In the light of the coronavirus pandemic and after much consideration, the committee have decided to postpone Player Playwrights meetings with immediate effect.
As a result, there will be no meeting on Monday (16th March) and Rob Fearn’s play, due to be read on Monday, will be re-scheduled for the first meeting when we re-convene.
We hope to re-assemble as soon as we can after Easter, but in any case will email you all with an update before 20th April which would normally be our summer start date.
We are sorry for this unprecedented step but have agreed that it is advisable in the circumstances.
Do stay in touch with us, keep those scripts coming in and use the break to get writing!
When Player Playwrights was founded in 1948 its aim was laid down as follows:
“To encourage the writing of plays by its members, by providing an opportunity for such plays to be presented and criticized by the Society; to widen the knowledge of all aspects of playwriting, by inviting to its meetings Speakers and Lecturers; to explore all avenues whereby members’ work may be presented to the public.”
Player Playwrights, which is still run by its actor and playwright members, continues to bring together professional actors and writers with weekly play readings, actor and writer workshops, plus guest speaker events for its members.
We are always open to new Members. You could be an experienced or an aspiring playwright. You might be an actor excited about working with new writers and on new plays. Or maybe you’re just someone who loves theatre and gets excited being among the first to see new work. You're all very welcome.
The best way to get involved is simply come to one of our Monday evening events in the upstairs room at the North London Tavern. Anyone can come to any of our events. Simply pay £4 on the door.
If you like what you see, you become a Member (it’s £12 a year). You can then attend events, from new play readings and contest nights to seminars with theatre experts, at reduced admission (£2.50).
More importantly you can put your own work forward for one of our play reading evenings; you can become part of the rota of actors we need to stage plays; you can enter our regular short play contest nights.
You can become a Member on the door or by post. For more details contact Tony Diggle on
At its heart Player Playwright is a collective of writers and actors who are supportive of each others work.
We schedule readings of new works, drama and comedy, created by our Members. The work is then critiqued by fellow Members. The aim of our criticism is always to guide and aid the writer to improve their work.
Many plays that get their first outing at Player Playwrights go on to full professional productions on the London stage, often with actors from Player Playwrights appearing in them.
To find out more about how Members can put their work forward for a reading click here
AT A GLANCE diary of play readings and events for the spring season
All events Monday, 7.30pm, North London Tavern, 375 Kilburn High Rd, London, NW6 7QB
Created by Caleb Estes