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NEWS: INK makes its mark on London!

From east of England to west end of London INK, Suffolk’s arts festival of new writing, has spun its magic all the way from The Cut Theatre in Halesworth to the Tristram Bates theatre in London and it happily leaves a mark of distinction upon the London theatre scene. From a sell out Easter-time festival in East Anglia, the best ...

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FEATURE: Anne Washburn and James Graham: Writing Political Theatre

Supplementary talks have become an increasingly useful way for theatres to open out their productions, giving the audience greater context on the creative process as well as an additional income stream. Some venues have long-standing programmes of curated events including the focused National Theatre Platforms or The Old Vic Voices Off talks in which selected cast members and more often ...

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NEWS: 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting launches at London’s Young Vic

“To write a play is an act of bravery” Kwame Kwei-Armah announced at the official launch of the 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting held at the Young Vic Theatre where he is the Artistic Director and Chair of this year’s judging panel. Bruntwood has launched the career of several of theatre’s rising stars including in the same year winners Anna ...

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INTERVIEW: Harry Melling on becoming a handyman

Many will remember actor Harry Melling as Harry Potter's obnoxious spoiled cousin, Dudley, but 16 years on and with a raft of West End plays under his belt (including one he wrote himself), the 26-year-old has moved on and is embracing new challenges, including that of actor-puppeteer inMoritz von Stuelpnagel'srisqué comedy, Hand to God. Melling took time out of rehearsals ...

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NEWS: Katherine Soper wins 2015 Bruntwood Prize

A London shop assistant has won this year's Bruntwood prize with her first play about a young carer dealing with welfare cuts. Wish List, by Katherine Soper, who currently works in a perfume shop on Regent Street, has been announced by former artistic director of the National Theatre, Nick Hytner, as the winner of the 10th anniversary Bruntwood Prize for ...

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NEWS: Essex theatre to seek and support best new talent

The Mercury Theatre, Colchester is today [15 October 2015] announcing a major new programme -Mercury Talent- to support and develop people who want to work in the arts and creative industries. The centrepiece of the programme is a collaboration between the Mercury Theatre and the University of Essex - the Essex Playwriting Competition &Festival will offer a chance for budding ...

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