Send us your script during May

Middle Child are once again inviting script submissions as we look to form relationships with new writers over the next few years.

We are keen to meet writers who have an interest in the socio-political function of theatre and who are interested in making work which reaches beyond the usual theatre crowd. While music is a key component of our work, it does not need to be present in your script. See our past work to get an idea of our ‘style’ and interests.

Specifically, we are interested in reading full-length plays from UK-based new writers, who’ve had no more than one full-length production, and who are:

  • Female, trans and non-binary and/or;
  • People of colour and/or;
  • Identify as working class.

You do not need to write something original for this submission window: existing scripts, including those that you may have submitted to other companies, venues and competitions, are welcome.

We are not looking to commission new plays through this call, but to start relationships with new writers instead, so that we can get to know you and your work better and work out how we might collaborate in the future.

How to submit your script

Please send your full scripts to We will be accepting submissions from Monday 4 May until 10am on Monday 1 June.

We will respond to everybody who submits a script by Tuesday 4 August. However as a small team we cannot guarantee detailed feedback on each piece of writing.