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British Theatre Challenge Winners 2018

A massive congratulations to our winning writers!

This years winning plays will be given 5 full performances at the Jack Studio Theatre, London Tuesday 28 August – Saturday 1 September 2018  at 7.30pm  If you are in or around London at this time please come and support us and make yourself known, we’d love to see you there. Please help spread the word using the event link and @SkyBlueTheatre #BritishTheatreChallenge

Through the week audience members will be asked to vote for the play they believe to be the best piece of writing leading to the final night when the Anne Bartram Playwright Award will be presented to one of our winning five playwrights. We’d like to thank BTC 2016 winner Paul McCormick for his wonderful donation towards the award.

The closing night will also be filmed by Mini Mammoth Films before being edited and posted onto our youtube channel. You can see past winners here

The 5 winners of the British Theatre Challenge 2018 are:

2045 by Scott Lummer
Tagged by Jim Moss
Teatime by Sheila Cowley
Accident of Birth by Trevor Suthers
Bunnies and Wolves by Elspeth Tilley

We’d like to give special mentions to The Brothers Mannion, Victoria Connerty, Allston James and Elizabeth Flanagan.

Thank you to everybody that has entered this year’s playwriting competition – It’s been a pleasure reading all of your scripts over the past few months so please, keep up the awesome writing!

Choosing five plays from an array of excellent scripts has been an incredibly difficult task so well done to those writers who were chosen for the shortlist but we also highly commend all writers who entered their plays, it’s no easy feat. “Playwriting is the last great bastion of the individual writer. It’s exciting precisely because it’s where the money isn’t. Money goes to safety, to consensus. It’s not individualism.” John Patrick Shanley

Didn’t make it this time or have another play you’d like us to look at? The Sky Blue Script Appraisal Service is now up and running for all your short and full length plays.

Want to be a part of next year? The BTC 2019 is open for your submissions from 1st November this year…

“Stage is the place of the playwright: you’re guided by great actors and directors, but it’s the playwright’s word on the page that counts.” Abi Morgan