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A new playwriting programme for the South West has been launched to address what its founders say is a historic lack of opportunities for...

A primary school headteacher has won this year's Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize. The £10,000 biennial prize is awarded to a new play that to qualify...

I love silence in the theatre, as I’ve written before: in particular, those rare moments when it feels as though everybody in the auditorium...

A Belly Full started life as a screenplay by Canada-based authors Marcia Kash and Mary Colin Chisholm. It failed to capture the attention of...

London's Royal Court Theatre has announced two new schemes for writers, including a year-long placement at the venue. The Lynne Gagliano Writers Award has been...

What’s the best way of putting on a new play? And is Edinburgh still worth taking a show to? — Kristian Phillips (@KristianPhilli1) September 3,...

In his latest show Idol, Jamal Gerald combines African diasporic ritual, music and storytelling to explore religion and black representation. He tells Giverny Masso...

When reviewing, there is nothing I enjoy more than sitting down to write about a show and discovering that I think entirely differently about...

Nominated for the 1991 Booker prize, Reading Turgenev by the late, great Irish novelist William Trevor lost out to Ben Okri’s The Famished Road....
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