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24-Hour Song Challenge

8 April 2020

West End and Broadway star Elaine Paige challenges Olivier award-winning cast of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical to compose a new song against the clock!

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A Song for our Time

27 March 2020

Composers are being asked to write 'A Song for our Time' to be recorded by West End stars and a virtual choir with proceeds going to Acting For Others.

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28 Plays Later 2017

11 January 2017

Back for its third incarnation, The Space's month-long playwriting challenge is due to commence on 1 February for the duration of the month - you have to write a play every day for 28 days!

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Student Performer of the Year

8 May 2016

The finals of the 2016 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition and the Stiles + Drewe Prize will be held on 15 May 2016 in London's West End.

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29 Plays Later

27 January 2016

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!

LET Award 2016

12 January 2016

Applications for the Les Enfants Terribles Award - designed to help an exciting new company produce an original piece of work to take to the Edinburgh Festival - close at 5pm on 17 January 2016. More details ...

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Write Now 7 Festival 2016

9 January 2016

The Jack Studio Theatre is now taking submissions for its latest Write Now Festival. The deadline for this year's applications is Friday 29 January 2016 ...

British Theatre Challenge - performances start tomorrow

22 October 2015

The winning plays of the British Theatre Challenge 2015 playwriting competition are due to be presented on 23 and 24 October 2015 at the Lost Theatre.

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