new-writing

Cameron Mackintosh is backing a new annual award to support musical theatre writing in the UK, which has been launched by Betty Blue Eyes...

Playwrights Kellie Smith and Curtis Jay Cole are among the first winners of a new writing scheme that will see their scripts produced as...

Emerging choreographers will use audience feedback to create six new shows as part of a Europe-wide dance initiative. UK dance organisation The Place has teamed...

Timothy West has warned that audiences in the regions are being “starved” of new writing and riskier shows because too much emphasis is placed...

A new playwriting prize has been launched that will award the winning show a professional production and international tour. The winner of the Pop Drama...

Touring theatre company Sell a Door has launched a writing programme for young people to create new drama inspired by south-east London. Ten successful applicants...

London Road writer Alecky Blythe has revealed she created the National Theatre piece to counter the amount of “cheesy” musicals that are currently being...

Hangmen playwright Martin McDonagh has called for more support of new writing in the UK, claiming he would have been "homeless" without the National...

Theatre company Papatango is expanding its annual prize for new writing with an additional £6,000 commissioning fund for the winner. Now in its eighth year,...

Although not well known in this country, Mia Chung is an American playwright with considerable experience not only in stagecraft, but in script writing...

Radio drama producer Polly Thomas and Dukes Theatre artistic director Joe Sumsion have been recognised for their commitment to new writing. The pair have been...

The Young Vic's recent Measure for Measure was notable for a set littered with blow-up sex dolls, but this new British musical based on...

Going to see new theatre work makes the majority of people excited to see more productions in the future, according to new research. Around three...

First-time writer Katherine Soper has been named winner of this year’s Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. She was awarded the £16,000 prize for her debut play...

Arts organisations in Oxford are coming together to produce a new festival of theatre, aiming to showcase the best contemporary performing arts in the...

The Royal Opera presents the world premiere of a new work by a noted Austrian composer. Now 62, and with half a dozen operas...

The lights dim and there are actors on stage. There are actors on stage and this time they’re saying things I’ve written. And, God,...

“All you need is a story.” Those are the words that greet anyone landing on Papatango’s website. It’s the motto of a company determined...
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