London theatre news

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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

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