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Play Club 2020: The Selections

Over the bizarre year that 2020 has been, we’ve been running our annual Play Club project. Writers get a play to read one month, and have to respond with their own inspired 10 page plays the following month. From those, we’ve selected 6 winning pieces which will be showcased in this event; ranging from comedic …

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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!

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 to write a first draft of a play in January, whilst providing all the prompts …

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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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Gifts and Gear: Summer Gift Guide for Playwrights

As lock down eases and we are propelled into the outside world again, you might be thinking about getting organised with your writing and treating yourself to some new gear to get you in the mood for a professional and/or creative boost. Or perhaps you’re looking to find a special gift for a writer-friend but …

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LPW Play Club 2020: Submission Window #3 Now Open!

Our third submission window is now officially open for #PlayClub2020! We’re looking for brand new short plays written in response to this month’s play: ear for eye by debbie tucker green. Selected plays will be given a rehearsed reading at a special event at the end of this year. Plays must be direct responses to …

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