Calling all Budding Playwrights in Spain and the UK

You could be watching rehearsals of your play Credit: Trip Advisor CC

DID you know that while William Shakespeare was in quarantine because of the great plague, he wrote King Lear? Well now it’s your turn!

The Salon Varietes Theatre in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol is planning to hold its inaugural Famous for 15 Minutes festival of short plays later this year and since we’re all on lockdown they thought that it would be an excellent time for you to start writing, if only to relieve the boredom.

Up to six plays considered the best will be chosen ‘blind’ by a theatre panel and subsequently performed on the Salon stage in front of a live audience once everybody is allowed out and about.

The basic rules are that your play can be no longer than 15 minutes, requires only a simple set and uses no more than four actors plus of course you have to agree that the theatre may stage the play free of fees.

For more detailed rules and information on how to submit your finished masterpiece please send an email to

Written by

John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page