2017 -2018 Constance Cox Prize Playwriting Competition

Solo play competition

July 18th 2018 will be the 20th anniversary of the death of Constance Cox.

As she was such a key part of Sussex Playwrights and her legacy keeps us going today, the 2017 competition invites writers to submit:


30 minute solo plays inspired by the idea of ‘July 18th ‘ – this is deliberately wide ranging and writers can interpret this in any way they like

It can be set in the future, the past, anywhere, any world etc, on any theme and in any style

One person plays only

Suitable for a general theatre audience

In English

It should not be a musical

Writer’s new original work and not adaptations from existing published work

Never before performed or published

Prizes will include performances by professional actors.

Further details of deadlines, submission and prizes shortly