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News: BBC Writersroom 10 announced

The BBC have announced the selected writers for the BBC Writersroom 10, an initiative that partners writers with theatres who will support them during the year-long development scheme, and gives them a £1000 seed commission to develop a new work. The selected writers are: Alice Birch – West Yorkshire Playhouse Carol Vine – Brockley Jack …

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News: Papatango Writing Competition Shortlist announced

Papatango have announced the shortlist for their annual writing competition, run in association with the Finborough Theatre.  The shortlisted plays are: Briar Rose City Melodies Come Home, Badger Gash Coolatully Harbour Stage Irish Stuff The Demolition The identities of the writers have not been announced, since they operate a blind submission policy. Good luck to …

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News: Rory Mullarkey wins Harold Pinter Prize for playwriting

As reported in The Stage: Rory Mullarkey has won the 2014 Pinter Commission playwriting award, which sees a new work by the winner supported by London’s Royal Court Theatre.  The prize is now in its third year and is given to any playwright, whether they be established or unpublished.  Previous recipients of the prize – …

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News: Winners announced for Perfect Pitch Award for musical theatre

The winners of the £12,000 Perfect Pitch Award have been announced! Chris Bush and Matthew Winkworth won with their pitch for the new musical ‘Odd’, which retells the story of the Odyssey through the eyes of a modern-day teenage girl.  They were selected by a panel of industry experts, including: performers Michael Ball and Rosemary …

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Writers announced for Script Six at The Space and the Writer’s Guild’s Playwrights’ Progress Scheme

The winning playwrights have been announced for two development schemes – Script6 run by The Space and the Playwrights’ Progress scheme run by the Writer’s Guild. For Script6 at The Space, the selected writers are: Daniel Davies Berri George Chris Jury Natasha Langridge Isley Lynn Freddie Machin The writers on the scheme will participate in …

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Dawn King announced as winner of NT Foundation Playwright Award

As reported in The Stage, Dawn King has won the NT Foundation Playwriting Award for her play Foxfinder.  She will receive a £10,000 prize, which is designed to support the career of an emerging British writer. £1,000 awards were also made to writers Nayla Ahmed (Mustafa) and Douglas Rintoul (Elegy). More information about the play …

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NEWS: The Albany Arts Centre holding £1 ticket sale this Friday!

The Albany arts centre in south-east London is to release a batch of tickets costing £1 for each of its 30 shows in their spring season. The dedicated market stall on Deptford High Street, this Friday 6th Dec, will be selling the £1 tickets, with remaining tickets being released on their website later that day. Read the full …

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NEWS: Adrian Pagan Playwright Award winner announced

The King’s Head Theatre in London has named Thomas Pickles as the inaugural winner of its Adrian Pagan Playwright Award, given for a new play by a theatre professional who does not describe themselves as a playwright. Pickles won the prize for his piece, Dead Party Animals. Read the full article in The Stage. Source: The Stage …

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NEWS: Theatre 503 unveils new playwriting competition

Theatre503 has unveiled The Theatre503 Playwriting award, a new biennial competition which will be open to all writers over the age of 16 who have written an original unproduced full-length play. The winner will be awarded with £6000 and a production at Theatre503. All UK submissions will also be put forward for 503 Five, the …

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