The Clive & Sylvia Richards Writer In Residence Bursary Applications Now Open

Pentabus have today opened applications to find their second Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity Writer In Residence.

The £10,000 bursary supports a professional playwright in the early stage of their career, providing the opportunity for the recipient to spend up to a year at Pentabus’ base in South Shropshire. During their time with Pentabus, the recipient will be given the opportunity to write at least one new full length play or piece of theatre, whilst learning more about how a professional theatre company works.

Pentabus was a recipient of the Channel Four Writer in Residence Bursary for three years in a row, an unprecedented achievement. In 2018, they were awarded a grant from the Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity to continue to support a Writer In Residence Bursary for two years. The first recipient of this Bursary was Sophie Ellerby, who will finish her year as Writer in Residence in September 2019.

Previous Pentabus Writers in Residence were Bruntwood Prize Judges Award winner Tim Foley (2016), Joe White (2015) and Simon Longman (2014). Simon won the George Devine award for his play Gundog at the Royal Court, London, and in 2018 his Bruntwood Prize shortlisted play Rails was produced by Theatre By The Lake in Keswick



Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 10am.


For more information regarding the bursary and application process please visit





Published on:
11 Apr 2019


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