpers for Goalposts (Paines Plough). Middle Child have also adapted two of Tom’s previous Lyric Hammersmith pantomime scripts: Dick Whittington (2016) and Cinderella (2017).

Tom is an associate artist of Middle Child and has led the Writers’ Group since it launched in 2018.



Published on:
18 Aug 2021
Opportunity deadline:
15 Sep 2021


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