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London Playwrights interview the creators of Rainer at the Arcola

RAINER is the story of a solitary delivery rider and her mental collapse, as she moves from leafy suburbs to luxury flats, invisible to those around her. This new play opens at the Arcola next week. We spoke to writer, Max Wilkinson, and performer, Sorcha Kennedy, who plays Rainer, to find out more about the …

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SOPHIE the play by Emily Curtis & Sophie Potter

SOPHIE the play by Emily Curtis & Sophie Potter is being performed at The Hope Theatre, Islington this October. Sophie is an autobiographical story, is based on Emily and her sister, Sophie, who has Downs syndrome. The piece explores their experiences growing up together in Hull and is an honest portrayal of what it’s like to …

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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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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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