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News: Rory Mullarkey wins Harold Pinter Prize for playwriting

As reported in The Stage: Rory Mullarkey has won the 2014 Pinter Commission playwriting award, which sees a new work by the winner supported by London’s Royal Court Theatre.  The prize is now in its third year and is given to any playwright, whether they be established or unpublished.  Previous recipients of the prize – …

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News: Winners announced for Perfect Pitch Award for musical theatre

The winners of the £12,000 Perfect Pitch Award have been announced! Chris Bush and Matthew Winkworth won with their pitch for the new musical ‘Odd’, which retells the story of the Odyssey through the eyes of a modern-day teenage girl.  They were selected by a panel of industry experts, including: performers Michael Ball and Rosemary …

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Writers announced for Script Six at The Space and the Writer’s Guild’s Playwrights’ Progress Scheme

The winning playwrights have been announced for two development schemes – Script6 run by The Space and the Playwrights’ Progress scheme run by the Writer’s Guild. For Script6 at The Space, the selected writers are: Daniel Davies Berri George Chris Jury Natasha Langridge Isley Lynn Freddie Machin The writers on the scheme will participate in …

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Dawn King announced as winner of NT Foundation Playwright Award

As reported in The Stage, Dawn King has won the NT Foundation Playwriting Award for her play Foxfinder.  She will receive a £10,000 prize, which is designed to support the career of an emerging British writer. £1,000 awards were also made to writers Nayla Ahmed (Mustafa) and Douglas Rintoul (Elegy). More information about the play …

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NEWS: The Albany Arts Centre holding £1 ticket sale this Friday!

The Albany arts centre in south-east London is to release a batch of tickets costing £1 for each of its 30 shows in their spring season. The dedicated market stall on Deptford High Street, this Friday 6th Dec, will be selling the £1 tickets, with remaining tickets being released on their website later that day. Read the full …

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NEWS: Adrian Pagan Playwright Award winner announced

The King’s Head Theatre in London has named Thomas Pickles as the inaugural winner of its Adrian Pagan Playwright Award, given for a new play by a theatre professional who does not describe themselves as a playwright. Pickles won the prize for his piece, Dead Party Animals. Read the full article in The Stage. Source: The Stage …

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NEWS: Theatre 503 unveils new playwriting competition

Theatre503 has unveiled The Theatre503 Playwriting award, a new biennial competition which will be open to all writers over the age of 16 who have written an original unproduced full-length play. The winner will be awarded with £6000 and a production at Theatre503. All UK submissions will also be put forward for 503 Five, the …

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Winner of Bruntwood Prize announced – Anna Jordan for ‘Yen’

Anna Jordan has been announced as the winner of the 2013 Bruntwood Prize, which she received for her script Yen.  She takes home a £16,000 grand prize. Three runners up, winners of the Judges’ Awards, will receive £8,000 each to recognize their achievement: Katharine Chandler for Bird Luke Norris for So Here We Are Chris …

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Graeae announces writers selected for ‘Write to Play’

Graeae has announced the writers selected for Write to Play, its new playwriting scheme, which aims to provide opportunities to deaf and disabled writers. The scheme will be run by Graeae in partnership with the National Theatre Studio, Royal Court, and Soho Theatre. The writers in 2013/14 will be: Sean Burn, Amy Bethan Evans, Rosaleen …

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