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'Up To Spook' Writing Competition


The Old Rep Theatre has been running for 110 years and with over a century of history it would be foolish to think that we don’t have a few skeletons in our closet. To celebrate the spookiest time of the year we are running a writing competition that only the bravest vampire would sink their teeth into.

We are searching for ghoulish ghost tales, hell-bound horror stories, petrifying poems, spellbinding songs or any other Halloween hauntings you wish to write about.

Submit your entry to before the clock strikes midnight on Sunday 20 August.

  • 1 entry per writer
  • 10 minutes of work, maximum
  • Between 1 and 3 performers
  • Any genre accepted, as long as it is Halloween, ghost, horror or thriller themed
  • Accepted script types include plays, stories, poems and songs
  • All entries to be submitted to with the subject title 'Up To Spook submission'
  • To be included in our 2 November ‘Up To Scratch’ special... Up To Spook!
  • Up to 6 short pieces will be showcased** with a limited amount of scenery, makeup and props to be provided by BOA Stage & Screen Academy.
  • Where requested, we can try to assist with performers.
  • One free spooky cocktail or Old Rep Ale when you attend the night

Entries close Sunday 20 August, 11.59pm

**This will be a “script in hand event