London theatre news
Winner announced for 2019 Bruntwood Prize
5 November 2019
Phoebe Eclair-Powell's play 'Shed: Exploded View' snaps up the top prize as overall winner of the 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.
'Pitch Your Play' - West End Showcase
9 August 2018
Young playwriting scheme 'Pitch Your Play' will champion writers from "All Corners of the UK" in a West End Showcase - with free tickets to staged readings at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Tennessee Williams' play at the King's Head
7 August 2018
Never performed in the writer's lifetime, 'And Tell Sad Stories Of The Deaths Of Queens' gets a short airing as part of the Islington venue's 2018 Queer Season.
Andrew Marr interviews Alan Bennett
15 July 2018
Andrew Marr's interview with Alan Bennett about his new play, Allelujah! at The Bridge Theatre, is available on BBC iPlayer.
Pinter at the Pinter
12 May 2018
The Jamie Lloyd Company presents a season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays on the tenth anniversary of the Nobel Prize winner's death, performed at the theatre that bears his name - from 6 September 2018 to 23 February 2019.
Casting for Tomorrow at Noon
11 April 2018
Jermyn Street Theatre announces casting for Tomorrow at Noon, a programme of three new plays each of which reacts to one of Noël Coward's Tonight at 8.30 plays, and responds to it in a contemporary voice.
The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018/2019
5 March 2018
Submissions for the Bread & Roses Theatre's latest playwriting award are now open until 31 May 2018, with up to 3 winning plays receiving a professional production at the venue.
Trying It On by David Edgar
26 February 2018
On the day that David Edgar - one of the most important British playwrights of the post-1960s generation - celebrates his 70th birthday, he also announces his stage debut on tour and at London's Royal Court.
The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2016
11 August 2016
Submissions are now open for The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2016. £500 in prize money on offer, plus more goodies, and runner-up prizes too. Deadline for submissions is 30th September 2016
Bread & Roses Playwrights' Circle
25 June 2016
A playwrighting circle where writers can share their work. Run by The Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham, it's FREE and takes place on the last Monday of every month, next meeting on 27 June 2016.
31 May 2016
A page to stage scratch night for new writing from The Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham - now in its fourth year, the next event will be on Sunday 12th & Monday 13th June.
Write Now 7 Festival
16 May 2016
This festival is continuing at The Jack Studio Theatre with winning play Better Together by David Weir running until 28 May, plus workshops ...
Young Harts Writing Festival
3 April 2016
Young writers compete against their professional counterparts in this festival from the Lyric Hammersmith - less than a week away: on 8 and 9 April 2016.
On The Night
30 March 2016
This event at the Arcola Theatre, produced by Falling Pennies Theatre Company, aims to showcase 15 minute segments of writers' work with the help of professional actors and directors - 17 April 2016, with tickets at £10.
22 March 2016
4 New Plays, 4 Writers, 32 Actors in this festival from The Richard Burton Company - the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama's in-house company - performing at the Gate Theatre from 29 March to 2 April 2016.
29 Plays Done!
3 March 2016
The Significant Other Festival - Plus One
2 March 2016
Beryl cycling to the Rose Theatre Kingston
23 February 2016
15 February 2016
Etch New Writing Festival
12 February 2016
29 Plays Later
27 January 2016
Talkback Festival 2016
11 January 2016
Write Now 7 Festival 2016
9 January 2016
Michael Billington's 101 greatest plays
30 November 2015
British Theatre Challenge - performances start tomorrow
22 October 2015