pitch your play

Our Pitch Your Play scheme invites young writers (aged 17-30) to pitch a new play to a panel of industry professionals. Three successful pitches are given space, admin and marketing support, working with the Masterclass team to produce a staged reading. In addition, each winning team receives one week's access to our West End stage in order to rehearse and stage their play. This culminates in an exclusive opportunity to showcase their work in a West End venue to an audience of friends, family, colleagues and invited industry professionals.

How to Apply

Submissions for Pitch Your Play 2020 are now CLOSED!

Click here for more information.

Pitch Your Play 2021

2021 Selected Scripts:
Little India by Dilan Raithatha
Souvenir by Matt Gurr
Two Flats on Clifton Street by Faebien Averies

2020 Shortlisted Scripts
Kick by Martha Watson Allpress
Two Flats on Clifton Street by Faebian Averies
The Tinker by Olivia Foan
Souvenir by Matt Gurr
Great Wars by Laura Homer
Little India by Dilan Raithatha

2020 Longlisted Scripts
Kick by Martha Allpress
Two Flats on Clifton Street by Faebian Averies
Marshmallow Girls by Rosie Bowden
Bark by Stephanie Dickson
The Tinker by Olivia Foan
Rahila and Me by Adam Foster
Love Underground by Sam Gillett
Souvenir by Matt Gurr
The Right Thing by Laura Homer
The House of Sappho by Matthew Ingram
The Sudden Unbuttoning of Mr. Tuttle by Thom Jordan
Leave to Stand by Paul Testar
Fish Crack by Erin Kubicki
The Devil's In The Chair by Eoin McAndrew
Lock In by Mimi Monteith
Hope and Her Children by Lauren Morley
A Purple Orange by James Morris
MISS by Rasa Niurkaite
Lobster Pot by Nicky Osborn
Little India by Dilan Raithatha
Graceland by Emily Renee
The Wind Blows Free by Freddy Sawyer
A Bit Funny by Lily Shahmoon
The Grenfell Project by Amy Sherlock
The Grand March by Pooja Sivaraman
Belle by Kate Taylor-James

Past participant Emma Whipday spoke to Masterclass about winning Pitch Your Play in 2015 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.

past events

Pitch Your Play: Passing

Masterclass presents Pitch Your Play 2018: A series of staged readings.

by Indigo Griffiths
Directed by Gemma Aked-Priestley

Pitch Your Play: Zombiegate

Masterclass presents Pitch Your Play 2018: A series of staged readings.

by Matthew Gabrielli
Directed by Julian Bruton

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