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Win free tickets to Verity Bargate winner Vicky Jones’ play ‘The One’ at Soho Theatre

Nick Hern Books is offering a giveaway of free tickets to the Thursday 20 March matinee performance of Vicky Jones’ play ‘The One’, which won the Soho Theatre’s Verity Bargate Award in 2013.

For details of the play and how to enter, see their website:


Deadline: 4 March 2014 at noon

Source:  Nick Hern Books Newsletter

Upcoming classes and workshops with Papatango, Soho Theatre, and others

If you’re looking for a class or group to work on your writing, here are a few upcoming opportunities that might be of interest.

Papatango Playwriting Masterclass
Wednesday 26 February 10am – 2pm at Toynbee Studios, London

“Papatango are delighted to announce our inaugural Resident Playwright, May Sumbwanyambe, will deliver a free masterclass for 10 would-be writers.  George Turvey, Papatango’s Artistic Director, will also be present.  This event is free but space is limited in order to guarantee detailed, personal support. To apply, please email writers@papatango.co.uk with a short CV.”

The deadline for applications is noon on Wednesday 19th February.

Character-Building Workshop at Soho Theatre
Monday 3 March, 2-5pm
Tickets: £30 (£25)
Led by Nina Steiger (Literary Manager, Soho Theatre) and Verity Bargate Award winner Vicky Jones

“Struggling to give your characters diverse and authentic voices? Find yourself staying well within your comfort zone? Interested in the process of writing with/for actors? Following on from our sell out workshop last month, join us for an afternoon to help you create stories, worlds and structures which bring out the best and the boldest in your characters and your plays.”

Theatre Writing for Beginners, Unlocking Your Creativity
Dates: Tuesday nights, 6th May – 24 June 7 – 9pm.
Venue: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA.
Fee:  £185 (payment by instalment possible)

“An 8 week course on Tuesday nights, looking at the basics of theatre writing. Includes copy of a short theatre play that we’ll study as a group. The group will also decide on an outing to a theatre show which will be arranged during the course (ticket price not included). Complete your own short play by the end of the course, or make inroads into work on a longer one.  Please book via www.susanhodgetts.co.uk, or email courses@susanhodgetts.co.uk for further information.”

Work with a Playwright on your Dialogue and Use of Metaphor, Chalk the Sun
Balham Bowls Club Bar, 7 – 9 Ramsden Rd London SW12 8QX
On-going monthly workshops with flexible attendance: £30 for a one-off, £125 for 5, £225 for 10

“Stage & Screen  for scriptwriters focusing on techniques and development of radio, stage, TV and screen plays including series and episode writing with feedback from the Chalk the Sun tutor team of professional writers, producers, editors and directors. Full information, including tutors’ profiles, student work and testimonials, downloadable reading list, venue details, booking and payment options, is available at www.chalkthesun.co.uk.”


News: Verity Bargate Award Winner announced

The Soho Theatre has announced the winner of the Verity Bargate Award 2013, which goes to Vicky Jones for her play ‘The One’.

At the same event (which also recognised VBA runner-ups), the Soho revealed the next intake of the Soho Six, which gives six artists the opportunity to develop work at the theatre over the course of a year.

You can read more about this news through Soho Theatre’s press release or at The Stage.

Congrats to all!

Source:  @Playwriting_UK and The Stage

Update from Soho Theatre on Verity Bargate Award

Image via Soho Theatre

The bi-annual Verity Bargate Award was due to open again in 2013 but all had been quiet from the Soho Theatre…until now!

The Soho Theatre has announced they will indeed be running the award, which will be having its 30th anniversary, and will be including regional theatres as partners in assessing submissions and providing readings to shortlisted plays.

Key details are still under wraps – including submission opening and deadline dates and the nature of the award (which normally includes a cash prize).  However, we’ll keep you posted on more details when they’re available.

Full details can found on their website.

Source: @PlaywritingUK