In partnership with Silent Uproar

A scratch night for Hull writers

Launched in 2020, Out Loud is a new scratch night for writers in Hull to see and hear their scripts performed by professional actors in front of a friendly audience for the first time. The night is a collaboration between Middle Child and Silent Uproar, kindly supported by Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s Split Infinitive Trust.

What you get

Middle Child and Silent Uproar will read all entered scripts with writer’s names removed, then choose four and cast local, paid actors to pre-record them.

Middle Child artistic director, Paul Smith, and Silent Uproar artistic director, Alex Mitchell, plus two more guest directors will work with actors during a day of rehearsals.

That means as a chosen writer you can simply tune into the sharing and see your work brought to life with a ‘fresh’ set of eyes and ears. Writers will also receive a fee of £50.


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Who can apply

Playwrights aged 18 or above living in Hull and the East Riding.

How to apply

Scripts can either be complete short pieces, or excerpts of a longer play but should be suitable for radio, with no swearing or strong adult content.

Please note that we can only accept scripts that can be performed by no more than two actors.

Scripts will be passed to our reading team, with names removed to be read anonymously. All applicants will be informed whether they have been successful or not.

Writers are welcome to send scripts that were previously submitted.