THE county's new theatre and writing showcase will be coming to the Palace Theatre in Redditch and is calling for new work.

Jump Start is an initiative run by Worcestershire Arts Partnership, supported by Worcestershire County Council, to provide opportunities for new theatre work to be performed.

The current project is looking for new theatre work that has not previously been performed.

It needs to be between 10 and 15 minutes long and low-tech.

The performances require the work to be rehearsed and ‘off-script', ideally from Worcestershire-based performers.

Project co-ordinators Steve Wilson and Lee Farley said they were excited to bring the project to Redditch.

Steve Wilson said: "We are really delighted to be taking Jump Start to the Palace and to work with the team there. We know there are many writers and theatre makers in the town and surrounding areas and we're looking forward to getting new work and seeing what they come up with."

Dave Wilkins from The Palace is also very positive about the prospect of new theatre works being debuted in his theatre.

He added: "We are delighted to be able to host this event in the Palace Studio and hope that the residents of Redditch and the surrounding area will give it their full support and take this opportunity to display their writing talent and potential."

The performances, which will be on May 18, are open for anyone to attend.

It's free entry with a recommended donation of £5 per person.

If you want to send a script or an idea to the Jump Start team, email no more than 20 minutes to

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