The play what you wrote! Stables call to action to playwrights – and aspiring playwrights!

Last year The Stables Theatre launched a unique project to showcase new work and the work of new playwrights.

The fruits of that labor was due to have been seen on stage at The Stables this spring when four brand new plays would have been performed, that of course, has had to be postponed but it hasn’t stopped the theatre from making plans for 2021.

Chairman Neil Sellman says: “Due to the overwhelming response and success of our first endeavour into co producing a new play for the stage, we’re now accepting new play submissions, of which at least one will be performed at the Stables Theatre in 2021.”  

Your play could be performed on stage at The Stables next year.

The only criteria, says Neil, is that the play must not ever have been performed in public and has not previously been submitted to the Stables Theatre.  

Both one-act and full length plays will be accepted with the deadline for submissions being midnight on May 4th this year. Plays should be submitted in either WORD or PDF format and sent to Tim Kendrick whose email address is

Neil says: ‘During the summer a small play reading committee will meet and that group will choose two plays from all those submitted.  These two plays will then be given a public reading at The Stables in either late 2020 or early 2021, with a full-blown production scheduled for at least one of the two in late 2021.”

Anyone who would like to join The Stables new play reading committee should also email Tim at the address above.

“Good luck to all those who submit scripts!  We look forward to reading them!” says Neil.

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