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LPW Submission Window: Q&A with our Literary Associate, Emily Glaze

Our submission window is open! This is a really exciting time for London Playwrights as we open our doors for our members to send us their plays! We’re really excited about reading your submissions, getting to know you as writers, and being able to offer feedback and development opportunities.   Our Literary Associate, Emily Glaze …

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LPW: Play Club is back for 2021!

It’s back, and it’s better than ever!  We’re kicking off March with a brand-new Play Club program! Featuring new writing from 3 incredible writers selected from our 2020 submission window. Every other month we’ll be sending out a play for you to read and we’ll all meet up to chat about it online. You’ll have …

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Play Club 2020: The Selections

You can now watch this event on YouTube. Watch here: https://youtu.be/TFAyrVGjLv8 It’s free to watch but if you like what you see, donations are very welcome and help us to create more events like this!    Over the bizarre year that 2020 has been, we’ve been running our annual Play Club project. Writers get a …

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‘Get ‘em in hot water and then get ‘em out again’: 2020 and The Hope of the Narrative

In this guest post by Florence Bell, she discusses how she set up ITCH (www.itchwriting.com), a new approach to writing workshops and how the urge make theatre is still worth pursuing even in these difficult times.  ‘Get ‘em in hot water and then get ‘em out again’. So goes the advice of Frank Craven, actor, …

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London Playwrights Festive Gift Guide 2020: Gifts for writers £20 and under!

Is it really almost Christmas?! This year seems to have flown by, despite containing some of what seemed like the longest of locked down days! But here we are at the end of this strange and challenging year and although there is still plenty of uncertainty, we hope you’ll be looking forward to a restful …

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#WrAP is back for 2021! Write a play in January!

**ALL EMAILS AVAILABLE ON THE MEMBERS’ SITE! IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GET SOME INSPIRATION!** I think we can all agree that we’re done with 2020, right? With that in mind, we’re really excited to announce that WrAP (or, Write A Play) is back for 2021! For the 4th year running, we’ll be challenging you …

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Chippy Lane Productions: Welsh Female Writers Group

We caught up Welsh Female Writers Group (WFW Group) member Martha Reed to tell us more about the group and the benefits she has found from it as a writer…   Before I joined Chippy Lane Productions Welsh Female Writer’s Group, I would never have considered calling myself a playwright. I knew I wanted to write, …

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Women’s Writes Online Festival  

After sell out shows at The Arcola Theatre and VAULT Festival Women’s  Writes is back! This time they’re going Live-to-Digital with The Women’s  Writes Online Festival and they’re looking for their next Female-identifying  Playwrights. We chat to Women’s Writes creator Alex Critoph about the  Online Festival…  I wanted to create a space with Women’s Writes …

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LPW Play Club 2020: Submission Window #4 Now Open!

Our fourth and final submission window is now officially open for #PlayClub2020! We’re looking for brand new short plays written in response to this month’s play: As You Like It by William Shakespeare. Selected plays will be given a rehearsed reading at an event with industry professionals giving feedback. Plays must be direct responses to As …

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LPW Play Club 2020: Play #4 – As You Like It by William Shakespeare

And last but not least… So far over Play Club 2020, we’ve had the privilege of reading hundreds of fantastic new works, making choosing each winning work incredibly difficult. We’ve had four brilliant new winning pieces over the past year and we were astounded by the high level of quality displayed in the last submission …

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