The Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust’s Pitch Your Play scheme invites you to pitch a new play to a panel of industry professionals. Three successful pitches will be given space, admin and marketing support for 4 weeks at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, working with the Masterclass team to produce your staged reading. In addition, each winning team will receive one weeks access to the Haymarket stage in order to rehearse and stage your play. This will culminate in an exclusive opportunity to showcase your work in a West End venue to an audience of friends, family, colleagues and invited industry professionals.
Either a pre-existing team consisting of a writer, a producer and a director aged 17-30 or a passionate writer, also aged 17-30, with a finished play.
How to apply
PLEASE NOTE: The theatre will only accept hard copies of your script, electronic copies will not be accepted. Scripts will not be returned unless they include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If your application is longlisted they will then ask for a copy of the entire script.
You can submit your hard copies via post to ‘Masterclass, Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HT’ or drop them off at the Theatre Royal Haymarket Stage Door.
1. A short synopsis of the play
2. A hard copy of the first 30 pages*
3. A covering letter explaining:
• Why they should pick your play and why you want it staged
• What you hope this opportunity will offer you
• What your long term plans are for the play
• In an ideal world, where you see the play being produced
The script must be a new, unpublished piece of writing. Please ensure that all pages are numbered and have your name on them.
Wednesday 28th February