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A Play, a Pie and a Pint Script Review Service

Please note that A Play, a Pie and a Pint Script Review Service is currently suspended. This is a temporary measure whilst the company's busy programme of work is paused due to COVID-19. The open script submissions window will reopen later in 2022 when scripts will be able to be received and read by the team. We look forward to receiving your script in the future.


What is it?

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland administrates a script review service on behalf of A Play, a Pie and a Pint. This will assist the team in managing the increasing volume of scripts received for potential production at Òran Mór.

Because of the high volume of scripts we receive, this is not a full script reading service so, unfortunately, feedback is not available.

If you are interested in having your full play read, including feedback, we welcome eligible new plays as part of the  National Script Reading Service. This is a free Playwrights' Studio, Scotland service offering detailed, written feedback to help writers develop their plays and playwriting skills.

How does the Review Service work?

The first ten pages and the last ten pages of scripts submitted will be read anonymously by skilled professionals. They will then make a recommendation for further consideration to A Play, a Pie and a Pint.

Is my script eligible?

  • It is 45-50 minutes in length. Approximately 8000 - 9000 words equates to a 45-50 minute play.
  • It can be presented with no more than 3 actors.
  • It has not been produced elsewhere.
  • It is a play for live performance (not TV, film or radio).
  • It has not been previously submitted to A Play, a Pie and a Pint.
  • It must be production-ready

Only one script can be submitted per season. There are two seasons per year - the Spring/Summer Season (January - June) and the Autumn/Winter Season (August - December).

How do I submit a script? 

We are using Submittable to streamline our application process. If you have any difficulties using Submittable, please get in touch with us on 0141 332 4403 or at


Submittable will ask you to create an account (or sign in to your existing account). To create an account, you will need to fill in your name and email address and choose a password.

You will need to provide:

  • The title of your play
  • The character breakdown of your play
  • The language in which your play is written
  • Your script in either Word or PDF format. The pages of your script should be numbered.

Please do not include any details that identify you as the writer on your script. 

Equalities Monitoring

You will then be asked to provide some demographic information about yourself. This is for equalities monitoring and is anonymous. This information will be separated from your submission. 

Once you have completed all questions, click the final Submit button. You should then receive an email confirming your submission.

What happens next?

You will receive acknowledgement of receipt of your script by email immediately after sending your script via Submittable.

You will be notified within eight weeks whether or not your script has been recommended to A Play, a Pie and a Pint.

Please note that recommendation by the Script Review Service is not a guarantee of production by A Play, a Pie and a Pint.

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