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About The Play's the Thing

It takes originality, vision and imagination to make it as a successful playwright in theatre, let alone the West End. In a unique initiative, Channel 4 launched a search for a first time playwright and attracted submissions from more than 2,000 un-produced writers. The winning writer will now see their play produced as a fully staged West End production, with a first-class director, creative team and cast.

The accompanying Channel 4 series, The Play's the Thing, is being shown during June and follows the progress of amateur writers, from the earliest stages of selection through to a full West End stage production. Three top theatre professionals whittled down submissions to a shortlist of three and the winner has now been selected. A brand-new name will emerge into the spotlight to experience all the drama of public scrutiny and first-night nerves as the curtain goes up on their West End debut.

Book now to be one of the first to see the new play in "secret" previews before the winner is publicly announced 19 June. Previews begin 14 June.
The Channel 4 TV series The Play's the Thing starts on Monday 12 June at 22:00.

Don't miss the theatrical event of the year!

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