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A festival of new writing is being launched by the Rose Theatre Kingston, designed to “nurture and promote the fresh voices of emerging playwrights”. The...

Plays by Clare Barron, Kaite O'Reilly and Jeremy O Harris have been nominated for this year's James Tait Black Prize for Drama. The £10,000 award...

The Young Vic has responded at length to allegations about its artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah, which relate to the authorship row that surrounds its...

If #MeToo was a moment that made British theatre take a long hard look at itself, then the controversy over the authorship of the...

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...
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