Arundel Festival Theatre Writers Competition (£250 award)

The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, is now in its seventeenth year. It performs at the end of August, on each of the Festival’s eight days, eight short plays at eight different venues all over Arundel – this year, for example in a community hall, a restaurant, a football club and Arundel Jailhouse. An audience of over 2,000 came to see the eight 2016 Theatre Trail plays.

The Trail is firmly established as one of the major components in the Festival and is a great showcase for both new and established writers, from the UK and beyond.

What to submit:  Plays should be between 30 and 40 minutes long, with practicable casting, props and effects.

What you get:  A reading committee will select the plays that will be performed, with the best submitted script receiving the Joy Goun award of £250 at the Theatre Trail launch in May 2017.

Each successful playwright will receive a £150 writer’s fee.

How to apply:  One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e-mail). Please enclose an SAE if you’d like your play returned.

Entries should be sent to:

Drip Action Theatre Trail 2017
The Arundel Festival
Arundel Town Hall
Maltravers Street
BN18 9AP


For further information call 01903 885250 or email

See also Productions on the Drip Action Theatre website for details of previous Festival Trails

Deadline: 31 January 2017

Source:  BBC Writersroom

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