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Writers Everywhere.. Submit Your 15 Minute Play For The Next MancMade @53Two Festival

The last MancMade @53Two festival back in March was a huge success (Well over 300 people through the doors and 5 star reviews, no less) but, as we believe in keeping things fresh, we've decided to shake things up a little for the next one. Rather than spread six brand new plays over two evenings we've decided to go full "all dayer" this time.

We'll have five plays (no longer than 15 mins long a piece), in one day (Saturday 30th June), all getting their "World Premiere" in our creative Manchester. We'll also have some spoken word and a few timely intervals in between for, er, refreshments. After the plays have finished we'll have live music and shenanigans till late.

Now, this next bit is for you writers out there, wherever you're based.....

We're accepting submissions from everyone and anyone (you DON'T have to be based in Manchester, for this festival we're spreading the love far and wide), professionals, amateurs, full-time, part-time or very little time at all.

This is your chance to have your work performed by professional actors, overseen by experienced directors in front of an enthused audience in an absolutely amazing theatre; 53Two.

Your play doesn't need to be about Manchester. All submissions are anonymous, so the the plays will be chosen completely on merit. It doesn't matter who you know or don't know, no favours, no pre-conceived bullshit to deal with. It's as fair as we can possibly make it. All we ask is that your play is no longer than 15mins long, is new and has not been performed anywhere before.

Submit your play for the MancMade @53Two festival being held on the 30th June 2018 by clicking on the image below. Closing date for submissions is Wednesday 6th June. If you have any questions or queries you can fire through an email to

(there's a bit more "stuff" below the image, just to prove we've done this before)

To give you writers an idea of how much work everyone at 53Two (venue staff, actors, directors, back stage, lighting, sound etc) and MancMade put into the previous MancMade @53Two festival back in March check out below. From social media support, marketing, casting calls to the brilliant performances from all the actors. It’s all there waiting to go again. Good luck with your submissions. See you on the 30th June hopefully.

Previously on MancMade @53Two 🙂

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