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Writing news

Write Something at Alphabetti

Write Something at Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre is a writing workshop for experienced or emerging playwrights, or those picking up a pen for the first time.

Peter Lathan, 15 January 2018

CAMEO Awards welcomes entries

CAMEO, the Creativity Across Media: Entertainment and Originality Awards, the scheme that celebrates book adaptations, is open for applications.

Sandra Giorgetti, 14 January 2018

Four to the fore for musical showcase

Four companies from The Lowry’s Musical Rewrites season have secured a pitch for the national BEAM Musical Theatre Showcase.

David Upton, 22 December 2017

Papatango New Writing Prize welcomes submissions

The Papatango New Writing Prize is accepting submissions until 28 February. Every entrant receives feedback on his or her script with the winning play having a full production.

Sandra Giorgetti, 17 December 2017

Heretic Voices Monologue Competition winners

The inaugural Heretic Voices Monologue Competition winners will see their plays produced at London's Arcola Theatre and published by Nick Hern.

Sandra Giorgetti, 17 December 2017

Royal Exchange sound designer takes playwriting award

The £16,000 winner of the 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting was announced as Timothy X Atack, sound designer for Jubilee at the Royal Exchange where the ceremony took place.

David Chadderton, 26 November 2017

Bruntwood Playwriting shortlist announced

The shortlist has been announced for the 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, hosted biennially at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre.

David Chadderton, 05 November 2017

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