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Abigail Hood (Southwark Playhouse).
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Charlotte Joseph, Shauna Mackay and Ian Townsend (Octagon Theatre Bolton at Octagon Theatre).
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Writing news

Staffordshire writers win Lichfield play contest

Lichfield Garrick has announced the winners of its Garrick300 playwriting competition: Rory Payne and Ellie Galvin for Paradise and Kiersten Leslie for Moving Pictures.

Steve Orme, 08 July 2017

Bruntwood Prize entries close

The 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting has inspired 1,898 writers to submit their plays to Europe's largest prize for playwriting.

David Upton, 16 June 2017

Emerging writers prize the WiT Award names inaugural winner

The Writers in Theatre Award has named its first winner, D A Nixon, whose winning play looks at the development of a friendship which comes to represent the clash between rave culture and urban regeneration.

Sandra Giorgetti, 28 May 2017

Taking Flight: New Writing Festival 2018

Writers with British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian ethnicity are invited to submit their work for Red Dragonfly’s new writing competition.

Sandra Giorgetti, 14 May 2017

Coliseum's First Break for new writing returns

Oldham Coliseum's First Break Festival of new writing will return in June with a programme of performances, rehearsed readings, showcases and discussions.

David Chadderton, 12 May 2017

Where there's Hope, there's Love!

Winner of the Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize 2017, and £10,000, is actor Simon Bradbury for his play The Last Act of Love of J B Moliere.

David Upton, 06 April 2017

Live seeks 10-minute plays

Newcastle’s Live Theatre is inviting playwrights to submit 10-minute plays for performance in May.

Peter Lathan, 04 April 2017

Petition to save Creative Writing A level

A petition has been launched to prevent the Creative Writing A level being lost following a Department for Education decision.

Sandra Giorgetti, 05 March 2017