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The People’s Play 2018
A New Playwriting Competition
We are pleased to announce the latest People’s Play competition. This award is aimed at playwrights from the North of England who are yet to have a full-length play performed professionally.
Past winners include Peter Straughan (Wolf Hall, TV mini-series; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, BAFTA winning screenplay) and Alison Carr (Iris, Live Theatre; Fat Alice, Traverse Theatre).
The winning writer will be awarded £1,000, and their play will receive a five night production by the People’s Theatre in May 2019 in our new Studio Theatre. This will be one of the first productions in this exciting new space.
The judges for the competition are looking for a new full-length play (no shorter than 90 minutes) on any subject, for a cast of any age or gender, and unlimited in number. That said, writers are asked to bear in mind that the performance area is roughly 5m x 7m.
The winning play will have a rehearsed reading in October to allow the writer to develop the script as necessary before rehearsals begin in March 2019.
Please send one hard copy of the script to:
The People’s Play, People’s Theatre, Stephenson Road, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF.
The deadline is Friday 31 August 2018.
Please include your name and contact details on the front page of your script, but do not include your name anywhere in the body of the script.
Please make sure the pages are numbered and include a Header or Footer of the play’s title.
One entry per person.
Plays may have more than one writer.
Plays must not have been previously produced. No adaptations.
Entries must be typed and written in English. There are no rules for formatting, but a good steer can be found at http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/stage.pdf