STERTS One-Act Playwriting Competition 2018...Now in its seventh year! 

Sterts One Act Play writing competition 2018

Thank you to all our aspiring play writers for entering our competition. 

Here are the winners of this years’ competition.


The Refuge - Winner
Paul and his wife Clare visit Paul’s alleged cousin and owner of a remote cliff top Cornish hotel. The plot has instant intrigue, with suspicious characters in a spooky setting and the dialogue has a sense of undercurrent.

Creation 2032 - Cornish theme winner
This is a great piece set in Cornwall, with well developed characters and a plot that works perfectly in the competition time frame. Good to see a comedy entry of this standard!

Let’s Make Sweet Music Together - Runner Up.
The play is balanced and rounded, with a conflict from the start. Strong, well defined characters, well written dialogue and an unexpected denouement.

Audition details

Just come along on Sunday 7th October at 5pm OR Monday 8th October at 7pm. 

The performance date is Saturday 17th November

The winning play will be fully staged. The Cornish themed winner and runner-up will be staged rehearsed readings.

The Refuge by Lynne O’Sullivan 
The competition winner will be fully staged. Director tba
This is a spooky murder mystery set at a Cornish guest house.
There are 5 characters in the play: one male and four female. 
Paul, a business man; Clare Paul’s younger wealthier wife; 
Edwina, manager of The Refuge; Molly, the Cornish housekeeper; 
Bathsheba, the ghost.
Creation 2032 by Evangeline Coomber 
Staged rehearsed reading. Director tba
Our Cornish theme winner is a tongue in cheek comedy set in Cornwall’s  Silicon Valley on 2032. There are 5 characters, brothers Godfrey & Nicholas are played by the same actor.
Godfrey is the creator of the androids: Nicholas a successful scientist; Adam and Eve are male & female androids, any age but 18+ (or make your parent audition!) Gaia is a female robotics scientist; there is also a radio announcer (can be pre recorded, ideally Cornish accent.)

Let’s Make Sweet Music Together by Doc Watson 
Runner up, Staged rehearsed reading. Director tba
A twisted history plays out in this drama between three friends/colleagues who once performed classical music together. 
Three characters in their 50’s + –Upton Scudamore, music academic and his sister Farleigh Scudamore, a music tutor and Hinton Charterhouse, a musician.