We are looking for either a pre-existing team consisting of a writer, a producer and a director aged 17-30 or a passionate writer, also aged 17-30, with a finished play.

Sound like you? Here’s what you need to know:

HOW IT WILL WORK

The Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust’s Pitch Your Play scheme returns, inviting you to pitch a new play to a panel of industry professionals. Three winning teams will be given space, admin and marketing support from the Masterclass team, and will receive one week's access to our West End stage in order to rehearse, before staging a reading here at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This is an exclusive opportunity to showcase your work in a West End venue to an audience of friends, family, colleagues and invited industry professionals.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

A pre-existing team consisting of a writer, a producer and a director aged 17-30. If you’re a writer on your own, we encourage you to find your winning team (but we’ll be on hand to help if needed!).

WHAT YOU NEED TO SEND US

1. A short synopsis of the play
2. A PDF of the first 30 pages
3. A covering letter explaining:
• Why we should pick your play and why you want it staged
• Any exposure your play may have had to date - i.e. any other staged readings
• What you hope this opportunity will offer you
• What your long term plans are for the play
• In an ideal world, where you see the play being produced

The script must be a new, unpublished piece of writing. Please ensure that all pages are numbered and have your name on them.

Please send your submissions to us here, with the subject “Pitch Your Play - [Title]”

*Please note if your application is longlisted we will then ask for a copy of the entire script.

Deadline for applications: 10am, Friday 29 May

We will be in touch with those who make it through to the second round towards the end of August 2020. Please note if your application is longlisted we will then ask for a copy of the entire script.

Pitches will take place at the end of September and the successful plays will be announced later this year, with staged readings taking place in the Winter.

If you have any questions, please contact us on info@masterclass.org.uk.

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 17-30.

In 2018 our winning scripts were Passing by Indigo Griffiths, Penny’s from Huddersfield by Wendy Dickinson and Zombiegate by Matthew Gabrielli.