The winner of the Prize will develop their play with Papatango over several months, building towards a four week production at Southwark Playhouse in autumn 2019.
The competition is open to anyone resident in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland only.
The script will be published by Nick Hern Books. The writer will receive a royalty of 10% of the gross box office income.
Following the production, the writer will be paid a £6000 commission to create a new play with development support from Papatango.
There is no age limit.
Deadline: 9pm, 17 February 2019.
Full-length plays wanted.
Rough parameters: a minimum running time of 60 minutes OR a script of at least 40 pages OR at least 9,000 words would meet this criterion.