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  • Writer's pictureCaleb Estes

Deadline Date for competition: 3 June

There is no Player Playwright reading Monday 27 May because of the Bank Holiday

So why not make good use of the time crafting your entry for the new PP competition

Monday 17 June: Make me laugh

This term, instead of setting a theme, we are challenging writers to produce the most amusing script they can. The one the audience finds funniest wins. It’s as simple as that.

The reading time for each competition piece, from beginning to end, must not exceed ten minutes or fall short of five, on pain of disqualification. Scripts should include a list of characters (with ages). Competition pieces must have a maximum of three actors, including at least one male and one female part.

They must be emailed to the competitions secretary, Giles Armstrong, at by Monday 3 June 2017 and hard copy scripts (one for each character, without the author’s name on) must be brought along by the author on the night of the competition.

Authors may suggest casting, but the final choice will be absolutely at the discretion of the casting secretary. Writers may also come along at 6 pm and have ONE readthrough with the cast, and give the cast brief notes. The cast are asked not to reveal the names of authors, so that as far as possible, the authors’ names are not known.

Only the first ten entries to be received will be accepted for the competition but we may be able to arrange readings of surplus scripts on another occasion.

The next Player Playwright event will be Monday 3 June with Jim Mannering's new play Crusader

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