Wednesday, 5 November 2008


Hello and welcome to Player Playwrights.

Set up in 1948 as a writers' co-operative, P-P is run by an elected Executive Committee who give their services free (all offices are honorary). We are truly honoured to have Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran as joint presidents!

Writers particularly of plays and scripts, from anywhere in the world can connect with each other via this site. It will be possible to upload CVs, promote publications, either as documents or as messages, let people know about performances, readings, auditions, successes, and share information about other interesting or relevant opportunities and events. Hopefully, this group will attract people looking for plays, scripts or sketches, so that it builds on P-P's long standing success to become a beneficial resource for every one involved.


Up to 150 actual or aspiring writers are regular paid-up members. Whilst most joined in the last ten years - our longest-serving member joined in 1949! Experience ranges from those who are new to writing and others who are already well-established, not least our Presidents, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, whose many much loved successes include. Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesman (Alan B'stard speaks!), Shine on Harvey Moon, and many more.


P-P is fortunate to have some well known professional actors as well as many gifted amateurs as members. They breathe life into the scripts that P-P members present on Monday evenings - and other occasions.

The actors' agents can be contacted through the P-P Email address

Voices of Experience

Fellow members offering support and guidance


Why join P-P? Lots of support and encouragement, expert and detailed feedback of potential benefit to any serious writer. Some members, having taken the criticism on board, have reworked their material and gone on to have it published or produced.

Members can give and get advice and information about events and opportunities e.g. special offers on workshops, links to, for example, radio interviews with playwrights. The camaraderie of the evenings is highly enjoyable and there's a Christmas party and panto!

Analysing other people's work teaches you how to give and to get criticism, which can improve your competence and increase your confidence as a writer.

Meetings take place downstairs in the Porter's Bar, the Green Man, 383 Euston Road, London NW1 3AU, which is a literal stone's throw from Great Portland tube station. The congestion charge operates until 6:30; it's easy to park thereafter.

Please note: if you provide no details of who you are, or give no indication that what you do is related to plays and playwrights AND post messages that are totally unrelated to the the group's focus, you will be banished to the cyber-wilderness!

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