new-writing

Comedy writers have one month left to enter the Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize, and be in with a chance of winning £10,000. Through the award,...

A radio production company is launching the “audio drama equivalent of the fringe”, in a bid to widen the market beyond the BBC’s output. Art...

Sherman Cymru has launched a new writing programme aimed at discovering contemporary Welsh-language playwrights. It is the third new writing scheme run by the Cardiff-based...

Olivier-winning Mischief Theatre has revealed plans for The Musical That Goes Wrong, after its highly successful runs with The Play That Goes Wrong and...

A major drive to increase the presence of black British and Asian stories on stage has commissioned its first two playwrights thanks to a...

A one-off gala at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre will mark the 60th anniversary of the National Youth Theatre, which has announced a string...

A new writing award is to be set up in the name of actor and playwright Kevin Elyot, who died in 2014. The writer, whose...

Manchester’s Royal Exchange has commissioned seven plays by women as part of a new international festival that will combine theatre and science to examine...

A genuine producer looks out towards the future. I'm tempted to ask how many new musicals have been written in the past 16 years?...

HighTide Festival Theatre artistic director Steven Atkinson has claimed that playwrights do not get enough recognition in the industry. Launching the 2016 programme for the...

Playing to the strength of its performers, Canned Laughter does not need its title’s device to get its audiences in stitches. Director and writer...

Leading publishing house Samuel French has criticised producers for their “stranglehold” on the rights to new shows, claiming it is damaging the potential of...

Jane Wainwright’s Jinny emerges like a cuckoo on to the set of John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger. Part of Derby Theatre’s Retold series,...

This new play from Amanda Whittington will delight anyone who is glued to Strictly Come Dancing each year in the run-up to Christmas, though...

Writers are invited to enter their funniest scripts for the second Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize, which focuses entirely on comic plays. First launched last year, the £10,000...

Mrs Henderson Presents star Emma Williams has claimed out-of-town try outs are essential for new shows, because productions need “nourishing and breaking in”. The performer...

There’s something so winningly generous and big-hearted about Diane Samuels’ new play, premiering at Watford Palace Theatre. Set in 1919, it captures the excitement...

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