telling tales

for roald dahls marvellous children's charity

We’re on the look out for new stories, but with Covid-19 hijacking all the theatres for the time being, we’ve been curating a different kind of theatrical, new writing, online experience. All in aid of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. 

This is where you come in. We are looking for new short plays to feature in this online experience. The selected plays will go on to be filmed by professional theatre directors with professional actors. To get you started, we’d like you to use the phrase:


‘a little bit of magic...’ 


Just as inspiration. 

The plays must also…

  • Have a maximum running time of 10 minutes; and

  • Have a maximum of 2 performers


That’s all. Remember these are plays which will be filmed, not short films, so no special effects or fancy edits please - the simpler, the better.


Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity supports seriously ill children and young people who have long-term health conditions that are often overlooked or underfunded. You can read more about their amazing work; here. The charity has established 78 Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses who care for over 21,000 seriously ill children across the UK and they now need our help more than ever.

Submissions for this opportunity have now closed.

Any plays submitted hereafter, unfortunately, cannot be considered.


We’re having a ball reading through all the amazing offerings and will be announcing the final plays very soon.

Watch this space!


If you missed out this time, see what you can get involved in next by following us on social media or sign up for updates below. Alternatively, visit our CONTACT US page to send us full length plays and ideas.  

PS. Our previous new writing nights, with Angry Bear Productions, at the Royal Court and The Other Palace raised over £1800 for charity.

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