“PILOT Nights was a huge help for me developing ‘Beating McEnroe’. The team and audience were super supportive. Alongside all the constructive and enthusiastic feedback after the performance, I left my PILOT Night feeling motivated and excited to take ‘Beating McEnroe’ on to the next stage of development. Thank you.”
– Jamie Wood, Theatre-Maker
Running for seventeen years, PILOT Nights is the region’s flagship work-in-progress and scratch platform. The regular event provides a space where theatre-makers can develop their practice and try out new ideas in an informal and supportive atmosphere.
The PILOT Nights events remain an important part of the creative landscape for the independent theatre sector in the Midlands. Open to artists from across the UK, the events take place in venues across the Midlands.
The programme is managed by a team of local theatre-makers and producers: Rochi Rampal, Pippa Frith, Jo Gleave and Amahra Spence. For each event this core team is joined by a guest Co-Pilot who helps with the curation of the night.