Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking plays set in a pub

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: Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking plays set in a pub

Description: Threadbare Theatre is launching its playwriting competition and is looking for a play set in a pub.

Threadbare says: “We love working on new writing and on plays that fit our space perfectly. We are now launching a playwriting competition to find a brand new play that we will stage in the upstairs bar of The Crown Inn, Oxted. We are accepting scripts for production in our Autumn 2017/2018 season on the theme “The local”.

What’s so great about it? Well,  in the midst of the big competitions this year, sometimes it’s nice to write something just for plain old fun. And what could be more fun than drawing upon your experiences of, er, the pub? Unless of course all your memories are gin fuelled embarrassment, in which case, maybe you could come up with something fictional or write about your friends? The winner of this one actually gets their work performed in a pub so not only do you get to see your work on stage, in front of an audience, but it also sounds like a good night out. The brief is pretty open for this and they are accepting plays of anything from 30 minutes – 2 hours in length, all they ask is that the cast is no bigger than 3 actors. You’ve got until 16 June to submit.

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.

Photo courtesy of Image by Wagner T Cassimiro via Flickr Commons CC License. 

1 thought on “Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Threadbare Theatre’s playwriting competition seeking plays set in a pub”

  1. If you like plays set in pubs why not come and see our play at The Brighton Fringe Festival ‘Time Please’ The Bee’s Mouth – Hove. ‘A lock-in like no other’.


    ‘The writing is fabulously blackly comic and timed to perfection.’
    Deirdre O’Halloran Literary Associate, Soho Theatre.

    ”The bastard child of ‘Dog Day Afternoon… A must see’
    ”A fast-paced, wise-cracking, full-on thriller of a show. Very well written and emotionally charged. Funny and moving by turns. A great, intimate, surprising night out”.
    ”Unexpected, powerful, brilliant, great and pertinent subject matter – surprising and moving. 10/10”. Doon Mackichan

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