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The London Horror Festival, the UK’s festival of horror in the performing arts, are once again teaming up with award-winning audio drama producers The Wireless Theatre Company to produce the Stage Fright horror radio competition.

STAGE FRIGHT is searching for short radio dramas exploring the spooky, the shocking, the macabre and the downright terrifying…

We’re accepting submissions from writers at all levels of experience, from veteran scriptwriters to first time scribes, challenging you to create a spine-tingling short drama to be performed and recorded live on the opening night of the London Horror Festival 2014.

Three shortlisted entries will be produced and performed live by a team of professional actors from the Wireless Theatre Company, for one-night only as part of the STAGE FRIGHT 2014 event on the opening night of the London Horror Festival. The professionally produced recording of the evening will then be available for download from, which receives over 3 million hits per year and offers a great platform for your work to reach a global audience of listeners.

A winner will be selected from the shortlist and awarded the Andre de Lorde Award for Horror Playwriting, by a celebrity judge. Previous Judges have inlcuded horror legend RICHARD O’BRIEN  and horror writer and critic KIM NEWMAN.

You can download the recording of last year’s event here

Applications for this year are now closed.

For competition details and full terms and conditions click here