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Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best New Play

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GUN TO YOUR HEAD by Simon Jaggers to be Presented at VAULT Festival in February

Gun to your Head will run at The Cavern, The Vaults, from Tuesday 14th- Saturday 18th February 2023.

Royal Exchange Theatre Announces Spring/Summer 2023 Season

Artistic Directors Roy Alexander Weise and Bryony Shanahan are working in collaboration with some of the industry’s most ground-breaking artists and companies from across the world. Writers Marieke Hardy (Sydney) and Kimber Lee (New York) will both see their plays premiere at the Exchange as part of this season.

Burning Coal Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of A GREAT BIG WOOLLY MAMMOTH THAWING

Opening Burning Coal Theatre Company's 2022-2023 season, A  Great Big Wooly Mammoth Thawing From The Ice is a world premiere by London based playwright Tatty Hennessy.

OVO Will Present the First UK Revival of MIDDLE by David Eldridge at The Maltings Theatre in October

OVO's autumn season at The Maltings Theatre St Albans leads with brand new productions of BEGINNING and MIDDLE by the critically acclaimed British dramatist and screenwriter, David Eldridge. 

The Cherry Orchard, Silent Sky, and More To Be Presented In Burning Coal Theatre Company's 26th Season

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present its 26th season (2022 – 2023) in Raleigh, NC.


PRESENTAZIONE DELLA NUOVA STAGIONE della SALA UMBERTO Un programma vario e interessante con inizio dal prossimo 27 settembre

BWW Review: FESTEN at Holden Street Theatres

Red Phoenix has delivered an exceptional piece of powerful theatre. See What BWW's Critic Thinks

Steep Theatre Returns with Two New Premieres for Summer

Steep Theatre will make its much-anticipated return to stage this summer with two productions that continue the company’s tradition of introducing Chicago audiences to bold new plays from today’s most exciting playwrights.

BWW Review: MIDDLE, National Theatre

David Eldridge thrusts the agony and the ecstasy of middle class struggles into the limelight in his new play at the National Theatre's Dorfman stage. Let's see what BWW's critic had to say...

Groundbreaking Principles Established For Digital Broadcast Of Stage Plays

WGGB has agreed a groundbreaking set of principles to govern the digital broadcasts of stage plays by the Royal Court, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announce Second Round of 2021-22 Recipients

Theatre Communications Group has announced the recipients of the second round of the 2021-22 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $731,000, allow 16 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run.

New David Eldridge Play MIDDLE to Open in April at the National Theatre

Following their five-star production of Beginning, which played to sold-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End, writer David Eldridge and director Polly Findlay reunite with new play Middle, a raw, touching and funny portrait of a 21st-century marriage. Learn all about the production and how to get tickets.

Leading Playwrights Back New WGGB Digital Principles For Theatre

Leading playwrights and WGGB members Caryl Churchill, April de Angelis, Nick Dear, David Edgar, David Eldridge, Lee Hall, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Lucy Kirkwood, Bryony Lavery, Simon Stephens, Sir Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne and Roy Williams OBE have backed new digital principles for theatre launched today.

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Announces Cast For BEGINNING

This will be the second play of David Eldridge’s produced by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, with 2019’s homecoming revival of In Basildon playing to national critical acclaim.

The National Theatre Announces New Programming and Launches 'National Theatre Together' Campaign

The National Theatre has today announced its programming until the start of next year with productions on all three South Bank stages as well as three major UK tours, two productions on Broadway, a return to cinemas, and a new feature film to be broadcast on television this autumn. In the week the theatre reopened for audiences again, six new productions were announced, and five productions halted by the pandemic were confirmed to return to the South Bank.  

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Reopens Its Doors In Late May!

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch will reopen its doors to the public on Monday 17 May 2021 (subject to the Government's Roadmap). 

Mercury Theatre Launches Brand New Playwriting Programme

The Mercury Theatre Colchester and Josef Weinberger Plays have announced the participants joining their new Mercury Playwrights development programme, designed to nurture creative talent in the East of England, which has taken a considerable hit from Covid-19 uncertainties.

Mercury Theatre Colchester Announces New Playwriting Development Programme With Josef Weinberger Plays

The Mercury Theatre Colchester and Josef Weinberger Plays are  joining forces once again to present a new playwriting development programme, designed to nurture and grow new creative talent in the East of England.

Leading Playwrights and Theatres Back WGGB COVID-19 Manifesto

Leading playwrights April De Angelis, Jack Thorne, Laura Wade, David Eldridge, Lucy Kirkwood, Roy Williams, James Graham, Bryony Lavery and David Edgar have backed guidelines launched by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) today.

Winners Announced For the 23rd Irish Times Theatre Awards

The 23rd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards was due to take place tomorrow night at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. 


David Eldridge has written 2 shows including Festen (Playwright), Beginning (Playwright).

Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for Festen, a dramatisation .

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