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People's Play Award

A playwriting competition for Northern writers!

This Award is for playwrights from the North of England who are yet to have a full-length play performed professionally.

Past winners include Peter Straughan (BAFTA & Oscar-winner for ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’), Carina Rodney (Audible, BBC Radio 4, Live Theatre) and Alison Carr (National Theatre, Finalist: Women’s Prize for Playwriting, BBC Radio 4).

One winning script will be chosen for a six-night production by us in May 2025 in our Studio Theatre, and the writer will receive a cash prize of £1,000.

The judges for the competition are looking for a new full-length play on any subject, for a cast of any age or gender.

Don't worry about how old you are or much experience you have - the Award is open to everyone with a story to tell.

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