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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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Play Club 2021 – Selected Short Plays and Writers Announced!

This year, we added a little twist to our online book club for plays, Play Club by featuring new writing from 3 incredible writers selected from our 2020 submission window (read more about the writers and their plays here). Every other month, we sent out a play for participants to read and chat about in …

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New! London Playwrights Monthly Zoom Drop-in for members (no extra cost!)

We're pleased to announce our all new member benefit. To add to the resources, discounts and opportunities we already offer, we'll now be bringing you a monthly drop-in zoom session! In the sessions, we'll be covering challenges emerging writers face, sharing industry tips, and discussing those burning questions you have about playwriting. Members are invited …

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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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London Playwrights Festival: December 6th-11th at the Lion & Unicorn!

We’re unbelievably excited to announce our first festival, which is coming to the Lion & Unicorn Theatre this December! The London Playwrights Festival will be a celebration of new writing and will showcase the work of some of the amazing writers we’ve been working with over the last year. As well as play-readings of exciting …

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