Matt Smith is the star of Doctor Who

Matt at the Royal Court

Doctor Who star Matt SmithNow that Matt Smith is basically a household name it looks like everyone wants a piece of him and that includes the organisations that he used to be involved with!

Smith has recently been appointed as the patron for the Royal Court’s Young Writers Festival which is basically a “full circle” kind of job for the actor.

It was there that he cut his teeth in the profession many years ago with performances such as “Fresh Kills” by Elizabeth Gregory Wilder in 2004, it’s funny to think that as he was starting his career which would lead him to the role of the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston was filming the first new series of Doctor Who as the Ninth Doctor…

This year’s Young Writers Festival will run from February 23rd until April 14th and will showcase two full productions of new plays (Goodbye to All That by Luke Norris and Vera Vera Vera by Hayley Squires) , four staged readings, ten shorter plays and free workshops to get involved in. There will also be some talks (probably on drama) and late night events in the Royal Court bar.

There’s all sorts of information on the Royal Court’s official website which will give you more specific dates and times.


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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