Scriptwriting Essentials

When you’re new to writing, just getting to the end of that first script is really hard. This section of the website is for those who want to write, who have an idea that is itching to get out, and who would like a guide or structure to help them take it from idea right through to a first draft.

What you get here is a series of steps in the writing process with essential elements, questions and challenges you will face. It’s not designed to be exhaustive, but it’s not just a basic ‘how to’. It’s the essentials of what we believe go into making a good script.

Latest opportunities

  • People's Theatre - People's Play Competition

    People's Theatre - People's Play Competition

    Deadline: 31st August 2018. People’s Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne is pleased to announce the latest People’s Play competition. This award is aimed at playwrights from the North of England who are yet to have a full-length play performed professionally.


  • Angel on the Corner

    Angel on the Corner

    Deadline: 17th August 2018. Angel on the Corner are looking for a new theatre project! Founded in 2014, the female led company are passionate about new writing and giving women a voice.


  • Little Pieces of Gold - Showcase for new writing

    Little Pieces of Gold - Showcase for new writing

    Deadline: 10th August 2018. Little Pieces of Gold want your ten minute plays for their next show on 23rd September 2018 at Southwark Playhouse. Be bold, write from you heart, tell us what you feel about the world right now.


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