Bitter Pill Theatre

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About

We have been thinking about how to respond to the new limitations on what we can do and have come up with an idea - a monthly playwriting competition with a small £150 prize for the winning play.

The Painkiller Project is now a monthly playwriting competition with a small £150 prize for each winning play.

Two plays will be selected each month and released fortnightly as podcasts (available here). So far our plays have featured Sophie Thompson, Toby Jones and Owen Teale.

Winning playwrights will also get the chance to have a "video coffee" with a line-up of established theatre makers over the coming weeks including Laura Wade, James Graham, Ryan Craig, Anne-Louise Sarks and David Eldridge.

We hope that the repetitive nature of the competition helps to make the project feel collaborative and cyclical - like theatre.

We hope this a good idea and so far things have gone really well. Our aim is to keep the project in place until theatres in the UK reopen.

As things currently stand we are getting closer to the point where everyone involved in the project gets paid. This is because of the generosity of those who have donated to the project, to whom we would like to say a thank you so much.

We are not yet there, though.

There is nothing that will ensure the sustainability of the project more than becoming a patron. It allows us to predict what we might be able to do tomorrow and a month from now and gives the project a secure future. 

If you can afford to donate it would mean the world to us and allow us to continue to make new work.


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Writings
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 2 exclusive posts
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Writings

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