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Lancaster University and The Dukes in Lancaster – Lancaster Playwriting Prize

The 2022 Lancaster Playwriting Prize is now open to anyone from the North West of England who identifies as LGBTQAI+ aged 16 and up to and including the age of 30.  The Lancaster Playwriting Prize, now in its third year, is run in partnership by the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University and The Dukes in Lancaster. It will include a cash prize for the winner of £1,500, as well as a rehearsed reading of their play and mentoring. The …

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Putting on your first show by Thomas Sparrow, writer of ‘blue bottles’

blue bottles runs at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre from November 4th-7th. We invited writer, Thomas Sparrow from Periphery Theatre to tell us more about the the play and the process of putting on his first show… “Before I even begin telling anyone about my experience putting on a play in the real world,  I …

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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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13 Months Theatre looking for new work for scratch night

13 Months Theatre are looking for writers to have their work showcased – they want new writing, stand-up, poetry, and all kinds of creativity to feature in their first scratch night on 14 November at 5pm. More details to follow. Venue to be announced. Send work to:  13monthstheatre@gmailcom Deadline: 15 October 2021 Source: Instagram

Fizzy Sherbet – Live or Online? That is the Question: Platforming new writing during a global pandemic – and creating space for voices to be heard

In this latest post by Tamara von Werthern from Fizzy Sherbet, we find out all about their latest project… How was lockdown for you? If you are a playwright, like me, it was probably equally productive and terrifying. Productive because being forced to sit in your bedroom with nothing much for company but your laptop …

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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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Follow The Lines by Olivia Pryle at Clapham Fringe

Follow the Lines’ – new piece of writing by @oliviapryle performed by her sister @rebecca_pryle and directed by @ velenzia – debut show @claphamfringe Festival, developed through our WrAP2021 challenge. A one-woman show about a gay woman in her mid-30s struggling to keep on the right track, Chloe spends her weekends partying but things are starting …

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Mark Ravenhill’s 101 Notes on Playwriting

If you’re on Twitter, you might have been following Mark Ravenhill’s 101 notes on playwriting which include some amazing advice, tips, and thoughts for playwrights. You can find all of these on Twitter by following Mark Ravenhill: @markravenhill2 Or, the Write A Play website has also been rounding them up over on their blog, check …

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WGGB: Leading playwrights back new digital principles for theatre

Leading playwrights and WGGB members Caryl Churchill, April de Angelis, Nick Dear, David Edgar, David Eldridge, Lee Hall, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Lucy Kirkwood, Bryony Lavery, Simon Stephens, Sir Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne and Roy Williams OBE have backed new digital principles for theatre launched today. Developed jointly by WGGB and the Personal Managers’ Association (PMA), representing …

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