PlayWright/ PlayRead

​Next Playwright/ Playread Workshop:  Date TBC.


Submissions are now being accepted for this event.

Calling New Writers!

An opportunity to develop and workshop your writing at our Studio in Warren Street! Chosen writers will have a section of their script rehearsed for approximately 2 hours with our trained actors. There will then be a staged reading in front of an invited audience, with a Q&A session, critical feedback & networking. We select 2-3 playwrights to work with per session. If you have an interest in developing your work using professional actors, please read the submission guidelines below and submit the required information to Please note incomplete submissions may not be accepted.

Submission Guidelines:
1. A covering letter explaining why you would like to be part of the event, what you would like to focus on specifically during the workshop and what you hope to gain from the overall experience. 

2. 10 – 15 pages of your script. This should be the scene or scene/s that you wish to be read at our Playwright/PlayRead Event.
3. A short summary about your play (One paragraph maximum).
4. A brief biography of you as a playwright (One paragraph maximum).
5. A clear cast list (our preference is for plays that require a maximum of 6 actors – this can include doubling of characters where appropriate)



Please look out for characters being cast across our social media pages. Where possible, actors will work on multiple scripts. All actors need to be available on from midday on the day of the event until 9:30pm. All interested applicants should email submissions to Please make sure your email submission clearly includes the following:

1. Email Subject: CASTING

2. Which character/characters you would like to be considered for.

3. Include a headshot (professional where possible).

4. A link to your CV, spotlight or castingcallpro page.

5. Confirm that you are available from midday on Sunday 12th November.

6. Please also specify if you have trained in Meisner and specifically who with/how long for.


To attend as an audience member and witness exciting new work being developed, please email: (don't forget to BYOB!)

Rotating Wheels, Rotating Dreams by Charlotte Jennings 


Fatima  – Reena Lalbihari

Gina – Odera Ndujiuba

Cyrus – Kamal Lotus

Officer – Geraldine Brennan

Brother  – Marcel Whyte

The Sunlit Uplands by Kate Pettigrew 


Charlie West – Adam Bone

Rachel – Anna Christian

Seb Goldenfed – Olly Hewett

Betsy – Lauren Cooney

Tom– Stephen Christos

The Grand by David Hendon 


Adam  – Marc Aldridge

Gita – Llila Vis

Lara – Sophie Spreadbury

Estate by Kaethe Cherney

Synopsis: 'Estate' examines the sticky triangle of love, inheritance and grief with humour and pathos, showing how magical thinking can lead to unimaginable results.


Minna - Law Ballard

Renee - Elena Harding

Gwen - Miranda Magee


D-Composing by Stuart Pursell

Synopsis: D-composing is a comic journey of self-discovery, following the story of anti-hero Marcus Daydreamer, an ordinary young man living in an extraordinary world.  


Miss Croft - Rimca Karmakar

Marcus Daydreamer - Ben Hubbard

Chief Inspector Roundhole - Maria Cole

Junior Inspector Squarepeg - James Knapp

Melody - Katrin Kasper


Once Was Home by Dan Horrigan


Laura - Helen Rose Hampton

Adam -  Tom Sawyer

Mike - Charlie Macgechan


Blood Snow by Sarah Dave


Lula - Siobhan Birmingham

Skolt - Paul Hughes

Ruotta - Charlie Macgechan


Skewed Judgement by Jamie Christian


Claudine - Marissa Michelle Joseph

Ad - Sam Landon

James - Chris Hoskins

Peter - Stephen Christos

Mikhail - Mateusz Lapsa-Malawski

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