With several of Birmingham’s leading theatres being found in Southside, it’s the perfect place to host the West Midlands screenwriting competition Enter Stage Write, where budding writers have the opportunity to see their wok brought to life.

Birmingham Hippodrome and Enter Stage Write have partnered together to create an unmissable opportunity for wordsmiths residing in the UK. Competitors are invited to submit a ten-minute long script, with the potential to see their work adapted onto the small screen. 

The winning script is judged both by words on the page and performance on the stage during a marquee Grand Final, which takes place in the Patrick Studio at Birmingham Hippodrome on Wednesday 11th March, with tickets going on sale by the end of January here.

An esteemed panel of judges, including the Hippodrome’s Chris Sudworth and award-winning actor and director Sean Foley, will select the top three scripts to be made into short films as well as performed as a stage play, along with a cash prize of £1000.

Chris Sudworth, director of artistic programme at Birmingham Hippodrome said: “We are delighted to partner with Enter Stage Write to showcase wonderful new work in the West Midlands. The programme chimes perfectly with the artist development and producing journey we have begun at the Hippodrome, supporting the creation of work that represents and reflects our great city.” 

Writers have until Tuesday 11th February to submit their entries to the competition, which is open to anyone living in the UK. Further information can be found at transitionstagecompany.com