The winner of the Award will not be eligible for the Five.
Please do not submit or include any other material, or include images in your script Adaptations are not eligible. Plays must be written in the English language.
A brilliantly theatrical play with bold ambition. Writers are free to submit for the process with a work that has previously been considered by this or another theatre. But the process has been designed as far as possible to address these issues, to alleviate reader bias, whilst being open to subjective taste, to make sure that all plays get the greatest opportunity to find an advocate, and that those advocating have the opportunity to be listened to and have their personal favourites noted.
The play is available for production and unattached to any other theatre or company.
Terms and Conditions Any play or writer that does not meet the criteria set out below will be disqualified. Due to the nature of the Five training programme and the commitment required, only applicants from the UK can be considered.
Due to the nature of the Five training programme and the commitment required only applicants from the UK can be considered. The winner of the New Playwriting Award will be announced in November The plays are all read anonymously — as long as the writer has remembered to remove their name — and are considered and rated twice in the first round, with plays that have divided readers and those on the borderline between long list and pass, considered a third time.
Please do not include your name or contact details anywhere in the text of your script. This contact will be a standard email and Theatre will be unable to provide feedback or enter into discussion about those decisions on an individual basis.