Events

London Playwrights Social Gathering! DJ Bazzer’s Year 6 Disco by George Bailey at Riverside Studios

Who fancies coming to see a show with us?! LPW’s George Bailey’s company, Chewboy Productions has a play coming up and we’d love you to join us in supporting his work and getting together for a social gathering in the bar afterwards! We’re going along to the performance on Wednesday 17th November and really hope …

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London Playwrights Social Gathering! Don’t Send Flowers by Emily Garside at the White Bear

Who fancies coming to see a show with us?! LPW’s Emily Garside has a play coming up and we’d love you to join us in supporting her work and getting together for a long awaited social gathering in the bar afterwards! Don’t Send Flowers will be running at the White Bear Theatre Kennington with Forest …

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NHB Playgroup Q&A Podcast with John O’Donovan

This month’s episode of The NHB Playgroup Q&A Podcast is available now! Listen now at https://soundcloud.com/…/nhb-playgroup-flights-john…, or wherever you get your podcasts. In this episode, host Siân Mayhall-Purvis chats to John O’Donovan about his haunting and funny drama Flights. We discuss how real-life events formed part of the play’s development, just how many litres of …

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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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Lemon House Theatre launches Lemon Lounge: A series of talks with queer artists and artists from the MENA diaspora about their experiences in theatre

Following on from their double-bill of DIFFERENT SAND & WILLOW at the Bunker Theatre, Lemon House Theatre are hosting a new six-part series of talks where they chat to Queer artists and artists from the MENA diaspora about their experiences in theatre.  Presented by Lemon House Theatre’s Co-Artistic Directors Jennifer Cerys and Samia Djilli, each …

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Virtual festival showcasing comedy and writing from the BBC

The Upload Festival is a virtual festival showcasing comedy and writing (of all kinds) on air across BBC Local Radio and online, from Friday 19 June to Sunday 21 June. It includes stand up, sketches or scenes… Poetry, fiction, spoken word, blogs or drama, all uploaded by you! Find out full details, plus how to sign up for …

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Gemma Arrowsmith is running a short free online sketch comedy writing course

Gemma Arrowsmith, writer on Tracey Ullman’s Show and script editor of Newsjack is running ‘The Crash Course’; a short FREE online sketch comedy writing course aimed at improving diversity in writers’ rooms. The Crash Course consists of four 90 min workshops covering sketch structure, game, escalation, punchlines, writing for TV and radio, writing to a brief, formatting …

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Free readings and workshops from the Dramatists Guild

The Dramatist Guild have a variety of free readings and workshops. These are all completely free and open for anyone to attend. DG Footlights™ will present a virtual reading of JEMENEYE by J.B. Miller. 10 June 2020, 7pm BST https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-kingdom-online-dg-footlightstm-tickets-105407261958 2. UNITED KINGDOM ONLINE: Market Your Play, Crafting a Compelling Blurb 16 June 2020, 7pm …

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Part of the Main programme of affordable theatre teach, design and producing workshops

Part of the Grid is Part of the Main’s programme of affordable theatre tech, design and producing workshops. With the theatre industry on pause, they’ve decided to offer affordable Zoom workshops designed to provide artists with opportunities to train and create. They are offering 20 free places across their June workshops for Black artists on …

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