Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission

Middle Child Theatre, based in Hull, are always on the lookout for writers to commission. They are specifically interested in working with writers on gig theatre.

There are a number of strands of work for which they are seeking writers, from full-length and under 70 minute plays to short play festivals and longer-term seed commissions.

Criteria:  You can either send work written specifically for this call out or pre-existing work, but please consider the following guidelines:

  • Must include live music at its heart
  • Be completely original (no adaptations or reworkings of classics)
  • Be written for between 3 and 5 performers

They are particularly interested in work that:

  • Is set in, or relevant to, the North of England
  • Tells ‘untold’ stories
  • Passes the Bechdel test and features female characters who do not exist purely in relation to male characters
  • Acknowledges its audience in this space at this time
  • Prioritises theatre as a social event – bringing people together for a good night out with big ideas in it
  • Reflects the diversity of the country

How to apply: To apply, send the first 10 pages of an original script or a one page treatment with a sample scene to scripts@middlechildtheatre.co.uk.

Deadline: Ongoing

Source: BBC Writersroom

2 thoughts on “Middle Child Theatre seeking scripts to commission”

  1. I have full-length play scripts which seem to comply with requirements including “music at its heart.”
    I am also working with others to develop children’s theatre at a base in Wales.
    Could you let me know your postal address?

    1. Kimberley Andrews

      Hi Ralph,

      We just repost these opportunities so please contact the organisers directly with any questions.

      Best of luck!

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