News about new theatre writing events and opportunities.


Lotte Rice in Exactly Like You, Matt Whayman

Exactly Like You

Lotte Rice (VAULT Festival produced by Joe Brown and Matt Whayman at Vault Theatre).
Reviewer: Sandra Giorgetti

Writing news

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

Elevating new writing at Live

Live Theatre’s Live Lab Elevator festival of new writing returns to the Newcastle venue for a second year.

Peter Lathan, 01 February 2017

Octagon will REVEAL all

The Octagon's second annual REVEAL Festival in Bolton (February 28 to March 18) will be showcasing work from theatre makers from across the country.

David Upton, 29 January 2017

Writer’s Guild Awards 2017

Sir Tom Stoppard receives the Outstanding Contribution to Writing Award from The Writers' Guild.

Sandra Giorgetti, 29 January 2017

Bruntwood 6 is launched

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting has launched its sixth search for original plays.

David Upton, 29 January 2017

Death of a Salesman: stories wanted in Northampton

People in Northamptonshire are being invited to submit a short story, poem or sketch inspired by the themes of Northampton Royal and Derngate’s forthcoming production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

Steve Orme, 15 January 2017

Take Flight at New Diorama Theatre

London's New Diorama Theatre host a one-night festival of new writing by emerging British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian writers.

Sandra Giorgetti, 01 January 2017

Octagon invite for new writing

The Octagon in Bolton has launched the second year of its National Prize, encouraging new and original writing for the stage.

David Upton, 30 December 2016

Race and racism in the countryside—six audio dramas

Ten years on from the stated ‘cultural apartheid’ in the countryside, touring companies Pentabus and Eclipse Theatre have produced six audio dramas to look at Britain today.

Sandra Giorgetti, 24 December 2016

Bolton shout-out for new plays

The Octagon Theatre in Bolton has opened a call-out for its annual Reveal Festival and Top 5 Readings.

David Upton, 02 October 2016

Popping up politically in Manchester

A new interactive pop-up theatre night in Manchester offers alternative perspectives on political issues.

David Upton, 11 September 2016

Eclipse and National Theatre collaborate on black British canon

Eclipse Theatre's "Revolution Mix" movement, which aims to create "the largest ever national delivery of Black British stories produced and performed in regional theatres" is to collaborate with the National Theatre's New Work Department.

David Chadderton, 05 August 2016

Matt Grinter wins 8th Papatango Prize

Matt Grinter has been announced as the winner of the 8th Papatango New Writing Prize for his play Orca, which will première at Southwark Playhouse in November.

David Chadderton, 30 July 2016