The 24 Hour Plays- Lawrence Batley Theatre

After a break of nearly ten years, one of the most rigorous and exciting free talent development initiatives, The 24 Hour Plays, returns to the UK.

Over the course of 24 hours, six writers, six directors, six producers and twenty-four actors from across the UK will come together to create six brand new short plays, which will be staged at the Lawrence Batley Theatre on Sunday 3 May 2020.

Successful participants will receive mentoring from some of the UK’s leading theatre makers including: Olivier Award-winning actress Sheila Atim MBE, ‘In The Heights’ producer Paul Taylor-Mills, critically acclaimed playwright Amanda Whittington and ‘The James Plays’ and former Artistic Director of National Theatre Scotland Laurie Sansom; with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

The 24 Hour Plays UK is open to emerging actors, writers, directors and producers aged 18+ from all backgrounds who feel that they would benefit from this process.

Applicants must be over the age of 18


Friday 14 February 2020 at 6pm.

Friday 14th February – Applications Close
Saturday 29th February – Selection Day
Sunday 1st March – Selection Day
Saturday 7th March – Selection Day
Sunday 8th March – Selection Day
Saturday 2nd May – The countdown starts
Sunday 3rd May – Time’s up. Curtain up.

Applications are now open at:

Published on:
29 Jan 2020


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