Script writing prize launched in memory of the founder of Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre

Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Denise Bradley.

Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Denise Bradley. - Credit: ©Archant Photographic 2010

Aspiring script writers are being invited to enter a writing competition that has been set up in honour of the Maddermarket Theatre's founder Nugent Monck.

The inaugural Nugent Monck script writing prize is being run by the Norwich theatre and the University of East Anglia.

Scripts entered should run for 40 to 45 minutes, have a maximum of four characters, and not have been previously performed.

The winning entry will be performed in the Maddermarket's Ian Emmerson Studio from October 26 to 30, with the possibility of further performances at the Hostry Festival.

Peter Beck, joint creative director of the theatre, said: 'New writing is an element of the work we do at the Maddermarket and this is an opportunity for local writers to be seen.'

The competition is not open to writers who are earning their living from their work.

Entries should be submitted by 5pm on Monday, May 18. They should be emailed to or posted to

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The Nugent Monck Prize, Maddermarket Theatre, St John's Alley, Norwich, NR2 1DR.

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