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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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LPW: #WriteHacks coming soon!

As promised, we’ve got some exciting content coming up for our members this year and the of first our new initiatives will be making its’ way to you this March.  #WriteHacks As playwrights, juggling the whole writing thing with every day life is hands down one of our biggest challenges.  Often, by the time we tick …

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LPW launch new Script Consulting Service

We know how important feedback is for new and emerging writers and we also know that there’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to receiving it. Plays are all different, writers are all unique and have various requirements – from wanting structural advice on an early draft to getting their play submission ready! So, …

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Induced Structural Collapse – Writing a Text From Inside the Skin of its Forebear

why this sky will be presenting their show Portents as part of The Space’s Spring Season. The play began as the result of devised workshops and in this guest post, writer Nat Norland shares his tips for deconstructing and reworking the original text to create something new.  I can’t really talk about how I started writing Portents, because I didn’t start writing it. The first …

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LPW: New members’ content for 2019!

Here at LPW, we’ve been working hard to create a whole range of new content for our members’ in 2019. We’re so excited about it that we couldn’t keep it under wraps any longer. Each project will be launched individually as we go along but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of our plans for the year ahead… #WrAP2019 …

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Catching the Devil: Writing in Response to a Well Known Play 

Playwright Athena Stevens’ short play, Recompense, is being performed at Shakespeare’s Globe as part of Dark Night of the Soul: The Feminine Response to the Faustian Myth. In this guest post, she shares her experiences of writing in response to a well known play. If we are very lucky, a playwright’s commission comes with a set of …

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