PLEASANCE PARTNERSHIP

The Pleasance partnership

For the second year running, we’re partnered with leading Edinburgh venue the Pleasance to support and develop a Midlands-based artist looking to take their work to the Fringe Festival.

This year, we’re delighted to be working with Holly Boyden to take her work to the Edinburgh Fringe!

Keep an eye out for Holly’s work at the Edinburgh Fringe this year and for future applications for the partnership opportunity.

Holly Boyden

Holly Boyden is an emerging writer from Nottingham. Her most recent full length piece for stage, IT KIND OF LOOKS LIKE A DOUGHNUT was directed by Natasha Kathi-Chandra and was initially developed during Holly’s time on the Soho Writer’s Lab. The play was supported and further developed by the inaugural In Good Company Take Off bursary and Arts Council England Project Grants and was first staged at Nottingham Playhouse’s Neville Studio and Arena Theatre Wolverhampton in autumn 2019. Holly trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and started writing in order to create stories which didn’t diminish, scathe or sentimentalise the experiences of queer and working class womxn.

To support her writing Holly also works as an assistant script editor on the Channel 4 screenwriting course and as a development assistant in scripted television drama.