At the end of July, we invited 6 teams to pitch their plays to the 2018 panel consisting of director Pooja Ghai, producer Vicky Graham and Masterclass’ Programmer Hazel Kerr. The successful scripts and writers are:

Penny’s From Huddersfield by Wendy Dickinson 
Directed by Nell Hardy For more information and to book free tickets, click here

Zombiegate by Matthew Gabrielli 
Directed by Julian BrutonFor more information and to book free tickets, click here

Passing by Indigo Griffiths
Directed by Gemma Aked-Priestly
For more information and to book free tickets, click here

Speaking about her experience on the panel, Vicky Graham said:

“It was a privilege to meet this year’s finalists of the Masterclass Pitch Your Play scheme. Coming from all corners of the UK, each of the six teams showed thrilling talent, vision and originality. I look forward to following the careers of all of the shortlisted artists, and to hearing the winning plays read on the Theatre Royal Haymarket stage in the autumn.”

Masterclass’ Autumn Pitch Your Play season will open with Penny’s From Huddersfield on Friday 28 September, followed by Zombiegate on Friday 26 October and finally Passing on Friday 23 November. Each reading will take place at the Theatre Royal Haymarket with tickets completely free and open to all.

Speaking about the opportunity Indigo Griffiths commented:

"I am beyond thrilled to have been accepted onto Masterclass’s Pitch Your Play Scheme. As an emerging writer, to have my work on a West End stage at this point in my career is a fantastic opportunity and I’m so grateful to Masterclass and the 2018 panel. I’m excited to not only share Passing with a wide audience, but for the exposure and development that taking part in Pitch Your Play will offer."

For more information about Pitch Your Play and this year's full list of recognised scripts, click here

The Masterclass Pitch Your Play initiative is generously supported by the Noel Coward Foundation.