Theatre News

The Theatre Royal is pleased to announce a new opportunity for playwrights to have their work showcased at the Theatre, thanks to a new collaboration with the Bunbury Banter Theatre Company.

‘A Play, A Poet & A Pastry’ will be a bi-monthly event involving the high-quality semi-staging of a new studio piece, presented alongside poetry written in response to the play, which is also be performed during the event.

Each event will involve the high-quality semi-staging of a new studio play with professional actors and presented alongside poetry written in response to the script and also performed during the event. Following this and to conclude the evening's entertainment, there will be pastries, a Q&A and informal discussions in the bar with everyone involved.

These evenings, taking place in Scotland’s oldest working theatre, promise to weave first-rate and engaging entertainment, alongside an informal, lively and social atmosphere; perfect for mingling and mulling over the theatrical offerings, for both audience and creatives alike.

Whilst not fully presented, the plays will have the same production values as a fully-fledged show and are intended to offer playwrights a fresh opportunity to develop and present new work in a safe environment, with the support of experienced and professional theatre makers.

Is your script eligible?

- It is 40-45 minutes in length, with a small cast; maximum of three.
- It has not been produced elsewhere.
- It is a play for the stage (not TV, film or radio).

What we can offer

- A stipend of £125 for the project
- The space to develop a new piece of work, then shown in front of a live audience.
- The opportunity to work with a group of dedicated, experienced and collaborative creatives.
- Constructive and sensitively delivered feedback.
- An equitable agreement between the Producer and the writer.

How to apply

- Email with ‘A Play, A Poet and A Pastry’, as the subject header.

Please include:
- Your script formatted appropriately.
- A brief biography of yourself and your work (up to 200 words).
- A short and snappy summary of the play (100 words).

Current submission deadline: Friday 21st July 2017