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From WrAP2021 to the Clapham Fringe: Olivia Pryle on developing her WrAP play for production

Wondering whether sigining up to WrAP2022 is a good idea? In this blog post, playwright Olivia Pryle shares her experience of taking part in WrAP2021 and how the play she started developing made it to the Bread & Roses Theatre as part of the Clapham Fringe this October… “A few years ago I started putting …

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Female Creatives, Horror Comedy & Bad Taste! London Playwrights Interview Sixteen Sixty

All female theatre Company, Sixteen Sixty, have a brand new show coming up at the Bread & Roses Theatre from 22nd November. In Bad Taste is a horror-comedy involving gallons of fake blood and a distinct lack of fourth wall. Written with the current political climate biting at our heels, it follows a group of five …

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#WrAP is coming back for 2022! Write a play in January!

The end of 2021 is fast approaching and it’s time for us to let you know for the 5th year running our January playwriting challenge Write A Play (WrAP) is BACK! As always, we’ll be challenging you to write a first draft of a play in January, whilst providing all the prompts you need to …

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The Dramaturgs’ Network announces the Shortlist for the 2021 Kenneth Tynan Award (KTA)

To recognise excellence in the field of dramaturgy, the Dramaturgs’ Network presents the Kenneth Tynan Award (KTA) 2021. Established in 2011, this biennial award honours theatre professionals, working and residing in the United Kingdom, who have made an outstanding contribution to dramaturgy in the UK in the past two years (2019 – 2021), regardless of …

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Join Lemon House Theatre for launch of their online scratch night on 16 November!

Join Lemon House Theatre Company (@lemonhouseTC) on 16 Nov for the launch of their online scratch night ‘Behind Closed Doors’. Featuring rehearsed readings of four short plays, the night will be exploring sex, bodies and intimacy.   Get your free ticket here: https://www.theatredeli.co.uk/Event/behind-closed-doors

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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Lancaster University and The Dukes in Lancaster – Lancaster Playwriting Prize

The 2022 Lancaster Playwriting Prize is now open to anyone from the North West of England who identifies as LGBTQAI+ aged 16 and up to and including the age of 30.  The Lancaster Playwriting Prize, now in its third year, is run in partnership by the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University and The Dukes in Lancaster. It will include a cash prize for the winner of £1,500, as well as a rehearsed reading of their play and mentoring. The …

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Putting on your first show by Thomas Sparrow, writer of ‘blue bottles’

blue bottles runs at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre from November 4th-7th. We invited writer, Thomas Sparrow from Periphery Theatre to tell us more about the the play and the process of putting on his first show… “Before I even begin telling anyone about my experience putting on a play in the real world,  I …

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