December 2015

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November 28-January 23

Rapunzel: Hairway to Heaven

Everyman Liverpool


See one panto, and you’ve seen them all…oh no, you haven’t!

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Teignmouth comp orbis ad new



Open competition (plus Keats’ Footsteps competition for local entries)

Postal entries only 

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December 7 – January 16

The Haunting of Hill House

Liverpool Playhouse


‘Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills holding darkness within’…

And how many years ago is it now since I read this book? Quite something to put on a play based on a writer whom Stephen King himself holds in

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The Princess and the Pea

December 4-January 9

Unity Theatre,Liverpool


And now for something completely different, and that’s what’s so refreshing about the Unity’s panto, as well as being a good part of its charm.

Admittedly, this play does borrow from others, for example, the mirror in Snow White, but the same could be said of all such productions. The Unity is also unique in that there is always a serious message, the point being made without preaching or patronising: when a young girl is shipwrecked and finally reaches the Land of Meane, nobody will help her. She struggles on, more or less on her own, and it takes some doing before there is any kind of happy ending. Read the rest of this entry »

December 18
0 @
‘The Bazaar of Bad Dreams’
Short Story Competition

The Guardian and Hodder & Stoughton

Judge, Stephen King

Length: 4000 words.

Theme: ‘Must be inspired by and reflect some aspect of the brief provided by Stephen King’

December 31

Martin Lucas Haiku Award

Chris Boultwood, 6 King Street, Chester CH1 2AH

January 18 2016


Magma Judge’s Prize: £1000, £300, £150
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January 15
@ The Elmet Trust Poetry Prize 2016
Email entries only

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