Playwriting competition launched


Our sister company Threadbare Theatre Company launch a playwriting competition to find a brand new piece of writing just for us! Shucks guys… thanks!!

“The Local”! A play set in a local pub.

We love working on new writing and on plays that fit our space perfectly. We are now launching a playwriting competition to find a brand new play that we will stage in the upstairs bar of The Crown Inn, Oxted.

We are accepting scripts for production in our Autumn 2017/2018 season on the theme “The local”. The play will be performed in the upstairs bar of the pub and so must not have a large, complicated set (other than the bar itself which can be used within the performance).

So get down your local and start writing!


The competition is open to anyone.

We are happy to receive scripts from 30 mins – 2 hours as if we find 2 good shorter plays we will combine them into one evenings entertainment.

What to submit:

  • A brief synopsis
  • A short insight into your inspiration. Where did your idea come from?
  • At least one scene (we will accept full or partially complete scripts)
  • Character/Casting breakdown – Maximum 3 actors

How to apply:
Please email scripts to

Deadline: 16th June 2017

Other useful information

There is no fee to submit scripts.

We will reply to every script that is submitted but cannot guarantee to give detailed feedback and won’t enter into any further correspondence if your script is unsuccessful.

The winning play will be produced by Threadbare Theatre Company and performed at The Crown Inn, Old Oxted and will be directed by Artistic Director Lucy Linger. The writer will receive an equal share of the profits with Lucy and the actors. All up front production and venue costs will be covered by Threadbare Theatre.

We are committed to producing theatre from anyone and everyone with a great story to tell and a yearning to tell it.

All work submitted remains the intellectual property of the writer. The work must be that of the writer or writers and the writer must own all relevant rights to material included.

New Production: Such Art, Such Beauty by Graham Billing – 26th-29th June

Threadbare Theatre Company are proud to announce the latest production of Such Art, Such Beauty – Written by Graham Billing, Directed by Lucy Linger and starring Carla Fraser, Marie Blount & Ruth Redman.

Sunday 26th June – Wednesday 29th June 2016 at 8pm. Doors open at 6.30pm – Why not book a table and have some food before the performance?


The Crown Inn, Old Oxted RH8 9LN

Tickets: £15.00, £12.50 concessions


Book tickets online Here 

Box Office: 01883 723855

Previous praise for Threadbare Theatre’s production of Such Art, Such Beauty:

“A real hoot from start to finish” – Camden New Journal

“Both funny and thought provoking” – What’s on stage

“A funny and indubitably well-made evening of operativ fancy” – Time Out