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A record number of entries have been received for this year’s Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, with 2,561 entries. This is an increase of 35% on...

Emilia writer Morgan Lloyd Malcolm has urged the industry to “dismantle” the hierarchy involved in creating productions and stop seeing the “playwright as God”. Her...

Before he died in 2018, The Libertine playwright Stephen Jeffreys was working on a guide to writing for theatre. Now published, Nick Smurthwaite explores...

For more than two years, we have known that March 29, 2019 was the date set for the UK’s departure from Europe. I have watched with a growing...

Finalists of the biggest playwriting prize for women including Ella Hickson have argued that female writers are still "seriously under-represented" in theatre. Hickson was speaking...

Playwright David Edgar is to teach on a Master's degree in drama writing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. The course will be led by...

An £8,000 playwriting award has been launched to "further the ambitions" of budding writers working in front-of-house, backstage, administrative and creative roles in theatre. The...

I recall a conversation with a Jewish friend in the late 1970s, when the mini-series Holocaust was shown on British television. She had lost...

Last month, after more than eight years at the Royal Court, Chris Campbell left his job as literary manager to join indie publishers Oberon...
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