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ALL YOU NEED IS A STORY

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Remarkable unearthers of new talent.” Fiona Mountford, The Evening Standard

ABOUT

 

Papatango discover brilliant playwrights, launching the best new talent with maximum impact. Our unmatched commitment to staging new writers inspires artists and audiences at all levels that all you need is a story.

Our discoveries have won BAFTAs, Alfred Fagon, Off West End and RNT Foundation Playwright awards, and premiered worldwide. We run playwriting events for thousands of participants each year.

Our opportunities are anonymous, open to anyone in the UK and Ireland, and completely free.

 

 

Company Number 07365398
Registered Charity Number 1152789

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New Writing Prize

The Papatango New Writing Prize

“Knocks spots off much of the new writing I have seen.”
Michael Billington, The Guardian

 

Opening in 2009, the Papatango New Writing Prize was the first – and remains the only – annual award in the UK to guarantee an emerging playwright a full production on the professional stage with box office royalties and publication by Nick Hern Books. In 2016 a full commission to support a follow-up play was added to the Prize.

The 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize has been won by Stewart Pringle for the play Trestle, from 1036 entries. Huge congratulations to Stewart, whose play will now premiere at Southwark Playhouse in November. Read more HERE

 

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“A bold and often brilliant stab at something new.”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times

Our
productions

Hanna

by Sam Potter (2018)
Arcola Theatre & UK tour

Trestle

by Stewart Pringle (2017, Prize Winner)
Southwark Playhouse

Orca

by Matt Grinter (2016, Prize Winner)
Southwark Playhouse

After Independence

by May Sumbwanyambe (2016)
Arcola Theatre

Tomcat

by James Rushbrooke (2015, Prize Winner)
Southwark Playhouse

Coolatully

by Fiona Doyle (2014, Prize Winner)
Finborough Theatre

Unscorched

by Luke Owen (2013, Prize Winner)
Finborough Theatre

Pack

by Louise Monaghan (2012, Prize Winner)
Finborough Theatre

Everyday Maps for Everyday Use

by Tom Morton-Smith (2012)
Finborough Theatre

Back Home Contemplation

by May Sumbwanyambe (2012)
Finborough Theatre

Photos of You Sleeping

by Jane Wainwright (2012)
Finborough Theatre

Foxfinder

by Dawn King (2011, Prize Winner)
Finborough Theatre

Through The Night

by Matt Morrison (2011), Finborough Theatre

Rigor Mortis

by Carol Vine (2011)
Finborough Theatre

Crush

by Rob Young (2011)
Finborough Theatre

Leopoldville

by Jacqueline McCarrick (2010, Prize Winner)
Tristan Bates Theatre

My Balloon Beats Your Astronaut

By Kerry Hood (2010)
Tristan Bates Theatre

The Ducks

by Michael McLean (2010)
Tristan Bates Theatre

Stuff

by John Seymour (2010)
Tristan Bates Theatre

Christmas Reloaded

by Philip Gawthorne (2009)
Old Red Lion

Potentials

by Dominic Mitchell (2009, Prize Winner)
Tristan Bates Theatre

The Muse

by Matt Roberts (2008)
Pleasance Islington & Tristan Bates Theatre

Angel

by Matt Grinter (2008)
Pleasance Islington & Tristan Bates Theatre

 

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