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Directing Your Own Plays: A Weekend workshop with Russell Lucas in partnership with London Playwrights & Fourth Monkey Drama School

DIRECTING YOUR OWN PLAYS A weekend workshop led by Russell Lucas  in partnership with London Playwrights and Fourth Monkey Drama School. “The playwright must take more control over their work.” More and more writers are directing their own plays and films, and in this intense weekend workshop, director Russell Lucas is bringing in Fourth Monkey Alumni actors for you to explore …

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Festive Gifts for 2023 from London Playwrights!

It’s that time of year again! If you’re looking for a festive gift for a playwright in your life, then we’re here to help. We have a fabulous selection gifts from London Playwrights which start at just £10 – if you want to give a gift that is both thoughtful and useful and supports our …

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Write A Play in January. WrAP is back for 2024!

It’s that time of year again! Yes, we’re gearing up for our annual January playwriting challenge – WrAP (Write. A. Play)! Back for the 7th year running, we want to make this year’s #WrAP the biggest and best yet! With daily writing prompts to guide you through every step of the way, you can write …

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Members’ Submission Window 2023: New Rolling Process!

Over last three years, hundreds of our members have submitted their plays to us and received feedback on their work, with selected writers being chosen for our development schemes. We really pride ourselves on reading every play (twice!) and providing written feedback to each writer – we know this is rare! However, we’re always looking …

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Members’ Submission Window – Selected Writers

It’s been an absolute pleasure reading the wonderful submissions we received from our members this year! The talent amongst you is nothing short of incredible and as theatre navigates through difficult times, it’s inspiring to know that the future of new writing is in such good hands. If we can take one thing from the …

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ChewBoy Productions: George Bailey on filming theatre shows

Our previous Literary Projects Manager, George Bailey, tells us about what he’s up to these days with his company, ChewBoy Prodcutions. ChewBoy Productions is an award-winning multi-arts production company specialising in theatre, film, digital and working with new voices and at the moment, a lot of their work is focused on filming theatre productions.    …

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These Words by George Bailey at the Pleasance this June!

Our previous Literary Projects Manager George Bailey has a brand-new play opening at The Pleasance from 13-24 June! ’These Words’ was longlisted for the @OriginalTheatre Award and is an experimental odyssey through time, space and lost astronauts. Get your tickets here: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/these-words-thatll-linger-ghosts-till-day-i-drop-down-dead#overview

WALKING PLAYS: New app bringing London’s streets to life

NEW APP OPENS UP LONDON’S STREETS AS STAGE FOR ACTORS AND PLAYWRIGHTS PLATFORM AIMS TO BUILD COMMUNITY OF ACTORS, PLAYWRIGHTS AND SOUND DESIGNERS   A new app has been developed which is bringing London’s streets to life with drama, crime and romance whilst providing a creative outlet for playwrights, actors and sound designers. ‘Walking Plays’ is …

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300 Thoughts for Theatremakers: Writing for the Screen

In this episode of 300 Thoughts for Theatremakers, Russell Lucas talks to Fraser Robinson, Media Lecturer and International Scripted Drama Consultant, about his theories on what makes a good screenplay. There is lots of great inside knowledge on what studios and channels may be looking for. They also unpack the differences between writing for the …

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