Harpy Productions/Danse Macabre “The Fright Before Christmas” CALL OUT

Harpy Productions is collaborating with Danse Macabre (a leading theatre company in the London horror festival) to create “The Fright Before Christmas”. Keeping up the Victorian tradition of ghost stories at Christmas, they’re going to be hosting a scary story competition this December, where contestants will perform 10-minute horror stories to a panel of industry professionals and a live audience.

The event will take place on the 11th of December in the Space Theatre (a restored Victorian church) and is hosted by renowned drag performer, Lady Aria Grey. the judges include Chris Nials (head of the London Horror Society), Sampira Al Fahiri (Playwright & producer) and Mike Muncer (Evolution of Horror Podcast).

Prizes for the winners will be announced closer to the date.

  • Maximum 10 minutes long

  • Maximum 4 people (this includes cast & crew)

  • Original ideas and a previously unproduced piece

  • Based in the UK

  • Only one submission per writer/team

  • Submissions must be sent as a word document or PDF

  • Submit entries via this Google form

  • They want plays that are new. Plays that are experimental. Plays that are inventive. But most of all, they want plays that will terrify beyond our wildest nightmares!


25 October at the stroke of midnight!


Published on:
8 Oct 2021
Opportunity deadline:
25 Oct 2021


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