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The shortlist for the 2017 Verity Bargate playwriting award has been announced. For its 16th year, the competition – run by London’s Soho Theatre –...

I write plays, but I am not a playwright. That is not my title. I am a female playwright. And apparently there’s a difference. So,...

I have wanted to bring Dust – my one-woman show about depression – to life for years. It’s personal. Not autobiographical. I’ve not shied...

Playwright Ann Jellicoe, a prominent female voice in the generation dominated by "angry young men" who transformed British theatre in the late 1950s and...

Cyprus Avenue, David Ireland’s play exploring sectarianism in Northern Ireland, has won the £10,000 James Tait Black Prize for Drama. The play premiered at Dublin’s...

York Theatre Royal has announced an open-call commission for a playwright to pen a new work for its youth theatre. The venue is searching for...

Writer Anthony Horowitz has questioned why theatre critics are given free tickets to review shows. As reported in the Times, Horowitz said: “As a board...

Lolita Chakrabarti and Monica Dolan are among judges for a new monologue writing competition. Heretic Voices is inviting submissions for dramatic writing in monologue form,...

Stewart Pringle has won the 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize for his play Trestle. In celebration of the company's 10th anniversary, Papatango has also launched...
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