pitch your play

Pitch Your Play 2018

Thank you so, so much to everyone who took the time to apply. We thoroughly loved reading each of the nearly 200 submissions we received. It made us incredibly proud to see such wonderful, talented theatre makers with cutting-edge, politically charged ideas which will no doubt shape the future of our industry.  

2018 Selected Scripts:
Penny’s From Huddersfield by Wendy Dickinson
Zombiegate by Matthew Gabrielli
Passing by Indigo Griffiths

2018 Shortlisted Scripts
The Promise by Brad Birch, Adam Foster & Andrew Whyment
Homo Superior by Megan Fellows
Miles by Eilidh Nurse

2018 Longlisted Scripts
Out of Love by Tania Amsel  
Sugar Pills 
by Amy Blakelock
My Freedom 
by Dipo Baruwa-Etti
An Informal Confession
by Ryan Bradley Smith
Someone’s Final Song
by Marcus Clayton
by Hal Coase
Day Is Coming 
by John Currivan
A Free State Of Rathlin
by Oliver Doone
One Night Far From Here 
by Daniel Foxsmith
Zahra’s Letters 
by Zakaria Ismail
Still Here 
by Ryan Leder
by Lydia Marchant    
The Wendy House
by Sarah Milton
by Katie Redford      
Trying Women 
by Tanya Reynolds
by Layla Shirley
Beautiful Voices 
by Tom Stuchfield

About Pitch Your Play

We launched Pitch Your Play in 2013 as an education opportunity to foster and nurture the work of writers, directors, producers and actors aged 16-30.

The Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust’s Pitch Your Play scheme invites young theatre makers to pitch a new play to a panel of industry professionals. Three successful pitches are given space, admin and marketing support for 4 weeks here at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, working with the Masterclass team to produce your staged reading. In addition, each winning team will receive one weeks access to our West End stage in order to rehearse and stage your reading. This will culminate in an exclusive opportunity to showcase your work in a West End venue to an audience of friends, family, colleagues and invited industry professionals.

In 2015 our winning scripts were Shakespeare’s Sister by Emma Whipday, Hilldrop by Joel Samuels and Arthur by Ben Weatherill.

Emma Whipday spoke to Masterclass about winning Pitch Your Play and explains how it has helped further her career, even taking her to America! Click here to watch the video

The Masterclass Pitch Your Play Scheme is generously supported by The Noël Coward Foundation and the Vernon Charitable Trust

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