The London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition

The fabulous London Horror Festival are continuing their crusade to support emerging talent with the 2019 edition of their annual playwriting competition.

Playwriting Competition

In collaboration with the equally superb Danse Macabre Productions, they are this year aiming to promote the representation of LGBTQIA+ writers and characters within the genre.

To apply you must either be a playwright who identifies as LGBTQIA+ or have a protagonist or multiple leading characters who identify as LGBTQIA+.

The prize-winning play will be performed as a rehearsed reading by Danse Macabre Productions as part of the 2019 festival at the Pleasance Theatre.

For more info on how to apply please check out the brief here:

About the London Horror Festival:

London Horror Festival Playwriting Competition

The London Horror Festival is the UK’s original and largest festival of live horror performance. It will return from 8th – 25th October 2019 at The Pleasance Theatre Islington, and 8th October – 2nd November 2019 at the Old Red Lion Theatre.

Scaring the living daylights out of audiences since its inception in 2011, the London Horror Festival is a celebration of the ghoulish, the thrilling and the downright macabre.

Over the past nine years they have championed horror theatre, proudly presenting programmes featuring new writing, adaptations of literary classics, immersive interactive experiences, LGBTQ+ cabaret, musicals, opera, burlesque, live podcast recordings, comedy, clowning, puppetry, storytelling, magic, midnight mind-reading and Séance shows, film screenings with live choirs, radio and playwriting competitions, lectures … and much more!

Their purpose is to foster new talent as well as nurturing the already burgeoning live horror scene within the UK and we hope you can join the this year.

We really can’t say enough good things about the team and the companies behind the LHF. The sheer level of talent and creativity on display is truly second to none, and is a must for all horror fans!

About Danse Macabre Productions:

Since the dawn of time, human beings have told scary stories to confront their fears of what may be lurking under the bed. Adding their own unique twist to tales of humour, horror and fantasy; ‘Les Enfant Terribles’ 2018 Award Nominees, Danse Macabre Productions aim to make the dark that little bit lighter.

With their ‘bloody tongue-in cheek’ style, innovative staging and surreal experimentation with genre, they promise it’ll be a ‘danse’ you’ll never forget. (Note: Please don’t expect dancing. You wouldn’t want to see that. Trust me.)

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