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oneACTS 2020 – Playwrights

oneACTS 2020 – playwrights

Have you ever written a short play that deserves to be performed ‑ or have you always wanted to? If so, the cornerHOUSE one act plays festival needs you.

We are looking for people who would like to create a play for the oneACTS 2020, our week-long showcase of original writing which will take place in April next year.

Don’t worry if you haven’t attempted anything like this before. You can find all the information you need on our website at or email

This will be the 14th year the cornerHOUSE in Douglas Road, Surbiton, has run the festival, which has become a well established and highly respected event in the local arts scene.

The plays need to be short – 15 to 25 minutes long – so if you have an original idea and would like to see it staged, why not have a go?

A number of plays will be selected by a panel of judges out of all those received and yours may well be the lucky one. Even it isn’t, you will still get feedback to help you with your future writing.

The deadline for submission of plays is Thursday, October 31 2019. After that, directors will be chosen, actors will be cast, and your work will come to life on stage.

So, get your thinking caps on, put fingers to keyboard, and start writing – we are looking forward to reading your play.

For more information go to the One Acts page of the website