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 March 15, 2024

Inspired by Holst playwriting competition



A Cheltenham Playhouse/Everyman Theatre collaboration

To commemorate 150 years since the birth of Cheltenham-born composer Gustav Holst, we are inviting local writers to write a 30-minute play based on a title of a work by Holst (e.g. In the Bleak Midwinter, Hammersmith, Japanese Suite, the Perfect Fool, the Planets).  Three plays will be chosen for performance by professional and community actors at the Cheltenham Playhouse in September 2024.

To enter this competition, your play should:

  • Have between two and ten characters in it (a mix of genders).
  • Be no longer than thirty minutes.
  • Have a title that relates to a work by Holst but does not need to be about Holst.
  • Be suitable for performance on the Playhouse stage.

The three plays that are selected for performance will be directed and designed by a professional creative team, on behalf of the Playhouse and the Everyman.

Please submit your play by 1st June 2024 to

For any advice on the writing of your play, please contact

All info here

This project is funded by Arts Council, England.


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