The Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust’s Pitch Your Play scheme returns, inviting you to pitch a new play to a panel of industry professionals.
What you get: Three successful pitches will be given space, admin and marketing support for 4 weeks at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, working with the Masterclass team to produce your staged reading. In addition, each winning team will receive one weeks access to their West End stage in order to rehearse and stage your play. This will culminate in an exclusive opportunity to showcase your work in a West End venue to an audience of friends, family, colleagues and invited industry professionals.
Eligibility: Either a pre-existing team consisting of a writer, a producer and a director aged 17-30 or a passionate writer (also aged 17-30)with a finished play.
What to submit:
1. A short synopsis of the play
2. A hard copy of the first 30 pages*
3. A covering letter explaining:
• Why they should pick your play and why you want it staged
• What you hope this opportunity will offer you
• What your long term plans are for the play
• In an ideal world, where you see the play being produced
The script must be a new, unpublished piece of writing. Please ensure that all pages are numbered and have your name on them.
How to apply: They will only accept hard copies of your script, electronic copies will not be accepted. Scripts will not be returned unless they include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please note if your application is longlisted they will then ask for a copy of the entire script.
You can submit your hard copies via post to Masterclass, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HT or drop them off at the Theatre Royal Haymarket Stage Door.
28 February 2018
Extended to 13 March 2018 at 10am
7 thoughts on “Theatre Royal Haymarket Pitch Your Play 2018 (17-30 year olds)”
Another opportunity that cuts off the age range at 30. Why? There is no logical reason to discriminate against writers aged 30+
Does the passionate writer with a finished play also have t b under 30?
Hi Alice, that’s our understanding but if you contact the organisers and hear otherwise, please do let us know!
I agree with Shea about the unfairness of arbitrary age limits for playwrights. I am developing my skills as a playwright in my 60’s.
The Masterclass website gives March 13th as the application deadline for this opportunity, not February 28th, as listed here. (Might there have been a mix up with the Papatango date?)
Thank John, the deadline for this one was originally the 28th Feb but we’ve had news from the organisers that this has now been extended to 13th March (we’ve updated the post to show the new deadline).
That explains it! Thanks, Kimberley.