As Latitude 2008 approaches (it's on between July 17 and 20, lest you forget), here's an exceptional chance to help write a play that'll be performed at the festival.

As Latitude 2008 approaches (it’s on between July 17 and 20, lest you forget), here’s an exceptional chance to help write a play that’ll be performed at the festival.

In the Theatre Arena, the Bush Theatre will be presenting

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover – A Collection of Short Plays especially commissioned for Latitude 2008. The Bush has quite a reputation for showcasing brilliant new playwrights, and their plan for Latitude is simple.

If you visit the 50 Ways page at the Latitude website, you can leave – anonymously – your very own story about how a relationship ended. The Bush will then commission five emerging playwrights to create new plays based on your tales – plays which, of course, will be premiered at Latitude.

According, to The Bush’s Literary Manager Abigail Gonda, “Latitude is an incredible opportunity for emerging theatre talent to showcase their wares and entertain a heaving tent of excited festival goers with the most brilliant new plays. It is a completely unique forum for new plays to be performed and it’s opened up our work to a whole new audience.”

Sounds pretty intriguing to us. Why not have a go?