Act Bedford and Content Created - Radio Theatre For The Mind's Eye

Deadline to apply: 27th August 2022

Act Bedford and Content Created

After creating more than twenty radio plays last year Act Bedford and Content Created are teaming up for Radio theatre for the mind's eye event of 2022.

In combination, Act Bedford and Content Created are now aiming to select at least ten plays from those submitted in this years 2022 invitation event. 

Writers based in the UK and around the world are once again invited to submit short audio play scripts in this open themed event.  


  • Any topic suitable for a daytime broadcast is welcomed.
  • The play should run for between 10 and 20 minutes in length.
  • Limited sound effects can be suggested.
  • It is planned that a maximum of three actors will be made available for each play. Actors can voice multiple characters.
  • The piece should be original and not have been performed before. Stand alone excerpts from full length plays are acceptable as are trial pieces that are still being formed. (They must make sense in their submitted form.)
  • The front cover page with the play should only contain the title, cast of characters and nothing else.
  • The email accompanying a submission should contain contact details, a brief synopsis of the play (50 words max), confirmation that it is your own original work and that you are eighteen or older.
  • The broadcaster's listeners will be primarily in the age-range 29-49. The season of broadcast will be Winter and some writers might have this in mind as they shape their piece.
  • It is acceptable to enter more than one short piece however each play must be submitted separately.
  • Judging will be done anonymously and will be initially based on the first three and last three pages. At this point any plays which are not for radio/audio broadcast will be discounted. (When visual direction or cues are included it indicates that the piece will be unacceptable for use on the Radio.)

Plays should be submitted in a standard form such as a pdf file to before the deadline. 

A Facebook page has been created for further updates.

Entrants are invited to view the Facebook page in the late Autumn, to see which plays have been selected to move towards rehearsals. Plays moving successfully through rehearsals will be recorded in early December 2022. 

Any questions should be submitted to Act Bedford at Updates about the event will be available on their Facebook page too. 

Agreement is made that the successful writers will have their play recorded, played over the radio and receive access to their own copy of the performance. 

Deadline for submissions: 27th August 2022

Please note: All writers and performers are unpaid. All radio stations used for broadcast are staffed by volunteers. No adverts are being placed into the plays and no financial benefit will be gained from the plays being broadcast.

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