new-writing

Matt Grinter has become the eighth winner of the annual Papatango New Writing Prize, winning a full production at the Southwark Playhouse. As well as...

London fringe venue the Old Red Lion is relaunching its literary department, as it looks to produce more in-house shows. It coincides with the arrival...

Black, asian, and ethnic minority playwrights are being sought for the return of Belgrade Theatre’s Critical Mass new-writing programme. Twenty places will be available for...

Once I’d got over the frustration of being sent a press release without any event dates on it and made a fuss, I was...

Paines Plough has named the recipient of its second annual playwriting fellowship, as well as a new trainee director. Playwright Sam Steiner will join the...

Duncan Macmillan’s People, Places and Things has been nominated for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama, alongside Hang by Debbie Tucker Green and...

A 16-year-old student from Brighton has won the National Theatre’s New Views playwriting competition. Molly O’Gorman’s play, Broad Shadow, was chosen from are than 300...

West London venue the Bush Theatre is launching a new associate artists scheme that has been supported in part by the Andrew Lloyd Webber...

Bristol Old Vic’s literary department will set up a new playwriting prize after being bequeathed £180,000. The money will also enable the theatre to stage...

Playwright Christopher Hampton has criticised the workshopping process in theatre, claiming it dumbs down new plays. The dramatist, who is known for such plays as...

This production's title is, of course, a reference to the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who is MP for Islington North. But he is never named...

Soul legend Marvin Gaye has had the bad luck to be remembered as much for the manner of his death as for his greatest...

Imagine a city in which nature has run out of control. Birds begin to flock unnaturally, insects multiply all over the place and foxes...

Conspiracy theories about faked deaths go a long way back. Perhaps one of the most infamous in theatre is that Shakespeare as genius playwright...

What would a blade of grass feel like to someone who has never felt it before? This is a small thought at the heart...

Manchester’s Royal Exchange has unveiled a revamped £4,000 prize that aims to bring an ambitious piece of theatre to a full production. The Hodgkiss Award...

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...
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