SALISBURY FRINGE FESTIVAL 2022 30 September – 2 October

+++ Extended date for submission to Salisbury Museum +++

* * * Callout for more Museum Pieces * * *

Dear Writers 

We have decided to extend the deadline to 18 September.

Originally, we were looking for pieces of 750 words maximum written for 2 actors based around the Thomas Hardy exhibition at Salisbury Museum.  

We have now decided to extend the brief to include the other museums participating in the project which is the largest collection of Thomas Hardy objects ever displayed at one time (see below).   For those not local to Salisbury you may prefer to visit one of these instead.

Or you can just look online to explore any of the collections from your own writing space.

We have also been requested to include MONOLOGUES as so many writers enjoy writing them, so you have a range of new options to enjoy.

URBAN WESSEX at Salisbury Museum – Woman’s Equality and Religion

COASTAL WESSEX at Poole Museum – Love and War

RURAL WESSEX at Dorchester Museum – Social Tensions and Animal Welfare

ANCIENT WESSEX at Devizes Museum – Superstition and Old Beliefs



·                Courier New 12pt – double line spaced with wide margins, pages numbered

·           No writer details to appear anywhere on the script

·                Please send covering email with event name and title of script in subject box (eg MUSEUM ‘Play Title’)

·                In the body of the email please give your Name, Address and Contact Details

Deadlines expired for submissions to Salisbury Fringe Festival 2022

Short Cuts

The brief

  • Length: Plays of between 10 – 20 minutes with a maximum of 3 actors—NO MONOLOGUES.
  • Include a list of characters, ages and relationship to each other.
  • No or minimal props./ costumes
  • You may resubmit work previously performed at Scratch Nights or completely new work.
  • Maximum 2 plays per person.

Salisbury Museum – Monologues & Duologues

We are delighted to be working with Salisbury Museum again this year, in anticipation of its exhibition about the life of Thomas Hardy. It uncovers Hardy’s links with the city and his views on religion and feminism. For more information see the museum website. Salisbury Museum have kindly offered Salisbury Fringe writers free access on 6 August and 7 August. Writers will need to email Sally Whyte (see details below) in advance to get a free entry ticket.

The brief

  • We are asking writers to submit a dramatic monologue or duologue inspired by the exhibition.
  • Length: We are looking for 5 minute scripts (rule of thumb 750 words max.)
  • Maximum 2 pieces per person.

Monologue Mash

We are looking for entertaining monologues on any subject. They can be funny, moving, serious or challenging but remember they must win over the audience and make an impact.

The brief

  • Length: We are looking for 2 minute scripts
  • Scripts should be gender-neutral. They will be read twice once by a male and once by a female actor
  • Maximum 2 pieces per person


• Courier New 12pt – double line spaced with wide margins, pages numbered

No writer details to appear anywhere on the script

• Please send covering email with event name and title of script in subject box (eg SHORT CUTS ‘Play Title’)

• In the body of the email please give your Name, Address and Contact DetailsFive minute scripts (750 words max)

• Send all submissions to: Sally Whyte

DEADLINE: 31 AUGUST (midnight)

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