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Interview with the writer and director of EDIE (coming soon to Theatre503!)

EDIE by Emma Dawson will be staged at Theatre503 on 23rd and 24th September. An earlier version of the play, titled MUM, was performed as part of the London Playwrights Festival last year so you can imagine our excitement to hear that the play has been developed further and is returning to the stage! We …

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Play Club (our online book club for plays): X+Y+Z=? by Joanne Griffiths

Play Club is our online book club for plays! Read plays, discuss them with the group and write a ten minute play in response to the text! Play Club – an online book club with a twist! As with last year’s Play Club, we’ll be featuring new writing from 3 incredible writers selected from our …

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Extract from The Playwright’s Journey by Jemma Kennedy: What playwrights can learn from working with actors

We’re really excited to share an extract from the exciting new playwriting book by Jemma Kennedy, The Playwright’s Journey: From First Spark to First Night. In this extract, Jemma shares her thoughts on what playwrights can learn from working with actors. The book is available to buy now from Nick Hern Books (scroll down for …

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London Playwrights online book club for plays! Play Club is back for 2022 this July

Play Club, our online book club for plays is back for 2022! Read plays, discuss them with the group and write a ten minute play in response to the text! Play Club, our online book club with a twist! As with last year’s Play Club, we’ll be featuring new writing from 3 incredible writers selected …

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Greenlit: Crowdfunding at a Glance

Want to know more about crowdfunding but not sure where to start? Crowdfunding platform, Greenlit, has created a fantastic resource for London Playwrights readers which will provide all the facts you need to start getting your crowdfunding campaign off the ground. Download your copy of  Crowdfunding at a Glance here. Check out Greenlit’s current projects …

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#WrAP2022: Redrafting Resources – coming in April!

Did you take part in #WrAP2022? If so, you might remember we promised we’d be providing some readrafting tools in the Spring to help you develop your #WrAP2022 play even further! So, this April, we’ll be sending you weekly emails containing redrafting advice, exercises, and strategies to give you everything you need to polish up …

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Free Digital Writing Resources from the Bruntwood Prize

The Bruntwood Prize from the Manchester Royal Exchange is now open for submissions. But it’s about more than the competition! They also want to support people to try writing for the first time, explore their creativity, to not give up when things get tough – to keep going and submit their play for the 6th …

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The Literary Series: Interviews with Literary Managers, Dramaturgs and New Work Associates – Episode 4: Suzanne Bell from the Royal Exchange

What happens when you submit your script to a Literary Department? What does a Literary Manager do? What’s the difference between a New Work Associate and a Dramaturg?  In this brand new video series from London Playwrights, Kimberley Andrews interviews Literary Managers, Dramaturgs and New Work Associates from theatres across the UK to find out …

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WrAP2022: Write A Play with us this January!

Have you heard that WrAP (Write A Play) is back for 2022! Yes, our January playwriting challenge is back with a bang and as promised here are all the details… What’s WrAP? WrAP is our annual playwriting challenge where you aim to write the first draft of a play in the month of January. When …

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