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Liverpool playwriting prize deadline approaches

Published: 17 July 2018

The deadline for the third Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize is fast approaching as all scripts must be uploaded by July 22.

Writers who submit their comedy scripts will have the chance to win £10,000 with a potential opportunity to bring their play to life on stage.

The judging panel for 2019 includes Maurice Bessman, script writer, journalist and reviewer Catherine Jones, John Godber OBE and actor and comedian Les Dennis.

Royal Court Executive Producer Kevin Fearon, who will also be on the judging panel, said, “we have been delighted to be involved with the Playwriting Prize for the last four years. We have seen a huge number of entries for both of the previous competitions from all around the country and we are looking forward to doing it all again.

"The quality of the scripts has meant that the judging is always a difficult process but it means that the very best are chosen for the award.”

The winners will be revealed at a ceremony on Monday, April 1, 2019.

David Upton