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News from CardiffCardiff's Sherman Theatre announces an evolving project aimed at artists affected by the coronavirus lockdown; and a Robinson Crusoe-inspired play is made available to view online.
Papatango monologues to be shared for free as video and PDFPapatango Theatre Company's Isolated But Open Commissions—Voices From Across The Shutdown will include two new monologues from Rachel De-Lahay and Anders Lustgarten alongside ten others chosen anonymously from an open call-out to be filmed and shared and published by Nick Hern Books as PDFs for free download.
Papatango new writing initiatives during theatre closuresPapatango Theatre Company has announced a series of initiatives around new writing including open commissions for monologues, free circulation of 60 new play texts and free advice on Arts Council applications.
£10,000 prize for new comedy playThe fourth Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize sees writers invited to submit their comedy scripts for a chance to win £10,000.
Customs House Takeover play director announcedSouth Shields’ Customs House has announced who is to direct this year’s play from the Takeover Young Writer in Residence.
Writehouse invites new theatre writing submissionsA new theatre scratch night for playwrights from Sunderland and beyond provides an informal, social environment and is open to all.
Monster of a writing challengeA creative writing challenge has been launched alongside the UK tour of A Monster Calls.
NE playwrights under 25: an opportunityThe Customs House in South Shields is looking for a NE-based playwright under 25 to become its third Young Writer in Residence.
New musicals to get Northampton showcaseThe line-up has been announced for the “UK’s leading showcase for new British musical theatre writing” BEAM2020 which will be held in Northampton.
Hurry, if you've an itch to Scratch in KeswickTheatre by the Lake in Keswick is launching its first-ever scratch night.
Six new plays in tribute to DelaneySalford Arts Theatre pays tribute to Shelagh Delaney with an evening of new writing.
Write chance in LiverpoolLiverpool’s Royal Court is continuing its search for new scriptwriting talent.
Shed explodes to win £16,000 playwriting prizeThe £16,000 first prize for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting was awarded to Phoebe Eclair-Powell for her play Shed: Exploded View at a ceremony at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester hosted by Royle Family actor Ralph Little.
Female voices to the fore at Hope MillSix female writers for stage and screen have been commissioned by HER Productions to write six original short plays.
30th Chester Literature FestivalAuthors Armistead Maupin and Michael Morpurgo, poets Imtiaz Dharker, Benjamin Zephaniah and Lemn Sissay and writer and TV presenter Nadiya Hussain top the bill at the Chester Literature Festival.
The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award programmeThis biennial playwriting award offers three writers the opportunity to see their work staged in a professional production. The first of these, Hungerland by Rachel O'Regan, opens this month.
Paines Plough celebrates living life out loud in new seasonLive Out Loud, the inaugural season of Paines Plough artistic directors, Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner, includes four world premières, a tour and co-productions, plus the first Women’s Prize For Playwriting.
Poetic licence in BoltonThere is opportunity for budding poets to submit and showcase their work in Bolton.
Lowry's performing arts opportunitiesLowry’s Artist Development Programme is offering four opportunities for new performing arts work in the North of England.
Playwright Peter Nichols dies at 92British playwright Peter Nichols CBE, whose play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is revived next week on the West End, has died at the age of 92.
Quiet Man Dave Prize for new writingA donation page has been set up to create a writing prize to honour Manchester-based writer, blogger and critic Dave Murray, aka Quiet Man Dave, who died earlier this year.
The Famous Four And a Half Go Wild In Thetford Forest
Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich