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WhatsOnStage announces the Lockdown Playwriting Prize

The competition is now closed.

The Lockdown Playwriting Prize

Update: We've taken on board the feedback to the lockdown playwriting competition we launched today, and we're very sorry it has caused upset at this difficult time for everyone across our industry. It was always meant as a prize, and not a commission, and our intention was to bring some joy and inspiration at this time and give a platform to an aspiring playwright with the opportunity to have their work produced professionally for one night.

We didn't intend for it to be received the way that it has, so after careful reflection by the judging panel we have decided not to proceed with the competition.

We'd like to thank those on the panel who generously agreed to give their time and expertise for free.

We will continue, as usual, to champion the industry across our site and social channels, and support everywhere we can in these ensuing months.