Long Play Competition

New Perspectives Theatre Company | Deadline: January 9, 2015

I write because I have secrets no one else knows Tony Grounds

A competition for writers who are from or based in the East Midlands.

If you have a distinctive voice, an unexpected story and or an adaptation that will make them look at theatre afresh this open full-length play writing competition is for you.

New Perspectives are interested in receiving both original ideas and adaptations*

The winning playwright will receive:

- A public reading of the play

- Up to 6 months dramaturgical support from New Perspectives

- £1,500 on decision to produce the play

Entries will be read anonymously and judged by a panel comprising of New Perspectives staff and industry professionals.

To enter please refer to the guidelines below, download an application form and send it to info@newperspectives.co.uk with 'LONG PLAY' in the subject line' or return it by post to

'Long Play'

New Perspectives

Park Lane Business Centre

Park Lane



The deadline for submissions is Friday 9 January 2015 at 5pm.

Download Application Form from the New Perspectives website

Download Guidelines from the New Perspectives website

See this Opportunity on the New Perspectives website


They will accept submissions of full-length plays from writers from or based in the East Midlands; which for practical reasons should be written for cast sizes of 4 or less. All submissions, whether new writing or adaptations, should be submitted as full lengths plays in a standard professional format. Writers of all levels of experience are welcome to submit however they anticipate it is unlikely that this is an appropriate opportunity for writers at very early stages of their development. They will only accept one submission per writer; excerpts, unfinished works or outlines will not be accepted.

*adaptations of books or films will be considered providing rights are achievable

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