Shook – Writer Submissions

Applications are now open for SHOOK: Summer of 21 @ Belgrave Music Hall on Saturday 21st August! They are looking for the best upcoming creatives from the north. Everyone is welcome >> stand-up comedians, clowns, bands, drag, dance, sketches, musical theatre and everything in-between.

“Imagine the 20th century variety night revolutionised for a 21st-century audience. A diverse line-up of emerging talent, culminating with a DJ Set, bringing the audience and acts together to vibe the night away. SHOOK is a celebration of creativity and new writing. Using stand up, spoken word, music and theatre, the artists challenge the audience as they explore current topics that will make you think harder, party longer and leave feeling SHOOK.”


  • Pieces should be 15 mins max
  • Northern artists – particularly interested in Leeds and surrounding areas.
  • 18+
  • New/original material
  • No maximum of performers
  • Application form includes writers bio, a short synopsis of piece, Dropbox for work & an equality and diversity form.
  • Where possible artists are expected to provide their own performers.

With Leeds Inspired funding, all performers will be paid a small fee and the evening is always a sell-out!

Payment of £30 to each performer [No Maximum of performers]

To apply, follow the link and fill in the application form.


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Deadline: 18 July 2021

Source: BBC Writersroom

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