Join Pentabus for Into the Unknown which showcases 12 new short plays written by young writers from Shropshire and Herefordshire.

Directed by Andrew Sterry and Balisha Karra and performed by professional actors, the plays are a culmination of a 10 month new writing course for young people aged 16 – 25 run by Pentabus, and reflect the diverse range of voices within the group. From vegans and missing children to murder and corruption, the stories transport us from village shops to corporate boardrooms via mysterious woods and a post-apocalyptic classroom. Together we journey Into the Unknown.

This year's graduating Young Writers are - Tegan Askey, Callum Beardmore, Josh Cropper, Liv Enefer, George Goodwin, Zia Holloway, Fin Pardoe, Emma Robinson, Harry Rolls, Sam Townley Evans, Ellie Wallwork and Charlotte Vince.

Pentabus Theatre Company’s ground-breaking Young Writers Group is a free playwriting programme for young people aged 16-25 from rural areas. The programme offers a series of evening workshops with professional playwrights, actors, directors, producers and designers, affording young people an invaluable creative outlet and a springboard into further study and the arts industry.

Pentabus Artistic Director, Sophie Motley, said: "Having learnt how to write short plays, each of our young writers is taking the brave and rare final step in the role of a playwright – seeing their play rehearsed and professionally produced. We’re thrilled to be working with such a talented group of young people from the Marches, and sharing their ferocious and original imaginations with our local audiences."

Into the Unknown will be at The Courtyard on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9 and 10 at 7pm. To book, call the box office on 01432 340555 or visit