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Maiden Speech Festival returns in 2019

16 September 2019


Providing a platform to showcase the boldest new work from a new generation of theatremakers, the third incarnation of Maiden Speech Festival will be at Tristan Bates Theatre this November.


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London Horror Festival 2019

6 September 2019


The UK's original and largest festival of live horror performance returns this October at The Pleasance Theatre and the Old Red Lion Theatre.


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This is Black at The Bunker

19 July 2019


A festival of world premiere theatre shows by four, new, exciting Black writers, will explore identity, hate crime and family relationships with alternating double bills - at The Bunker from 5 to 25 August 2019.


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Margot, Dame, The Most Famous Ballerina In The World

7 May 2019


Casting is announced for Claudio Macor's new play, running as part of the King's Head Theatre's Playmill New Writing Festival on 17 and 18 July 2019.


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Foreword Festival at The Space

4 April 2019


The Foreword Festival is The Space's premier new writing festival, presenting the debut plays of four promising playwrights, celebrating the brightest in emerging stage talent.


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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!


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.


'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.


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'.


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.


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



Adam Morley Sponsor A Playwright Bursary

21 April 2017



N16 Presents

10 April 2017



Young Harts Writing Festival

21 March 2017



Herstory: Feminist Theatre Festival

31 January 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





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