MISSION STATEMENT – To encourage and develop new writing.

Beginnings is a festival of new writing.  We called out for new writing scripts of no more than 2,000 words (approximately 10 minutes) that have never had a public showing of any sort. We asked for submissions to be sent in “Blind” . The selected plays will be supported by a cast of players, all playing multiple roles and two directors taking on 5 a piece…thus ensuring as even a playing field as possible for the writers. The plays will be judged by the audience & an Industry Panel.
We are delighted to have on board, as our panel;
Robert Shearman esteemed author and playwright &  Kate Bannister, Artistic Director of The Brockley Jack Theatre.
Kat Rogers and Louise Jameson will be directing the 10 chosen plays this coming Spring,  DATES  11th & 12th July 2021 at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre, London
                              SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED, for a list of the winning plays ; See Below
Actors – For the full cast list, see below.


WE are delighted to have received an ACE lottery funded grant for this project!