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Help for playwrights

You've got a great idea for a play but you are having problems.

Are the characters making an impact? Is it losing pace in the middle? Have you got the ending right? Radius script service is for people like you. Your play will be read by the three members of our Reading Panel, all active in the professional theatre, who will each provide constructive suggestions on how your script could be developed.

Assessments are designed to encourage writers, focusing on dialogue, characterisation, narrative, stage directions and setting the scene.


The assessment panel will consider any script, but if you are hoping that Radius will include it on our list of available plays there are certain things you should bear in mind.  


1. We are mainly looking for plays lasting about an hour and no longer than 90 minutes.


2. Our plays fall into two broad categories: plays for use in church at defined points in the Church’s year, particularly Christmas and Easter, although scripts focusing on other events in the Christian calendar are welcome, and plays on social, ethical and spiritual themes which may not be explicitly religious but which are of interest to people of faith.


Help and support for writers

Radius’s strapline is ‘exploring faith through drama’ and our aim is not to preach but to open up possibilities.


For guidelines on technical points see ‘James Lark’s 10 Points for Writers’ on this website.



Consider the public. Treat it with tact and courtesy. It will accept much from you if you are clever enough to win it to your side. Never fear it nor despise it. Coax it, charm it, interest it, stimulate it, shock it now and then, if you must, make it laugh, make it cry and make it think, but above all, dear pioneers . . .  never never never bore the living hell out of it. Noel Coward, 1899-1973

Step 1

If you would like to submit a play for assessment, email your script as an attachment in Microsoft Word or printable pdf format to [email protected], or use the link below.

Pay now

Step 2

In order to assess your script, we charge a fee of £25 to contribute towards costs. Secure payment facilities are available in the Radius online shop.

Email script

Step 3

We will distribute your script to our assessment panel, who will assess your script and email you back within 6 weeks with detailed feedback and suggestions.

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