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  • New Plays Festival Spring 2020

    Arts Richmond invites expressions of interest for the New Plays Festival by 30th June 2019.

    Sunday 30 June 2019

    Arts Richmond invites its affiliated Drama Societies and Drama Groups to register their interest in taking part in the biennial New Plays Festival in Spring 2020.

    Arts Richmond’s celebration of original playwriting builds on the "New Writing Festival" so successfully run by Edie Purdue in memory of her husband Roy.

    The 2020 Festival will be held at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, in March/April 2020 (exact date to be confirmed) 

    Deadline for expressions of interest is 30th JUNE 2019.


    Conditions of entry:

    1. Performers must be members of a Drama Society/Group affiliated to Arts Richmond.
    2. The play must be original, unpublished, and previously unperformed.
    3. The play must be No longer than 20 minutes maximum performance time.
    4. The play must be suitable to be performed in the round, require a minimal set and a maximum of 12 performers.


    Deadlines:      Expressions of interest in taking part in the Festival must be in by 30th June 2019.  

    Please complete and return the form below.

    Scripts must be submitted by 30th September 2019.  Further details to follow.


    A shortlist of 4 finalists, chosen by an experienced panel, will be invited to perform their work at the Orange Tree Theatre in Spring 2020.  Finalists will be notified by 30th November 2019.

    Prizes:            The finalists will be awarded a certificate as a record of their performance. 

    The overall winner, as decided by our panel of judges on the day, will be presented with the Arts Richmond Roy Purdue Trophy.

    Please email this information to

    or return attached form to Arts Richmond at the address below

    by closing date of 30th June 2019

    We are interested in taking part in Arts Richmond’s New Plays Festival in Spring 2020

    Arts Richmond, ETNA Community Centre, 13 Rosslyn Road, Twickenham TW1 2AR


    020 8892 9446

    New Plays Document