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Theatrical Consequences

Seven playwrights, fifteen actors, only one day to rehearse. What could possibly go wrong?


Savoy Theatre, London

Oliver Chris


15th May 2023

The fifth annual Platform Presents West End Gala is a night of ‘Theatrical Consequences’ with seven writers creating separate scenes for an hilarious new play-about-making-a-play.

“Last year was hilarious. We blew the roof off the Savoy theatre. 

This year we’re gonna take the walls out as well!” - Director, Oliver Chris

The Production

The game of Consequences - drawing an image, turning over the page to hide it and passing it on - often ends in astonishing and eye-wateringly funny results.

Now inspired by this “What will happen next?” children’s game, and for a one night only fundraising gala evening at the Savoy theatre on Monday 15 May, 2023, Oliver Chris (‘Trying’, ‘Motherland’, ‘The Office’, ‘One Man Two Guvnors’) will direct a play-about-making-a-play where everything that can go wrong does.

Seven writers working in isolation will collaborate on one script. They will be briefed on the entire plot, the characters and what happens in their scene - but will not be able to read the scene before or after theirs!

Confirmed writers so far are:

Peter Fellows (‘Veep’, ‘Avenue 5’, The Death of Stalin’)
Helen Kingston (‘Half Bad’, ‘The Flood’)
David Mumeni (‘I’m Not That Kind of Guy’)

Olivia Nixon (‘The Mother/Daughter Moment’, ‘Guilt Trip’, ‘Reluctant Persuaders’)
Isaac Tomiczek (Time Out Runner Up, Playwright’s Prize 2022)
Manjinder Virk (‘Midsomer Murders’, ‘Out of Darkness’, ‘Glow’)

with one more to be announced...

The cast will be announced in the coming months. Previous actors for the Platform Presents Gala have included Bessie Carter, David Mumeni, Denise Gough, Dougray Scott, George Mackay, Genevieve O’Reilly, Indira Varma, Iwan Rheon, Jack Farthing, Jade Anouka, Juliet Stevenson, Lizzy Connolly, Nicholas Burns, Nicholas Pinnock, Oliver Chris, Pearl Mackie, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Robert Bathurst, Rosalie Craig, Ronni Ancona, Sally Phillips, Tobias Menzies, Tuppence Middleton, Tamzin Outhwaite, Tracy Ann Oberman.

This evening of comedy is the fifth annual fundraiser to raise money for the Ambassador Theatre Group Playwright’s Prize in association with Platform Presents, with five Runners-Up prizes supported by Time Out.

It promises to be one of the best fun nights out in the West End.

Tickets for THEATRICAL CONSEQUENCES at the Savoy theatre are on sale now.

Ambassador Theatre Group Playwright's Prize in association with Platform Presents

The Playwright’s Prize was founded in 2018 by Platform Presents to nurture and provide more opportunities for playwrights. In the first year 176 scripts were submitted. Last year, in its fourth year, 1,174 scripts were submitted and Platform Presents partnered with one of the largest live entertainment companies in the world, Ambassador Theatre Group, on the prize re-naming it the Ambassador Theatre Group Playwright’s Prize in association with Platform Presents. Also in 2022 international city media brand Time Out partnered with Platform Presents and Finite Films to announce five new £1,000 cash prizes for Runners-Up.


The annual prize and fundraiser is co-produced with Finite Films & TV, founded by Amy Gardner, and judged by a high profile group of industry experts. The winner receives £5,000 and mentoring to bring their play to stage and or screen. The five Runners-Up each receive £1,000.

Writers who wish to enter the prize can submit full or partial scripts of up to 10,000 words here from January 27th until midday on May 15th 2023.

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