THEATRE buffs are in for a treat at Skipton Town Hall as eight new plays are showcased in one evening.

New Futures, by Pentabus Theatre Company, features the latest work from their young writers group.

The production takes place in Skipton Town Hall at 7pm tomorrow and explores the theme of belonging in a changing world.

This year Pentabus has expanded to include young writers in North Yorkshire giving further opportunity for 15 to 25 year olds from rural areas to create new writing, culminating in a professional production.

The eight short plays explore anything from homelessness to office politics to time machines.

Directed by Sophie Motley and Neil Bull and performed by a cast of six professional actors, audiences will meet a variety of characters from time travellers to reunited friends, a raven to a scientist onto a breakthrough.

Pentabus artistic director Sophie Motley said: “It’s so exciting that our eight writers have connected between Shropshire and North Yorkshire to write a short play each. We’re delighted to explore the issues that affect 15 to 25 year olds in rural areas. The plays are a diverse range of stories representing the fantastic imaginations and ability of our young writers.”

Curator of the Young Writers Group, Tim Foley, said: “It's a privilege to watch these first-time writers grow throughout the year, and these eight short pieces show off their talents marvellously.”

Danielle Daglan, Craven District Council’s programming and venue development manager, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for audiences in and around Craven to experience a new generation of playwrights. These young writers could be some of the big names of the future.”

The free Pentabus playwriting programme offers young writers 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.

Tickets cost £7.50 for adults and £5 for under 25s and are available from the Skipton Tourist Information Centre in Skipton Town Hall or by calling 01756 792809.