Come here to read about our Monday events, competitions, announcements, and other opportunities in the London theatre community. 

November 17, 2019

This coming Monday, 18 November, we hold the Players Playwrights' Annual General Meeting (AGM) at our usual venue upstairs at the North London Tavern.

All Members are very welcome to attend and take part. We are always looking for Members who would like to play a more a...

November 13, 2019

Congratulation to Meryl Walker and Phil Mison who came first and second, respectively, in our latest short play contest, History As It Wasn't.

The contest pitch was simple but intriguing: what if history took a different turn at some crucial moment in time, and our Memb...

November 5, 2019

Player Playwrights competition: History as it Wasn’t

Short original plays from our Members about how history might have turned out if a slightly different turn had been taken. 

What if, say, Charles II had won the English civil war, or the plotters succeeded in killing H...

October 29, 2019

Stella returns to visit the husband and children she walked out on many years ago.

Her visit exposes a monstrous fiction, her past challenging the assumptions and perceptions of the present and changing forever the lives of the family.

With it’s own dark imagery, poetry...

October 22, 2019

The Quarrel by Jane Weymouth

Janice has always had a conflicted relationship with her mother. In adulthood this reaches breaking point.

Then her mother regresses into the second childhood of old age.

How will Janice cope?

Jane Weymouth was educated at Roedean and has a deg...

October 14, 2019

Monday 21 October, 7.30pm

Situation Dog by Ian Reade

"Situation Dog” by Ian Reade is a one man show that was described by Papatango Playwriting Competition readers as, “a witty, compelling and at times shocking monologue. The speaker is a fascinating, layered character...

October 7, 2019

Monday 14 October, 7.30pm

Silly Billy by Michael Sharp

Billy, an ailing retired school teacher, and Molly, his long-suffering wife, spend much of their time locked in conflict, which is not without humour.

The unexpected arrival of Denis, one of Billy’s ex-pupils, brin...

October 2, 2019

Monday 7 October, 7.30pm

Spider by Jo Bhouri

A story about a father and son; envy, competition and Sheffield snooker. Over 20 years, Terry and Jason Hands battle for supremacy in a world of smoke filled snooker halls and watch sponsorships- leading to one fateful night...

September 24, 2019

Monday 30 September, 7.30pm

Talk with Tamara von Werthern

Tamara is Performing Rights Manager for Nick Hern Books, and a playwright in her own right.

She will talk about working for a theatre publisher with a focus on the performing rights of the plays they publish, an...

September 5, 2019

Player Playwrights returns from its summer break on Monday 23 September, at our usual venue, Upstairs at the North London Tavern, at 7.30pm.

The first event will be an informal discussion for writers led by Kevin Mandry. Writing can be a rather insular occupation. This...

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