London theatre news



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Rifco Associates Call Out 2019

28 November 2018

Rifco Associates are looking for new scripts and treatments with a British Asian focus from experienced and emerging writers including musicals and dramas - deadline for applications is 7 December.


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#YouWillKnowTheirNames season announced

14 November 2018

The Pleasance Theatre announces a new season - entitled #YouWillKnowTheirNames - featuring a game changing line-up of new writing fresh for 2019.


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The Platform

17 October 2018

The Platform, a page to stage scratch night, returns at The Bread & Roses Theatre from 1 to 3 November, coinciding with the 4th anniversary of the venue.


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Untold Stories New Writing Festival

17 October 2018

Untold Stories New Writing Festival will head to The Pleasance, Islington this Autumn with a collection of diverse new plays - from 10 to 11 November.


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Maiden Speech Festival 2018

8 October 2018

A dynamic and exciting theatre festival staging brand new work by emerging theatremakers, Maiden Speech returns bigger and bolder than ever ... and with bite!


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London Horror Festival 2018

5 September 2018

The UK's original and largest festival of horror will return to the Old Red Lion Theatre from 7 October to 3 November with booking now open for the full schedule of 33 shows.


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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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London Student Drama Festival 2018

31 January 2018

For its 6th year, the London Student Drama Festival will be at the West End's Duchess Theatre for the finals of its new writing competition and at The Bunker for the debut of 'Play in a Day'.


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Sprint 2018

20 January 2018

London's festival of brand new performance for the theatrically adventurous returns for its 21st year at Camden People's Theatre from 5 to 24 March 2018.


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The Female Gaze & Other Stories: Collection 2017

27 November 2017

Rich Creative returns to The Cockpit to showcase four exciting new writing talents whose work has been picked to be further developed from their sell-out feminist scratch night, The Female Gaze & Other Stories.


Emerge 2

24 April 2017


A platform that gives four emerging writers, directors and a company of actors the opportunity to collaborate/showcase their work and gain feedback from an industry panel. At the Tristan Bates Theatre on 10 July 2017.


Adam Morley Sponsor A Playwright Bursary

21 April 2017


From initial submissions of nearly 100 plays, the shortlist for the inaugural Adam Morley Sponsor a Playwright Bursary will be announced in September 2017.


N16 Presents

10 April 2017


A showcase of new writing, with writers sourced and developed by playwrights Sarah Milton and Ffion Jones, and Artistic Director Scott Ellis. At Theatre N16 on 24 April 2017.


Young Harts Writing Festival

21 March 2017


An inter-borough new writing festival, which merges the gap between emerging young artists and professional artists, brings a series of ten new short plays to the Lyric Hammersmith on 7-8 April 2017.


Herstory: Feminist Theatre Festival

31 January 2017


Following the success of its first two editions, Herstory Festival is back at Theatre N16 on 17 and 18 February 2017.


Sprint 2017

25 January 2017


28 Plays Later 2017

11 January 2017


New Songs 4 New Shows

14 November 2016


Scratch-22

9 November 2016


The Platform - Anniversary Edition

8 October 2016


Cuckoo Bang's Catch-up

7 October 2016


The Collective Project

29 September 2016


Vibrant 2016 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights

26 September 2016


Call for Submissions - The One Festival 2017

26 September 2016


Little Pieces Of Gold

23 September 2016




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