Stage Write

Supporting & developing new writing for the stage.

Stage Write

Stage Write is a writing initiative run by Liverpool’s Royal Court to support and develop new writing for the stage.

Regular showcase nights are held in our intimate Studio space, at which a selection of excerpts are rehearsed and performed by a cast of professional actors. Work may be from brand new writers, or from established playwrights looking to try out new ideas.

You can submit scripts to Stage Write at any time, by emailing stagewrite@liverpoolsroyalcourt.com

We ask that submitted scripts are written for theatre (not TV or film). Scripts must have page numbers and the writer’s name on each page. Please ensure that your cover page clearly displays your name, the title of your play and the date on which your current draft was completed. Please also include a list of characters before the first scene of your script.

Your work will be read and we will respond letting you know if we would like to take it any further.

We receive a large number of submissions so please be patient when awaiting a response.

Upcoming Showcases

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If you would like to submit a script for consideration at the next Stage Write Showcase please email it to stagewrite@liverpoolsroyalcourt.com

Whats's on?

Lost Soul 2 16 Aug 2024 - 14 Sep 2024

Dave Kirby (Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels, Lost Soul, Council Depot Blues, Reds & Blues) is back at The Court wit

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Boss New Plays 19 Apr 2024 - 20 Apr 2024

Liverpool’s Lantern Writers have been working steadily with the best of the city’s acting talent in rec

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Paul Foot – Dissolve 22 Mar 2024

Life is a stress: full of rushed breakfasts, angry people, internal conflict, and Jacob Rees-Mogg. But what happens

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Variety Lunch Club 27 Mar 2024 - 05 Jun 2024

The Royal Court Variety Lunch Club runs throughout the year on Wednesday afternoons in the main theatre and is open

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The Giant Killers 11 Jul 2024 - 13 Jul 2024

The inspiring true story of football’s greatest ever underdogs. Set in the early years of Association Footbal

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180⁰ Chord 23 Mar 2024

Following its highly successful tour in 2022, Chris Leicester’s new play, 180⁰ Chord tours again in 2024. It&

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Alison Spittle – Soup 24 May 2024

Comedian du jour Alison Spittle is simmering with jokes and probably rage, she doesn't know what the burning s

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Variety Film Club: Yesterday (2019) 28 Mar 2024

Variety Film ClubThe team behind Variety Lunch Club have hatched a new plan so that you can come and have an aftern

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Stephen Bailey – CRASS 21 Mar 2024 - 25 May 2024

Star of BBC’s Live at the Apollo & Would I Lie To You?, comedian and TV’s Stephen Bailey makes a ve

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Sisters Of Mersey 05 Jul 2024 - 03 Aug 2024

Sister Petra and Sister Brenda have grown up in St Elmo’s Convent in Dingle as identical twins but Monsignor

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Beyond A Joke 18 Apr 2024

Back the budding comics standing up for charity. Have you heard the one about the gutsy amateurs taking tips from t

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Pauline Daniels – Get Me Before The Crematorium Does 09 Jul 2024

Join me, Pauline Daniels, for an evening of laughter and song to kick off my birthday celebrations! With 44 years i

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Pete Price Holds Court 17 Apr 2024 - 05 Jun 2024

Pete goes back to his roots as compere extraordinaire of a classic variety night!Join us in the swish Studio space

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Simon Munnery’s Jerusalem 20 Mar 2024

‘One of the all time great British stand-ups’ (Stewart Lee) performs a truly unique stand-up show. Usin

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Royal Court Heritage Tour 18 Mar 2024 - 02 Sep 2024

The Royal Court is a Grade II listed building, a magnificent example of one of the best theatres built in the Art D

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Come Together 15 Mar 2024 - 06 Apr 2024

Join us for an unforgettable evening of the music of John Lennon and Paul McCartney in this stunning concert p

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Girls Don’t Play Guitars 27 Sep 2024 - 26 Oct 2024

The five star musical that shook 2019 is back! “One of the strongest shows the Royal Court has produced&

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The Netherley Hillbillies 24 May 2024 - 22 Jun 2024

Come listen to a story 'bout a man name Jed, Found it really hard to keep a roof over his head Then

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Alternative Black Cabaret Showcase 11 Apr 2024

The Black is back! The Alternative Black Cabaret Showcase in partnership with Boisterous Theatre Co. bring the bigg

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Variety Film Club: The Commitments (1991) 05 Sep 2024

Variety Film ClubThe team behind Variety Lunch Club have hatched a new plan so that you can come and have an aftern

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Boys From The Blackstuff 19 Apr 2024 - 11 May 2024

Alan Bleasdale’s BOYS FROM THE BLACKSTUFF by James Graham Gizza job. Go on, gizzit, go ‘head, giz

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Parallel Lives 30 Mar 2024

The People’s Players present Parallel Lives - a new radio play about love, fate and whether our soulmates wer

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Variety Film Club: The Beverley Hillbillies (1994) 13 Jun 2024

Variety Film ClubThe team behind Variety Lunch Club have hatched a new plan so that you can come and have an aftern

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Haunted Scouse 05 Mar 2024 - 09 Mar 2024

Charlie Moon is sadly missed and his widow, Molly, is the one doing most of the missing. She feels guilty about how

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