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Kali Theatre Announces INTERNATIONAL PLAYS By Deepika Arwind, Atiha Sen Gupta, Bettina Gracias, and More

Kali Theatre presents INTERNATIONAL PLAYS - a first look at five cutting-edge new plays with thought-provoking, global themes. During a week of staged script-in-hand performances, four UK playwrights and a writer from India explore what it means to be part of a wider landscape from the unique perspective of female and non-binary writers with a South Asian background.

Brigid Larmour Steps Down as Watford Palace Theatre's Artistic Director and CEO

Brigid Larmour has announced she will be stepping down from her role as Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Watford Palace Theatre in Spring 2023. 

Review: SILENCE, Donmar Warehouse

Following a rebellion against the British in 1857, resulting in the death of hundreds of thousands of Indians and Britain’s, the Crown established a viceroy system over India, affirming its hold over the population.

Writers' Guild Of Great Britain (WGGB) Announces New Play Commission Scheme

Eighteen new plays for the inaugural New Play Commission Scheme (NPCS) have been announced by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) in partnership with HighTide theatre company, UK Theatre and the Independent Theatre Council.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For SILENCE at the Donmar Warehouse

All new rehearsal photos have been released  for the upcoming co-production with the Donmar Warehouse and Tara Theatre of Silence, a new play adapted from Kavita Puri’s Partition Voices: Untold British Stories by Sonali Bhattacharyya, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Ishy Din and Alexandra Wood, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Partition of India.

Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of SILENCE at Tara Theatre and The Donmar Warehouse

Tara Theatre and The Donmar Warehouse have announced casting for the world premiere of Silence, a new play adapted from the testimonies and stories of people who lived through partition from Kavita Puri's acclaimed book Partition Voices: Untold British Stories written by Sonali Bhattacharyya, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Ishy Din and Alexandra Wood.

World Premiere Of Donmar and Tara Co-Production SILENCE Announced

The Donmar and Tara co-production of the world premiere of Silence, directed by Abdul Shayek, has been announced. 

Hightide Announces Clare Slater As New Artistic Director

The trustees of HighTide announced that they have appointed Clare Slater, currently Head of New Work at the Donmar Warehouse as the next Artistic Director of HighTide. She will lead the company alongside Executive Director Rowan Rutter as joint Chief Executives. Clare takes over from Suba Das, former Artistic Director and Chief Executive of HighTide.

Rifco Theatre Company and Watford Palace Theatre Present GLITTERBALL

Sonia's life has always been a bit of a double act, brought up as one half of a Shirley Bassey tribute act. alongside her overbearing mother Gloria, she left a trail of sequins across the working men's clubs of East Anglia. 

2022 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Awarded to Benedict Lombe for LAVA

The 2022 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.K. playwright Benedict Lombe for her debut play Lava. In a special presentation at Shakespeare's Globe in London, the Blackburn Prize judges presented Lombe with a cash prize of $25,000, and a signed limited-edition print by renowned artist Willem de Kooning, created especially for the Prize. 

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.

Tara Theatre Announces Next Season Of Work

Following its relaunch from Tara Arts to Tara Theatre in 2021 under Artistic Director Abdul Shayek, 2022 will see the company produce shows and events locally, nationally and internationally of differing scales and on different platforms.

New Play Commission Scheme Launches; Backed By Caryl Churchill, Tom Stoppard, and More

The New Play Commission Scheme (NPCS), led by WGGB in partnership with HighTide Theatre, UK Theatre and the Independent Theatre Council, has been designed to respond to the decline in new theatre commissions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Announces 2022 Finalists

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize today announces 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights - now in its 44th year .

Emily White Announced As The Recipient Of The 52nd George Devine Award

Emily White has been announced as the recipient of the 52nd George Devine Award for her play Atlantis, picking up a £15,000 prize. 

George Devine Award 2021 Longlist Announced

The George Devine Award today announces its 2021 Longlist of eight playwrights. Formed in 1966 in memory of the Royal Court's founding Artistic Director George Devine, the Award is recognised as one of the most prestigious in new writing and seeks to shine a light on a playwright of promise.

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.

Erika Dickerson-Despenza Awarded 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for CULLUD WATTAH

The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza for her play about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, cullud wattah. Awarded annually since 1977, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize is the largest and oldest international prize honoring Women+ playwrights.

VIDEO: Watch the 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Ceremony

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will present a virtual presentation to announce the 2021 winner of one of the most prestigious playwriting awards, and the oldest and largest prize awarded to women+ playwrights, today, April 7, 2021 at 3pm EST/ 8pm BST. Tune in right here at BroadwayWorld to watch the presentation, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner (1983) Marsha Norman.

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