Mercury Theatre Colchester & Josef Weinberger Ltd are joining forces to discover the very best and most diverse new British theatre writing talent from across the UK.
The Mercury/Weinberger Playwriting Prize will be looking for previously unperformed plays that have the ambition, appeal and theatricality to fill larger theatres, with the desire of getting the very best new work published and into production over the next few years.
Prizes: The winning entry will pick up a cash prize of £5,000, a publishing deal with Josef Weinberger Ltd and the possibility of a full production at the Mercury Theatre.
In addition to this, there will also be a Future Voice award which recognises talent for 16-25 year olds – the winner of this prize will win £500 and a rehearsed reading of their script.
How to apply: The online portal for entries will open here on 25 May 2018, the closing date is 20 July 2018 and winners will be announced week commencing 5 November 2018.
Deadline: 20 July 2018