Tristan Bates Theatre


Sparks is an inhouse project designed to support writers and companies in developing a new full-length work for the stage. Bridging the gap between presenting extracts of works-in-progress at scratch nights and the risk of a full-scale production, Sparks offers companies the chance to test a full-length work-in-progress in front of an audience in a safe and supported environment . Work presented at Sparks has often gone on to receive further development and full production both at the Tristan Bates Theatre and elsewhere.

Sparks has been supported by the Golsoncott Foundation, Thistle Trust and Garrick Trust.