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A massive congratulations to our winning writers!

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This years winning plays will be given 5 full performances at the Jack Studio Theatre, London Tuesday 1st October – Saturday 5th October 2019  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.

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 2019 are:

Cougar by Michael Fenlason 
Antisocial Media by Julie Barnett 
For Abby by Holli Harms 
Trick or Treat by Ron Asher 
Fabio the Great by Elspeth Tilley 

We’d like to give special mentions to Aleks Merilo, Emily Hageman, Peter Anthony Fields and Rachel Rios .

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 has been an incredibly difficult task, 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; “Being a playwright is like the equivalent of doing a jigsaw puzzle that has 1,500 pieces, and it’s a jigsaw of a blue sky. Not a cloud in sight.” Lewis Black

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.

“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