North Cumbria Scriptwriters | Lonely Cloud – Act Your Age

North Cumbria Scriptwriters invite scripts by writers with links to Cumbria on the theme of ‘Act your Age’.  Winning plays are to be performed at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, and at Penrith Playhouse in spring 2024.


  • To enter you must be working in or resident in Cumbria, or a current member of an organisation with its main base in Cumbria.
  • Plays must be 10 to 15 minutes long, for up to four actors, on the theme of Act Your Age.
  • Scripts for radio, screen or musical performance are not acceptable.
  • The six plays selected for performance will require only basic furniture, costumes and props. They will not require scenery or scene changes, but simple effects of lighting and sound may be employed.
  • They must not have been previously published or performed for a paying audience.
  • They will be performed by actors drawn from local theatre groups.


  • Submissions are to be made online by 30th April 2023.
  • Scripts must be in the English language, as a pdf file with minimum 11-point font, with pages numbered and a list of characters on the title page.
  • Don’t use ‘Act Your Age’ as your play’s title.
  • Scripts must not include the writer’s name or contact details.
  • Entrants whose scripts are chosen will be informed by September 2023. Performance dates will be announced in January 2024. Other entrants will not be contacted.
  • This is not a paid opportunity.

Enter using the google form

For updates on the progress and results of the competition see the North Cumbria Scriptwriters blog

Deadline: 30 April 2023

Source: BBC Writersroom

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