Short pieces wanted

Green Curtain Theatre plan to stage an evening of stories and songs later this year in London. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HAS NOW CLOSED.

We are looking for short pieces, either monologues or duologues that have a performance time of no longer than 10 minutes. A monologue is a bit like a speech and is to be performed by one actor. A duologue is a short playlet, to be performed by two actors.

00000FerryboatThe theme for the pieces isLeaving“.

  • – The character(s )must be in one of the following locations:
    –  On a ferry between Ireland and the UK or vice versa.
  • – At the boarding gate of an airport in Ireland or the UK
  • – In the aircraft of a plane about to take off





0000AirplaneThe pieces can be sad, funny, philosophical anything you like but they should really give an insight into why the people are leaving/ have to leave  one country for the other.


Hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland to come to the UK, fewer in the other direction so there are many stories to tell.  Be interesting- be entertaining.


  1. All entries must be typed.
  2. Please email your entries to
  3. All entries should be original and not have been submitted previously
  4. Please ensure that you name and address are on a separate page to your writing
  5. Closing date for entries is 11th November 2018. Note new date. This is because some notifications were sent out later than we had anticipated.
  6. We will contact the writers of the selected pieces by November 19th 2018
  7. We regret that we are unable to enter into any correspondence about the pieces.
  8. As we are an unfunded, theatre production company, we cannot pay you a fee for your work, however you will receive two complimentary tickets to the performance.