"This sounds like a terrible admission for a writer to make, but here we go: words cannot express how excited I am to be joining Pentabus for the year. I’ve had this big silly grin on my face ever since I got the news. Two months into the residency and my smile is going nowhere.
For a company with such a strong local base, Pentabus are renowned nationwide, and it’s well known that this theatre company has set the bar with new writers. Both Simon and Joe, previous Channel 4 writers for Pentabus, have been giving me lots of advice. They’re wonderful artists and they leave very big shoes to fill. We’ve got a great Young Writers group and I’m very pleased we’ll get to take their show to Latitude this summer.
I arrived at the Pentabus Christmas party last year with an incredibly gaudy jumper, and I was delighted to see the entire team wearing festive sweaters as garish as my own – a sign, if one were needed, that these are My Kind Of People. Since moving here I have curled up in the writers’ studio, drank my body weight in cups of tea and attempted to make soup in the kitchen (with varying degrees of success). Oh, and I’ve done some writing too, honest. This is going to be a very good year."
- Tim Foley, Writer in Residence 2016