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7th Annual British Theatre Challenge 2018 Submissions For The BTC 2018 Are Now Open!

Five plays to be produced in a London venue, one of which will be chosen to be made into a short film.
The Winning Plays will be:

  • Given a full performance at a London venue!
  • Developed by professional directors and actors!
  • Given written assessments by theatre professionals!
  • Considered for publication by our partnered publishers!
  • Filmed in performance by Mini Mammoth Films!
  • A public audience will vote for their favourite!
  • One play turned into a short film!
  • Up to 30 plays will be shortlisted!

What will Happen:

  • Closing date 30th March
  • A long list will be drawn up by 30th May
  • A shortlist will be drawn up by 30th June
  • Winners will be announced by 30th July
  • Performances will take place in October
  • Winning playwrights will be presented with assessments in November
  • Videos of winning plays will be released in December
  • In the past few years, over 35 winning plays have been given offers of publication!

British Theatre Challenge Rules:

  • The competition is open to all nationalities, plays must be written in English and unpublished for the duration of the competition.
  • Plays must be written for the stage for more than one actor with a running time no more than 30 minutes.
  • By entering the writer affirms that their entry is original and they have sole rights to all matters contained within the play.
  • The authors name and contact details must be removed from all pages of the script. All pages to be numbered.
  • The first page of each script should include a completed play synopsis of no more than 50 words, a list of characters, a description of setting.
  • Entries must be submitted with full payment of £16 per play. Entrants may submit any number of plays and each play must be accompanied by the appropriate fee.
  • The organisers will not accept responsibility for the loss of scripts in transit.
  • The judge's decision is final and no correspondence concerning the results will be entered into.

Enter using the submission form on the Sky Blue Theatre


Tuesday 6 March, 2018
Friday 30 March, 2018
Sky Blue Theatre Co
Venue Address
Norton Road, London E10 7LP

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