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The best writing advice we heard at London Writers’ Week

In the first of a series of posts exploring the most useful highlights of London Writers’ Week, our friend Frida Stavenow asks her peers and fellow festival-goers for the best pieces of writing wisdom they’ve learned this year. — “Be bold,” says Titilola Ige, author of the MA Dramatic Writing Graduation Showcase opening piece Down Hair, when …

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Meet the Company of the Dark Horse Festival!

We’re excited to introduce you to the multi-talented group of creatives who have come together to make this showing possible! Read on to learn more about this accomplished bunch… For booking information click here! The Writers Sonali Bhattacharyya is a writer of stage, screen and radio plays. Her stage commissions include ‘Twelve’ (Kali Theatre), ‘These Four …

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Dark Horse Festival tickets – booking open!

London Writers’ Week is right around the corner, so be sure to get your tickets if you want to get a taste of the most exciting new writing in London! Featuring new work by Sonali Bhattacharyya, Sophia Chapadjiev, Eva Edo, John Murray, and Ash Sohoye. When: Thursday 7 July 2016 at 7.30pm* Where: Platform Theatre, …

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Call for directors for Dark Horse Festival at London Writers Week

London Playwrights Workshop is seeking directors for the Dark Horse Festival in London Writers Week. The Festival will share 15 minute excerpts of the five of the best unproduced plays in London, which we’ve sourced from theatre nominations (from venues including the Soho, Almeida, Lyric Hammersmith, and Talawa), writers we’ve encountered through our work, and …

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London Playwrights Workshop is looking for an Intern!

Interested in learning about blogging and supporting playwrights? We want to hear from you! London Playwrights Workshop is seeking an intern to support the work of London Playwrights Blog. The post is ideally suited to an emerging writer interested in learning about blogging and getting involved with a non-profit company during its start-up stage. About …

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Summer Workshops from London Playwrights Blog

This summer we’re going to have our hands full working on the Dark Horse Festival.  However, we’ve still planned some exciting offerings for writings looking to expand their skillets, or find some creative stimulation! And as always, you keep an eye on on our Workshops listings to stay completely up to date with the latest offerings from London Playwrights …

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LPW Play Development Workshop – Summer 2016

Looking for a supportive, rigorous environment to develop your new play? LPW’s summer Play Development Workshop is a seven-week course that will support writers in developing a play project, providing supportive critique in a weekly group setting. Workshop structure Each week, the participants will bring in a selection of writing of up to five pages …

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London Playwrights Workshop seeking scripts for Dark Horse Festival

London Playwrights Blog is putting out a call for scripts! The Dark Horse Script Festival will take place as part of London Writers’ Week 2016 this July.  It will be organised by London Playwrights Workshop, the non-profit company that manages LPB. We’re now looking for writers to work with on the Festival, and are opening …

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What to do when you win: Sarah Hamilton shares her experience of putting on her first full-length production

So you’ve won your first playwriting competition. Brilliant. Now what? In this guest post, new writer Sarah Tejal Hamilton shares her experience of winning her first short play competition and the challenge of putting on a full-length work. Last October I won London Horror Festival’s playwriting competition, a 10-minute piece called Chew, which was judged …

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Spring Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

We’re very happy to announce we’ll be offering a range of new courses to support writers in Spring 2016, ranging from one-off workshops to term-long courses, and catering to writers at a variety of levels. Do keep an eye on on our Workshops listings, as we may add new courses for later in the spring. Please …

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