29 Plays Later

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Authors, playwrights & plays - Competitions

Can you write 29 plays in 29 days in February? .... Well you can give it a try with the Space, but you need to act now 'cos the deadline for entering is on 29 January - just 2 days away!

29 Plays Later playwriting compeition at the Space.

Image: the Space

If you missed this event last year, here's the deal ...

In February the Space is organising a competition where you have to write one play a day for every day in the month of February.

Last year, the event required writing 28 plays but, of course, this year being a leap year, it means a slightly bigger challenge - you need to write 29 plays!

Plays can be good, bad, terrible, embarrassingly dreadful – the only thing that’s important is that you write them on that day.

And ... there's a financial carrot ...

Every entrant commits £15 to the project and the money will be split between all the survivors who make it 29 plays later (minus 20% administration fee), last year this meant that everyone who completed received just over £16 (but money is not really the motivation here).

Amazingly, last year saw 115 writers start the process, with 83 completing it.

2,694 plays were written, and while some may never be read again, others have already been performed all around the world!

How to enter ...

You need to email the organiser and pay £15 entrance fee by 29 January 2016.

During February, you will receive an inspiring instruction every day at about 10pm, to help you along the way and get your creative juices flowing. You then have 36 hours to write and send your play in, which will be due by 10am the following-following day.

Sound interesting?

More information, email contact address and all the rules are here on the Space's website.

Book tickets for ...

Buy tickets for Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre