About the festival

The Young Harts Writing Festival is an exciting opportunity that will see five young writers go head to head with five professional writers in a two- night festival on the 8-9th April 2016 at the Lyric Hammersmith! All ten plays will be performed in the Lyric’s refurbished Studio space.

All ten plays will be directed by Roy Alexander Weise (Royal Court Theatre Trainee Diretor) and produced by Ann Akin (Harts Theatre).

The decision was extremely tough but we are pleased to announce our winners:

Sarah Milton

Conor Carroll

Fintan Daneen 

Saffia Kavaz 

Tom Taborn

These writers will receive mentorship from playwrights Arinze Kene, Isley Alana Lynn, Lukey Barnez, Phoebe Eclair-Powell and Somalia Seaton alongside a masterclass with Rikki-Beadle Blair. Their plays will then be performed alongside their mentors at the Lyric Hammersmith 8th and 9th April.