Greater Manchester Fringe 2015


The Hive

Welcome to the Hive

The Greater Manchester Fringe are delighted 

to share with you The Hive.
A new Arts Council Supported curated branch of the fringe.


We will be seeking out three new writers/performers.

1 Spoken Word artist who wants to develop an hour long show

1 Comedian who hasn’t yet performed / written an entire 1 hour Fringe show

1 Writer who has a brilliant idea for a Duologue.


From January 2019 we will be developing and mentoring their work alongside some very special industry professionals, and then sharing the work in a week long performance run across various venues as part of our 2019 Greater Manchester Fringe programme.15th – 21st July 2019.


Each artist will work with their industry specific mentor to develop the quality of the work.

We will offer regular consultations, editing help, feedback and production meetings with GMF and Write for the Stage to ascertain progress, offering support where required, and keeping each project on track.

We will also support the artists by covering fringe entry costs, rehearsal space, venue hires, PR, and pay for the performances.

How to apply
Send us a 1 page PDF to
Subject line – Hive Submission – Category you are applying for.

Your full name & where you are based (you don’t have to be based in Manchester)
Tell us about what you want to do
Tell us about your influences and give us a little insight into your idea.
Tell us a little about any experience you’ve had already with writing / performing
Include any social media links

Applications will close 10th December
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a pitch night 9th January 2019
from 7pm at Salford Arts Theatre, Kemsing Walk, Tunbridge Square, Off Liverpool Street, Salford, M5 4BS

The final 3 chosen artists will be notified by 16th January 2019.

Comedy Short List
Anna Spark
Ash Preston
Catherine Burgis
Gemma Roberts
Jeff Downs
Lew Fitz
Lewis Costello
Michael Carter
Phil Carr
Poppy Collier
Sian Davies
Thomas Short

Duologue - Long List 
Adam Brooks
Aisling Caffrey
Alan Keogh
Alex Keelan
Anna Girolami
Chris Delaney
Christopher Moore
Fiona Hunt
Hannah McDonald
Jane Postlethwaite
Laura Harper
Marie Greenhalgh
Natasha Ryan
Patrick Thomas Maguire
Paul Joe Osborne
Phil Charles
Rachel McMurray
Rachel Tookey
Scott Davenport
Stefanie Moore

Duologue - Short List
Laura Harper
Rachel McMurray
Stefanie Moore
Phil Charles
Natasha Ryan
Hannah Macdonald
Patrick Maguire
Aisling Caffrey
Scott Davenport

Spoken Word - Short List
Andrew Duffy
Bryony Bates
Frankie Lee
Jordan Fleming
Maz Hedgehog
Patrick Hollis
Simon Widdop
Stephen Titley