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Ten Tiny Plays About Wiltshire

The entry deadline has now passed

An opportunity to write a 2 minute radio play for BBC Wiltshire!

Entry Deadline: Monday 2 March 2020 10am

10 selected plays will be recorded and broadcast on BBC Wiltshire as part of the Swindon Spring Festival 2020

Recorded plays will feature on the James Thomas afternoon show 2-4pm, Monday 4 to Friday 15 May and made available on BBC Sounds

Professional playwrights Jamila Gavin, Sumita Majunder and Barney Norris will help choose the final 10 plays

Rules of Entry:

- Plays should be no more than 2 minutes in length

- Plays should include no more than 2 voices, either adult or child

- Plays must be set in Wiltshire: any location or any time period

- Play must be original works by the entrants and not adaptations of any other writers work

Creativity is key:

Plays can be factual, fictional or fantastical e.g.

~A teenage couple at a Swindon bus stop

~Druids carry out a health and safety briefing while building Stonehenge

~Peregrines look down on visitors from the top of Salisbury Cathedral

~A barmaid’s ghost serves a pint at the Red Lion in Avebury

Guidelines:

Don't worry about any professional script formatting: just be clear about the WHERE, WHEN and WHO says WHAT

Read your script out to yourself at a pace you’d expect to hear it recorded

Only refer to sounds or music that are absolutely key to the action

For more tips please download this helpful sheet

You might like to visit these BBC resources:

Writing for Radio

Writing Radio Drama

BBC Script Library

Only one submission per person will be accepted

Save a copy: submissions won't be returned

N.B. Submissions will be edited and recorded within professional limits.

There is no age limit for entrants. Entrants do not need to live in Wiltshire.

Completed plays should be submitted (with your real name and telephone number) as a Word document to info@primetheatre.co.uk

Plays may be posted to Prime Theatre, c/o Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon SN1 1QN

Privacy Notice: Contact data will not be stored or used beyond the terms of this opportunity. For Prime's full GDPR policy click here


WRITING WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITES


PLAYWRIGHTING With Barney Norris

Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Ln, Salisbury SP2 7RA

SATURDAY 8 FEB 1:00PM

Book HERE


YOUNG PERSONS WRITING WORKSHOP With Sumita Majumdar

Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon, SN1 1QN

MONDAY 17 FEB 10:00AM-11:30AM

To book, please email youngdirector@primetheatre.co.uk


WARMINSTER LIBRARY WORKSHOP With Jamila Gavin

Three Horseshoes Walk, Warminster. BA12 9BT

MONDAY 24 FEB 5:30-7PM

No sign up needed


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