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LPW Play Club: Submission Window 2 Now Open!

The second submission window is officially open for #PlayClub! We want brand new short plays written in response to this month’s play: Trestle by Stewart Pringle. Selected plays will be given a rehearsed reading at a special event at the end of the year! Plays must be direct responses to Trestle, this can be anything …

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Exclusive extract from Playwriting: Structure, Character, How and What to Write by Stephen Jeffreys

We’ve been lucky enough to nab an exclusive extract from the brilliant new book, Playwriting: Structure, Character, How and What to Write,  by internationally acclaimed playwright, Stephen Jeffreys. If you want an authoritative guide to playwriting from a true master of the craft, then you can get your hands on a copy, here.  In this …

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LPW Play Club #2 – Trestle by Stewart Pringle

Another month, another new Play Club announcement!  We received some fantastic entries for the first Play Club window which were incredible responses to Far Away by Caryl Churchill some vibrant and unique voices, so it was a difficult task to choose a piece for the reading. However, we managed to make our selection and the …

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LPW: The Submissions Checklist – live now!

The latest instalment of our members’ content is our online course, The Submissions Checklist, and it’s now live.  (If you’re not a member yet, sign up here for the price of a coffee!) About the Course: so you’ve finished your play and plan to submit it to a theatre, a producer or a playwriting competition. …

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How do you change the location of a play you have already written?

In this guest post, playwright Tamara von Werthern talks about the implications of changing the location of her play The White Bike, which, after its’ London Premiere in 2017, has now made its’ way to Bournemouth for a production this Spring.  A year and a half ago, my play The White Bike premiered at The …

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LPW Play Club #1 – Far Away by Caryl Churchill

To kick off our #PlayClub project, this month we’re reading…. Far Away by Caryl Churchill Caryl Churchill’s Far Away is a play that looks at conflict and its unsettling effect on our lives, and on our humanity. It was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, on 24 November 2000 and is currently …

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LPW: New Play Club Launching Next Week!

Next up on our new content for members is our revamped Book Club – with the chance to have your work read by professional actors!  #PlayClub We told you we had more content and opportunities coming your way, and we aren’t stopping just yet. At LPW, we’re delighted to announce our brand new ‘Play Club’ …

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Among Angels: A Playwright’s Journey (from first play to full production)

In this guest post, playwright Timothy Graves reflects on the journey of writing his first play: from the initial inspiration to producing it at the Courtyard Theatre for a four week run this April.  ‘Never are we nearer the Light than when darkness is deepest.’ ‘Among Angels’ is my first play. I have written two …

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