Best of Bolton is a fantastic celebratory festival of talent from ‘Bolton and beyond’ and next takes place on Sat 10 November 2018. Why not have a go at taking part?
You can submit your writing for Best of Bolton in any short form – story, poem, monologue, sketch, or a short extract from a novel or play, but it must be no more than 700 words in length or for poetry no more than 30 lines.
Everything we receive will be read, and, although we cannot return manuscripts or feedback on work that isn't selected, the forty best pieces will be read onstage in one of two performances by professional or trainee actors - (whilst our theatre across the road is being excitingly re-created) – in the beautiful Lecture Theatre at Bolton Library.
We are accepting submissions for this year’s Best of Bolton from Tue 12 June until 5pm on Fri 27 July.
“I was absolutely thrilled last November to have my piece ‘Then and Now’ selected by the Octagon Theatre for their Best of Bolton 2017 showcase. It was a great experience from start to finish. The friendliness and professionalism of the theatre staff and the care and attention given to my piece by the director Janys Chambers and the actors Natalie Grady and Arthur Bostrom was a joy.”