new-writing

London’s Arts Theatre is to begin a lunchtime programme of short plays in its new studio space. Lunchtime Theatre in the West End will take...
Holly Campbell, Celia Robertson, James Hornsby, Emma Hook, Suzan Sylvester and Geoff Leesley in The Flannelettes. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Richard Cameron’s new play attempts to combine the earnest treatment of serious social issues with some light-hearted musical pastiche. The various strands are each...

A 70-seat fringe theatre with a focus on new writing is to open in north London this month. Theatre N16 will be based above the...
St James Theatre in London. Photo: Agnese Sanvito

Emerging theatremakers will create short pieces of work in just 48 hours as part of a new initiative at London’s St James Theatre. The...
London's Royal Court Theatre. Photo: Stephen Cummiskey

Writers working for the Royal Court, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company are to receive a 1.1% increase on minimum rates. The agreement,...
Antonia Fraser with Pinter Commission winner Molly Davies. Photo: Helen Murray

Playwright Molly Davies has been named as the recipient of this year’s Pinter Commission, becoming the first female playwright to accept the prize. The award,...
St James Theatre will host a public showcase of new musicals under a new scheme. Photo: Tom Cronin

A scheme aimed at nurturing original British musical theatre has been launched, which its organisers claim will “rejuvenate the industry”. Under Construction – Developing New...

Equity funds, new writing, acoustic answers and defending Davidson

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...

Regional venues are no longer able to stage new and risky works to the same extent that they used to, Alan Ayckbourn has warned,...

Theatres should provide more free space for rehearsals and performances to help protect new writing, a survey of UK playwrights, directors and other practitioners...

Four world premieres, including new plays from James Graham and Mike Bartlett, and an increased touring schedule thanks to the launch of a pop-up...

The National Theatre has revealed Dawn King to be the winner of its Foundation Playwright award. The award, which is given to help further the...

Northumberland Theatre Company – which last year lost all of its core funding from Arts Council England – has been honoured for its commitment...

Theatre503 has unveiled a new playwriting competition that will see the winning work staged at the London fringe venue. The Theatre503 Playwriting Award, which will...

Graeae Theatre Company has launched a new writing programme for deaf and disabled writers with the National Theatre Studios, the Royal Court Theatre and...

The Royal Court Theatre’s 2014 season will feature the premiere of a play by Simon Stephens, a new show about a footballer’s sex scandal...

The Leicester Square Theatre in London has launched an initiative to discover new musical theatre writers, with the winning work receiving a fully-staged production...