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The Bread & Roses Playwrights Circle

Monthly 7.30 to 9.30pm

Monday 23rd April

Monday 21st May

Monday 25th June

Monday 23rd July

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




'On Beginning and Writing for the Stage' with David Eldridge for the Bloomsbury Institute


OFFER:   We have an offer of 50% off these tickets for this event with leading dramatist, David Eldridge in conversation with fellow playwright Dan Rebellato, held at Bloomsbury Publishing's stunning London headquarters.  They will be talking playwriting, storytelling on stage, screen and radio and recounting David's illustrious writing career to date.  For one night only on Tuesday, April 24th 6.30 - 8.00pm. Full information of the event is here


For 50% off the tickets which makes the price £7.50 each, please email with ‘PLAY50’ in the subject line






Deadline: 31 May 2018 (midnight)


Up to 3 winning plays will receive:

•Professional production at The Bread & Roses Theatre & 10% of box office income (in 2019/2020)

•Publication by The Bread & Roses Theatre & royalty from all sales

Top 10 shortlisted plays that do not go on to win will receive:

Written feedback and script analysis


The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award is a competition for full length theatre plays that have not previously been produced or published and feature at least half of female, non-binary or gender neutral roles.  Full information can be found here





Deadline 5 pm on 1 MAY, 2018.


The winning script is guaranteed a reading in the prestigious Vibrant Festival of new writing 2018 (at Finborough Theatre). There will be a prize of £500. Entry is free.


Radius provides high-quality drama scripts to churches and community groups. In addition to a collection of original takes on the Christmas and Easter stories.  They specialize in plays that ask searching questions about how life should be lived, and prefer to avoid offering easy answers.  Submissions should be emailed to

Entries should last between one and two hours in performance and may be on any subject. Entrants should be UK residents and the winner will work with a dramaturg at the Finborough Theatre to develop the play for the Vibrant Festival in October 2018.  The winner will be announced on 23 July 2018.


Full information about Radius's playwriting competition can be found here  





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.  If you wish to submit for future Scratch nights, please email Serena at


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.

Our brand 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





















Submissions and applications are now open


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