Competitions

The Ronald Duncan Prize 2013

The Certainty of Chance Theatre Company in association with the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation are delighted to present the Ronald Duncan Prize 2013. The Ronald Duncan playwriting competition is for new and up and coming writers. For the last two years the competition has been run by Encore drama and has produced two fantastic shows …

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‘Retreats’ Playwriting Competition from Almost Random Theatre seeking 10 min plays (fee required)

Almost Random Theatre is running a Retreats Playwriting Competition, seeking one outstanding 20 minute play to be put on in Oxford in January 2014. The play must be no more than 10 minutes long and require no more than three actors. The theme of the competition is ‘Retreats’. How to apply:  Email your entry to …

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‘Wellbeing’ Playwriting Competition from Almost Random Theatre seeking 20 min plays (fee required)

Almost Random Theatre is running a Wellbeing Playwriting Competition, seeking one outstanding 20 minute play to be put on in Oxford in January 2014. The play must be no more than 20 minutes long and require no more than three actors. The theme of the competition is ‘Wellbeing’. How to apply:  Email your entry to …

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Trinity College London International Playwriting Competition accepting entries of one-act plays for young people (Fee required)

Now in its fourth year, the International Playwriting Competition run by Trinity College London aims to encourage new writing for young performers and audiences around the world. The winning playwright in each category will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000, and will travel to London to see their play performed as part of Trinity’s …

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‘Pitch Perfect’ £12,000 Musical Theatre Prize

Perfect Pitch has announced a new £12,000 award for musical theatre writing, in association with Royal & Derngate Northampton. Selected writers will be asked to ‘pitch’ ten minutes of a brand new musical to a panel of experienced judges including Olivier award winning actors Michael Ball and Janie Dee, director Rachel Kavanaugh (Love Story, Sound of Music), …

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The Space seeking playwrights for writing programme

The Space is seeking playwrights for a brand-new playwriting competition, Script6. Six  up-and-coming playwrights will take part in a six month programme which will include workshops and script development, culminating in writing a brand-new full length play.  The final scripts will be given rehearsed readings by professional actors in a three-day Script6 Festival. A special panel will …

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Update from Soho Theatre on Verity Bargate Award

The bi-annual Verity Bargate Award was due to open again in 2013 but all had been quiet from the Soho Theatre…until now! The Soho Theatre has announced they will indeed be running the award, which will be having its 30th anniversary, and will be including regional theatres as partners in assessing submissions and providing readings …

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Playwriting competition calendar

This Play Submissions Helper, a calendar-style blog, is focused on competitions in the USA, but a number of these are nevertheless open to London playwrights.  Of particular note: the page featuring competitions with cash prizes.   Source: UK Playwrights Facebook Group.