The Bread & Roses 2015 Playwriting Competition (£50 prize)

The Bread & Roses Theatre is a new fringe theatre venue in Clapham, South London.  For their 2015 Playwriting Competition, they are now looking for a one-act-play to be produced by their in-house theatre company as part of the Clapham Fringe in September 2015.

What to submit:

  • Length: 45-65 minutes
  • Cast: No more than 4 actors & at least an equal amount of female roles
  • Set: Needs to be written for, or realistically doable with, a basic set-up
  • Theme: “We are not looking for a specific topic or theme, but a great gem of a script with the potential to take further”


  • a  short professional production run as part of the Clapham Fringe in September 2015 at The Bread & Roses Theatre
  • £50 prize  (plus a  share of profits, if any are made)

How to apply:

  • Fill in your application through the form on their website (scroll to the bottom of the page) or send details to with the title ‘Clapham Fringe Scripts’.
  • There  is no fee to enter, but  they are not able to give feedback on, or reasons for, scripts not selected.
  • Scripts must be submitted in word or pdf format only. Scripts submitted in other formats will not be considered.
  • Writers of any background and experience are welcome to apply.
  • Scripts  must not have been staged or published (though it’s fine if they’ve had rehearsed readings or  extracts presented).
  • Writers previously featured at one of the Bread & Roses’ short play nights,    The Platform ,  are welcome to enter the playwriting competition as well and will have the same chances of winning as everyone else.
  • They are not looking for scripts with a cast, director and/or a production team already attached.
  • Deadline for submissions is  12pm (UK time)  on 30th April 2015 and no exception will be made, including technical difficulties, so make sure to submit in time!

Deadline:  30 April 2015 at noon

Source:  Playwriting UK Facebook Group

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