‘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.