Matchstick Theatre seeking new writing

Matchstick Theatre are a small independent theatre company, set up in late 2015 and based in South East London. They have produced new plays and adaptations in tunnel arches and festivals around London. They are about to open a new arts and theatre space in Deptford, and are taking submission of all types for new work and collaborators.

They are aiming to put on over 15 new plays this year, and are on the hunt for new pieces:

Mainhouse pieces (Full length) will run for 5-8 shows over two weeks, and will be in full production with an attached Director, Composer and Designer.

Development pieces (30 minutes +) will run for 3/4 nights over one week, with a much smaller budget with a focus on developing the writing. A small amount of sound and physical design will be attached.

They are looking for only new writing – original stories, or adaptations. They are particularly interested in unusual viewpoints. Accessible stories are important with clear and simple storytelling.

How to apply: Submissions should be sent to

Deadline for submissions: 20 March 2018 

Source: BBC Writersroom

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