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London Playwrights’ Workshop Bookshop Store

Want to find your favourite playwriting books or plays and support independent booksellers? We’ve created our own store front with Bookshop (an online book store which supports independents!). It’s still very much work in progress but we plan to add to it as we go along. Please feel free to add your book recommendations in …

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LPW Member Henry Dawe has ‘Play On Words’ book published

Some good news! LPW member Henry Dawe has just had his first book published, a six-part series of extended comedy sketches called ‘Play on Words’.   To give a taster from the episode called ‘The Grand Tour of the British Isles’: ‘Well, don’t forget my cousin’s a seamstress if that helps. I know she’s busy …

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London Playwrights joins the Lion & Unicorn Theatre as an Associate Company

We have some big news for you! We’re really pleased to announce we’ll be joining the Lion and Unicorn Theatre as an Associate Company. This means we’ll have a physical space to call home – and is a huge step for us in being able to continue the work we do for developing the work …

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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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Get Your Play On Podcast with LPW’s Kimberley Andrews

Get Your Play on is a podcast for playwrights and theatre makers who want to know more about getting their play produced on the professional stage. In each episode, they talk to the people who decide what gets made: from artistic directors to producers,  programmers, and theatre companies. The podcast is a fantastic resource for writers …

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London Playwrights’ Workshop: NEW Zoom Workshops

Whilst the events of this year well and truly scuppered our plans for workshops in 2020, we’re pleased to announce that we are now launching a programme of online workshops which will be delivered via Zoom. We’d love to see you in person again soon, and when the time comes when we can run live …

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Press release for world’s first multimedia theatre discovery platform

COMBATTING COVID-19 WITH CULTURE: WORLD’S FIRST MULTIMEDIA THEATRE DISCOVERY PLATFORM LAUNCHED. Thespie showcases over 1000 theatre shows & resources from across the globe: filmed performances, livestreams, podcasts, artist talks, educational resources and more Headline Details: Thespie brings together world-class arts offerings across video & streaming, audio, ebooks, and educational resources for children and adults. Launched …

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Red Planet Prize goes digital for next phase of the writing competition

UK independent production company Red Planet Pictures and ITV, are due to hold the next phase of their bi-annual writing competition as digital masterclasses this year. Leading the online sessions will be prolific writer and Red Planet Pictures CEO Tony Jordan, ITV Drama Commissioner Chloe Tucker, Red Planet Pictures’ Joint Managing Director Belinda Campbell, Red Planet Pictures’ Creative …

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