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Deadline: 2 May, midnight

Performances: Old Red Lion Theatre 2-3 June 2019


Blueleaf Theatre are staging a night of exciting new writing at Old Red Lion Theatre on 2-3 June 2019, and are on the hunt for 6 short plays from emerging playwrights and some fresh directorial talent to bring these stories to life.

Writers Guidelines:

Plays must be 10-15 mins long.

Maximum cast size: 4

Can be standalone shorts or part of a larger play.

One play submission per playwright

No set theme so go WILD – we want to see the world through your eyes.

Director’s Guidelines

Send us your directors CV

Please include your rehearsal availability during the month of May 2019

Please confirm your availability for the Tech from 10am, 2 June 2019


Please send all submissions to by 12 Midnight Thursday 2 May 2019.


For more information on the event go to Any questions please email to the above email address.


Please be aware this is an unpaid opportunity. Blueleaf are an emerging company ourselves, and are really enthusiastic to support and grow alongside new writers, artists and theatre makers.  They would love to collaborate with as many of you as possible.


LION & UNICORN THEATRE call out for 60 minutes scripts

Deadline: 1 May 5pm


Lion and Unicorn theatre invite you pitch your 60 minutes play (and they might even get it made for you).  They're looking for brave new work which is:

60 mins or less

small cast (4 or under)

suitable for a black box studio space

Enquiries and scripts should be sent to:




Deadline: 19 April 2019

Show: 20 May 2019 at Katzpace in London Bridge


This call out is for writers who identify as female. Controlled Chaos Theatre Company, are looking for scripts (no longer than 15 minutes) on the themes of Separation or Union for their new writing night, Chaos Nights Vol III, at Katzpace, Katzenjammers, 24 Southbank Street, London SE1

Send your submissions to




The Bread & Roses Playwrights Circle

Monthly 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Doors & Registration from 7.15pm

Monday 29th April 2019

Monday 20th May 2019

Monday 24th June 2019

Monday 29th July 2019


A friendly and supportive circle in which playwrights can share their work and work-in-progress.  The Bread & Roses Theatre Company has been developing and supporting new writers since 2012.The in-house Playwrights Circle is an opportunity to share up to 10 minutes of a new play, this can be a short play in its entirety or an extract from a longer piece. Our focus lies on the circle sharing their work and providing supportive and constructive feedback for one another.

Furthermore, it is also an opportunity to introduce your work to the Bread & Roses Theatre's team. We will amongst others be looking out for new short plays for future instalments of our scratch night The Platform, and also welcome those wanting to put forward proposals for our programming to bring along excerpts of their plays.

Full details here




CUCKOO BANG new writing night 'Bits' White Bear Theatre

Deadline for submissions: Rolling


BITS is a new writing night showcasing the best emerging and established writers, directors, actors and theatre-makers both in the UK and internationally. Held every other month at The White Bear in Kennington and other venues across London, (most recently Streatham Space Project) BITS provides a platform for new work to be seen, developed and supported.

With an audience made up of the general public and invited industry professionals BITS is a supportive, friendly, fun and varied night featuring six 10-20 minute pieces of new work mixing all genres and performance st


Details of their next submission will be posted on their twitter account @CuckooBang




Deadline for submissions: Rolling


Plays Rough London produce short play evenings in theatres and alternative spaces.  They aim to provide a stage for new writing, to facilitate personal creative growth as well as the development of projects.  They are always looking for people to be involved. Follow them on social media for updates on opportunities.




Brockley Jack Studio Theatre,

Deadline: Rolling


Regular scratch nights of five or six quick fire acts showcasing fresh new material.  They contain a variety of performances, including short plays, sketch comedy, film, poetry and spoken word.  Check the Jack Studio website for submission dates and brief


Althea Theatre

INTERSCRATCH at Old Red Lion Theatre

Deadline: Rolling


InterScratch is a launchpad for interdisciplinary collaborations, showcasing a broad range of work - from text-based new writing to theatre which originates from a visual or movement-based approach.

This new work-in-progress platform will also include a unique Designer Scratch - allowing a movement, lighting or sound designer or a group of designers to create new work which is rooted in a design concept rather than a written text.


Please send the following to


For Writers:

A 10-15 min long script which requires a minimalistic set  


For theatre makers, designers or companies:

A one-page outline of the idea you’d like to scratch or

Any existing material – this could be a chunk of script, some videoed movement sequences or (if you’re just starting to pull together a new idea) a bullet-point outline or storyboard.  Or

A brief couple of paragraphs about you and your company – we’d like to know where you’re from, what inspires you and what you’re hoping to work towards! Or

If applying for our Designer Scratch - your design concept.


For more information:        @AltheaTheatre


Monday Club

THE SPILL at Old Red lion Theatre

Submission deadline: Look out for submission window


The Spill is an evening of new writing, giving one playwright the opportunity to have their new play performed as a rehearsed reading in front of a live audience.  Monday Club work with the successful playwright to source a director and cast of actors for an intensive one day rehearsal period, culminating in a performance at the Old Red Lion Theatre on the same evening. The aim for The Spill is to spark collaboration amongst passionate writers, directors and actors through the development of their new work.

Check out the  submission form for more information about how to apply here:

Follow @_monday_club for next submission date


Rapid Write Response at Theatre 503, Battersea

Deadline: Monthly


Rapid Write Response (RWR) is a short play initiative open to writers of all levels of experience. Attend a full-run show in its first week and write a 10 minute play inspired by the show. Deadline for submissions is always the following Monday at 12 noon. The 503 team will select between 6 and 8 scripts to be staged at Theatre503 two weeks later. RWR submissions should be submitted via our online portal which can be found here:














Submissions and applications are now open


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