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 of new writers. We’re really excited about the possibilities and how this opportunity will allow our organisation to grow!

Read the full press release from the Lion and Unicorn here:

Lion & Unicorn Theatre announces new collaboration with London Playwrights

We are delighted to announce a new collaboration with London Playwrights as they join The Lion & Unicorn Theatre as one of our Associate Companies for 2021.

London Playwrights is a resource for emerging writers in London and beyond. Bringing together opportunities, resources, and good advice – our aim is to support the next generation of playwrights, promoting a level playing field to empower writers to get their work on stage. As part of our work, we offer workshops and dramaturgical support, showcase new writing through live events, and provide a weekly round-up of the latest playwriting opportunities.

The Lion and Unicorn Theatre will provide a physical home in London for London Playwrights and their team and this partnership will open a number of opportunities for both parties to grow, develop, and champion new and established writing talent.

“We’re thrilled to be joining the Lion & Unicorn as an associate company. Over the past few years, we’ve been busy building our community both through our online work and live events, with the aim of bringing emerging writers together. However, in order for us to grow, and to allow us to create even more opportunities for writers – we really needed to find somewhere to call home! Joining the L&U will help us to take our work to the next level and support us in our quest to develop the next generation of playwrights, and we’re really excited about the possibilities. We’ve long admired the work of the Lion & Unicorn as a venue for new writing so we couldn’t be happier about this opportunity.“ 

KIMBERLEY ANDREWS, CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR LONDON PLAYWRIGHTS

“I’m delighted to announce our partnership with London Playwrights which will not only increase the level of support that the Lion & Unicorn Theatre is able to offer to the writing community but also provide them with a brand new home in London. Together this will allow us to curate and develop storytelling from a fantastic range of new and established writers, and continue in our mission to champion the best new and emerging theatre makers who tell great stories and the brilliant people that write them. I’m really excited by this collaboration and can’t wait for the London Playwrights team to join the Lion & Unicorn Theatre family.” 

DAVID BRADY – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, LION & UNICORN THEATRE. 

The Lion and Unicorn Theatre is a 60 – seat black box theatre in the heart of Kentish Town, proudly above the Lion & Unicorn Pub. London Playwrights joins our roster of exciting fringe theatre Associate Artists who include Proforca Theatre Company, Bloom Theatre, Chalk Line, Fantastic Garlands, Far Cry Theatre Company, Fight or Flight Productions, Mad Wolf Theatre and Sycorax Collective. Our mission remains to create a destination fringe theatre venue for London which offers a platform to new & emerging theatre artists, champion fringe theatre and allow people to #BeWhoYouWantToBe.

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