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Latest short play contest: SAME CHARACTER, DIFFERENT DAY

For this term’s competition, 'SAME CHARACTER, DIFFERENT DAY' Members are asked to place a familiar fictional character in an unfamiliar part of his or her life.

For example, you might have Mrs Bennett before her marriage to Mr Bennett, or Romeo and Juliet – having survived their suicide attempts – after twenty years of marriage.

Submissions must include parts for at least one male and one female up to a maximum of four characters.

Scripts to include a list of characters (with ages) and should not include the author’s name. Reading time for each entry must not exceed ten minutes or fall short of five to avoid disqualification.

Authors may suggest actors to read their submission, but the final choice will be absolutely at the discretion of the casting secretary.

The submission sent in must be the final version. No second drafts or subsequently amended versions will be accepted thereafter.

Authors must be responsible for arranging their own rehearsal prior to the 15th if necessary.

Entries to be emailed to competitions secretary, Giles Armstrong, at by Monday 1st March.

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.

If you are a Member, remember to renew your membership. If you want to become a Member, please join us. We have frozen our annual membership costs. It remains at £12 for the first year with an £8 annual renewal fee.

To renew your membership or to become a member contact Tony Diggle on

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