Opportunities: Pick of the Week – Octagon Theatre Bolton Top Five Festival – accepting submissions

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.

This week’s pick: Octagon Theatre Bolton Top Five Festival – accepting submissions

Description: This year’s submissions window at the Octagon Theatre is open until 5pm on Wednesday, 30 November. The five ‘most exciting and diverse’ scripts will be offered a slot in the Octagon’s Top Five Festival (Wed 1 – Thu 9 March) as part of the Reveal Season, dedicated to the uncovering of new talent.

What’s so great about it?  We know great theatre happens across the whole country, not just in London – so here’s your chance to send your play in to a regional theatre! Twice a year, the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, opens their doors to unsolicited submissions (they don’t take submissions at other times, so it’s worth knowing about this if you want to submit to them!). This year, they are looking for 5 plays to be performed as part of their Top Five Festival. So, if you want the chance to have your play read by one of the North’s most esteemed theatres as well as a shot of being performed as a rehearsed reading with professional actors, this one’s for you. You can find all the details on their website and you’ve got until the end of November to perfect your script!

Read the full details here

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re  not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.

Image via Octagon Theatre

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