Drip Action Theatre Company accepting submissions for Arundel Festival Theatre Trail 2020

Writers are invited to submit plays for the 2020 Arundel Festival Theatre Trail

The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, is now in its twentieth year. It will perform each day from 22nd to 29th August, on each of the Festival’s eight days, eight short plays at eight different venues all over Arundel – in 2019, for example, in the Town Hall, a community centre, a restaurant and the Arundel Football Club. An audience of over 2,000 came to see the eight 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.


Plays should be between 30 and 40 minutes long in English, easily staged, with minimum props and effects, and a maximum of five performers.

Entries (which need not be anonymous) should be sent to:

Drip Action Theatre Trail 2020

The Arundel Festival

Arundel Town Hall

Maltravers Street


BN18 9AP

Deadline: 31st January 2020.

There is no reading fee. One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e-mail) from UK-based writers. Please enclose an SAE if you’d like your play returned. Writers based outside the UK can submit their entry via email.

Their reading committee will select the seven plays that will be performed, along with a specially commissioned piece, with the best submitted script receiving the Joy Goun award of £250 at the Theatre Trail launch in May 2020. Each successful playwright will receive a £200 writer’s fee.

For further information call Bill Brennan on 01903 885250 or 07761 652154 or email info@dripaction.co.uk

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

Deadline: 31 January 2020 

Source: BBC Writersroom

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