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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

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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.

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The Platform

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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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NEW: 2016

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.

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29 Plays Done!

3 March 2016

Back in January we told you about an interesting idea from The Space which asked people to write a play a day for the whole of the month of February. Well, the challenge is now over and the results are in ...

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The Significant Other Festival - Plus One

2 March 2016

Still have a few days to catch this festival, presented by the Tristan Bates Theatre and The Pensive Federation - a unique writing event with 10 plays created in just 10 days. Runs until Saturday 5 March 2016 with tickets just £12 and £10.

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Beryl cycling to the Rose Theatre Kingston

23 February 2016

Maxine Peake's stage writing debut comes to the Rose for its London Premiere, starting on 8 March 2016 - it celebrates the life of sporting legend Beryl Burton - the greatest woman on two wheels.


15 February 2016

The Arcola Theatre's week-long festival of new writing, now in its fourth edition, starts in just 1 week's time. 12 plays from over 200 that were submitted now get rehearsed readings - 22-27 February 2016 ...

Etch New Writing Festival

12 February 2016

Taking place between 31 March and 3 April 2016, this festival is currently accepting submissions. So, if you have a brand new play you want to get in front of the public, you need to submit it by midnight on Sunday 14th February 2016.

29 Plays Later

27 January 2016

Can you write 29 plays in 29 days in February? .... Well you can give it a try with the Space, but you need to act now 'cos the deadline for entering is on 29 January - just 2 days away!

Talkback Festival 2016

11 January 2016

Starting tonight, Kali Theatre presents its annual Talkback Festival of new plays which is the culmination of its nine-month writer development programme. The festival runs over 2 weeks and will be held at Tristan Bates Theatre ...

Write Now 7 Festival 2016

9 January 2016

The Jack Studio Theatre is now taking submissions for its latest Write Now Festival. The deadline for this year's applications is Friday 29 January 2016 ...

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