Funding Opportunity

Response Writing

Six writing competitions running from September 2022 to March 2023 - the winning script will be professionally commissioned, produced and performed!

Is it paid? Yes! Each winning script will receive £500.

​How does it work?

Come and watch one of the below plays during the first week of performance (Tuesday - Thursday). When you arrive at the box office, ask for a Writer's Pack. This will contain information about who you're writing for, cast, director, any other conditions of entry and information about how to submit your script.

You will then have until midnight that Friday to write a complete 15 minute play responding to any aspect of the production you've seen – what you write is up to you, but you’ll have to follow the instructions in the pack carefully to be considered.

Our Just Write creative team (Ben Dickenson, Mark Calvert, Paula Penman) will read the submissions and select a winning script. Unfortunately, due to the amount of entries we are anticipating, we are unable to offer notes.

The winning script goes into rehearsal for 1 week.

It will then be professionally performed in a double-bill with the production it is reacting to during the third and final week of the run (Tuesday - Thursday).​

This opportunity is supported by Arts Council England.

​Who's it for? Anyone over the age of 16, you could be emerging or established. All plays will be read blind and judged by the merit of the play.