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Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize announced…

The winner of the 2015 Papatango New Writing Prize has been announced!  Playwright James Rushbrook has taken home the seventh annual prize for his play TOMCAT, which was chosen from over 600 entries. A little teaser of the play can be found on the Papatango website: “Oh, she’s dangerous. But not because of her genes. Because …

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Bush Theatre Summer submissions window now open

The Bush Theatre has now opened its’ summer 2015 submission window. The Playwriting Department at the Bush Theatre is committed to discovering the best new plays from playwrights who may be unknown to us and therefore seek unsolicited submissions from playwrights throughout the year in dedicated script windows.  We are proud to be a champion …

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Good news! It’s not over yet for IdeasTap…

Like most emerging creatives, we were deeply saddened to hear IdeasTap would be closing, but today they’ve shared wonderful news that they will be postponing their closure until 8 July, and will carry on some of their work through a partnership with Hiive. Read the full update here.  

Happy New Year from London Playwrights Blog!

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably made new year’s resolutions that involve playwriting; whether it’s to make more time to write, to apply for more writing opportunities or to get that script finished! So, we thought it would be a good time to share with you the exciting stuff we have coming up in …

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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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