28th May, 2020

Young playwrights wanted by Rugby Theatre

Ian Hughes 20th May, 2020

BUDDING young playwrights are wanted by Rugby Theatre.

The Henry Street-based company has launched a competition to encourage imaginative youngsters to

show off their writing skills

“If you are aged 11 to 19, here’s a chance to discover your creative talent,” said Nick Marsh, from Rugby Theatre’s writers’ group, who is running the contest.

“Your play can be about anything you like,” Nick continues. “It can be set anywhere, at any time. You can base it on your own life, people in the Wild West, or in a fantasy world. It can be tragic or it can be comic. What matters is how you turn your ideas into good drama.”

There are two age categories – 11 to 15 and 16 to 19 (inclusive).

The winning plays will be performed by members of Rugby Theatre – first as an audio recording, but it could also lead to a live performance.

Entries will be judged by members of the theatre, and prizes will also include tickets to shows at Rugby Theatre.

“There are loads of tips on how to write a play, including a sample script to help with the layout, on our website,” added Nick, who wrote Rugby Theatre’s sell-out 2019 pantomime Cinderella.

“We can’t wait to see what Rugby’s talented youngsters come up with.”

The competition is free to enter, and the deadline is July 31. Visit www.rugbytheatre.co.uk for full details.

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