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100 Word Plays

Tales of our town: the writing’s on the wall, on the back of your seat, under your drink, at Box Office, in the bars, the loos and all the areas in between.

This September the Coliseum will be brimming with short plays about Oldham and we’d like you to write them.

We’re inviting writers of all ages and levels of experience to submit plays that are 100 words or less (including stage direction). The play can be about anything connected with the borough of Oldham – from conversations overheard on the bus to the tubular bandage.

Please download the guidelines for submissions for 100 Word Plays here.

Submit your 100 Word Play by Monday 19 August, 10am via email to

We’ll select 100 x 100 Word Plays and exhibit them all around the theatre in crafty and creative forms and places from September.  We’ll also be selecting the best 20 plays to be recorded and curated into a podcast released in September.



Image by Rose Sergent
This Oldham Coliseum Theatre project is inspired by and would like to acknowledge Royal Court, London’s 100 Word Plays which ran during the Young Writer’s Festival in 2012.




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