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

February 28, 2018

From the current holder of the PP 'Play of the Year' Award comes 'Cafe of the Damned'. Jim Mannering introduces us to the third least expensive diner in Gravesend.

In the backroom of a greasy spoon the old, under-employed and over-medicated while away the day, exchangi...

February 19, 2018

The best selection of short play entries telling the backstory of a famous character from fiction.


What if Elizabeth Bennett was a troubled teenager rebelling against her governess; or Hamlet had a troubled relationship with his (living) father;...

February 13, 2018

1945. A Labour Government is swept into power with a surprise landslide. New Prime Minister Clement Atlee sets about the task of creating a new society from  the ruins of the Second World War, including the creation of the Welfare State and the NHS.

Francis Beckett is a...

February 8, 2018

Monkey Business is a quirky, bitter-sweet drama inspired by Steve Peters' book The Chimp Paradox.

It explores the idea that each of us has two brains - a human brain and a 'chimp' brain. Caroline is a communications professional and Lucy is her 'chimp'.

The story unfolds...

February 6, 2018

A full house for the Competition Play-off on Monday 5 February. It started well with Matthew Partridge’s EXPERT ADVICE and Anthea Courtenay’s late-night visit to her overworked neighbour, Detective Inspector Silas Hawkins.  She is writing an Agatha Christie type of pla...

February 1, 2018

'A "play-off" of some of best theatre entries of 2017, with work from Michael Barry, Erica Litten, Matthew Partridge and Mary Kenny

Don't forget to enter the latest PP Member writer competition: The Backstory.

Deadline for entries 12 February. All the rules here

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