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Papatango Announces Filmed Release Of Samuel Bailey's SHOOK Photo Papatango Announces Filmed Release Of Samuel Bailey's SHOOK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021

Papatango today announces that the 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize-winner Shook by Samuel Bailey – which was due to transfer to the West End when the pandemic hit – has been filmed and will be available to watch online from Friday 5 February until Sunday 28 February 2021.

Giles Terera to Release a Book About His Time in HAMILTON Photo Giles Terera to Release a Book About His Time in HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2020

Nick Hern Books will release Hamilton and Me: An Actor's Journal by Giles Terera β€“ a personal inside account of the London production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash-hit, multi-award-winning Hamilton, written by the actor who won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Aaron Burr – in Summer 2021.

Ayomide Adegun is Awarded The Luke Westlake Scholarship 2020 Photo Ayomide Adegun is Awarded The Luke Westlake Scholarship 2020
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2020

22 year old South Londoner Ayomide Adegun is currently in his 2nd year of the BA Acting course at Royal Welsh Academy of Music & Drama. His professional credits include The Jumper Factory by Luke Barnes at the Young Vic.

The Old Vic Announces This Year's Old Vic 12 Photo The Old Vic Announces This Year's Old Vic 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2020

Today, The Old Vic and Shoreditch Town Hall announce this year's Old Vic 12 – a group of writers, producers, directors  and creatives who, since March, have been working together digitally and in person, in line with social distancing, to  create three new pieces of work.  

Papatango Announces Plans For 2021 Photo Papatango Announces Plans For 2021
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020

2021 will see Papatango mount an ambitious programme of open-entry opportunities to support early-stage artists and freelancers, who are among those hardest hit by Covid-19, and provide completely free and accessible new plays to help encourage audiences back to theatre. The 2021 programme will see:

BroadwayWorld's Theatre Christmas Gift Guide Photo BroadwayWorld's Theatre Christmas Gift Guide
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Nov 8, 2020

If you're looking for something a bit different for the theatre fan in your life this year - we've got you covered!

Outside Edge Theatre Company Announces The Winner Of The Phil Fox Playwriting Award Photo Outside Edge Theatre Company Announces The Winner Of The Phil Fox Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2020

Outside Edge Theatre Company (OETC), the UK's only theatre company and participatory arts charity focused on addiction, today announces Silas Parry as the winner of the inaugural Phil Fox Playwriting Award, with his magic realist script Lessons For Diving. Parry will receive a Β£6,000 commission and mentorship from chair of the judging panel, Tony Award-winning playwright Enda Walsh.

Outside Edge Theatre Company Announces Finalists For The Inaugural 2020 Phil Fox Play Photo Outside Edge Theatre Company Announces Finalists For The Inaugural 2020 Phil Fox Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020

Outside Edge Theatre Company (OETC), the UK's only theatre company and participatory arts charity focused on addiction, is delighted to announce the finalists for the inaugural Phil Fox Award for Playwriting. Selected from 350 entries, the finalists are Sarah Connors, Silas Parry, Kristian Phillips, Jack Robson and Jack Stanley.

Outside Edge Theatre Company Announces Shortlist For The Inaugural 2020 Phil Fox Play Photo Outside Edge Theatre Company Announces Shortlist For The Inaugural 2020 Phil Fox Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020

Outside Edge Theatre Company (OETC), the UK's only theatre company and participatory arts charity focused on addiction, has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Phil Fox Award for Playwriting. Selected from 350 entries, the award is named after OETC's founder who passed away in 2014.

Guest Blog: Liam McLaughlin On The Luke Westlake Scholarship For Working-class Actors Photo Guest Blog: Liam McLaughlin On The Luke Westlake Scholarship For Working-class Actors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020

The Luke Westlake Scholarship exists to support an actor who really needs that opportunity to get a foot into the already challenging industry. It focuses on helping those who are from working-class and low-income backgrounds and those who are usually forgotten about by our Government.

BWW Review: THE WRITER'S TOOLKIT by Paul Kalburgi, Nick Hern Books Photo BWW Review: THE WRITER'S TOOLKIT by Paul Kalburgi, Nick Hern Books
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 12, 2020

Practical guides for writers come a dime a dozen these days, but writer and producer Paul Kalburgi approaches the subject from a different path. As he taps into meditation and the ever-occurring battle with procrastination, he paints an honest and down-to-earth picture of the craft of scriptwriting and building a solid story.

Paul Harvard's GHBoy Will Make its World Premiere at Charing Cross Theatre Photo Paul Harvard's GHBoy Will Make its World Premiere at Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020

James Quaife Productions today announces the world première of Paul Harvard's debut play GHBoy - opening at the Charing Cross Theatre on 10 November 2020, with previews from 4 November, and runs until 28 November.

Book Review: DRAMA MENU AT A DISTANCE, Glyn Trefor-Jones Photo Book Review: DRAMA MENU AT A DISTANCE, Glyn Trefor-Jones
by Amy Hanson - Oct 6, 2020

Every drama teacher, youth theatre director or community arts worker knows the value of a good drama game.  Luckily, a new book from Glyn Trefor-Jones,  'Drama Menu At A Distance', published by Nick Hern Books, sets out to help those trying to keep lessons and rehearsals both active and safe in the era of social distancing.

BWW Interview: Georgia Christou and Lizzie Nunnery Talk Writing for Tonic Theatre's P Photo BWW Interview: Georgia Christou and Lizzie Nunnery Talk Writing for Tonic Theatre's Platform Project
by Maya Bowles - Oct 2, 2020

In 2015 Tonic Theatre launched the Platform project, in which they commissioned plays that put young women and their stories at the heart of the action, with mainly or entirely female casts. The two latest additions to the Platform series are 'Bright. Young. Things.' by Georgia Christou and 'Heavy Weather' by Lizzie Nunnery. We spoke to Georgia and Lizzie about what it was like to be part of the Platform project, and why they feel the project is so important.

The Luke Westlake Scholarship 2020 Opens For Submissions 
On 28th September Photo The Luke Westlake Scholarship 2020 Opens For Submissions On 28th September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020

The Luke Westlake Scholarship, formerly known as the JAM Scholarship, is an award designed to provide an actor with artistic and financial support worth over Β£3,000 in their final year and as they graduate from university or drama school, and begin to navigate their way into the industry.

BWW Review: BRIGHT. YOUNG. THINGS & HEAVY WEATHER, Nick Hern Books Photo BWW Review: BRIGHT. YOUNG. THINGS & HEAVY WEATHER, Nick Hern Books
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 30, 2020

Two new pieces of youth drama are available in the Nick Hern Books catalogue, in their Platform series in collaboration with Tonic Theatre: Georgia Christou's Bright. Young. Things. and Lizzie Nunnery's Heavy Weather. Uncommonly for the publisher, the two plays haven't yet received a full production, but any directorially inclined eye can spot their potential.

VIDEO: Company Three Celebrates Closure Of Coronavirus Time Capsule Photo VIDEO: Company Three Celebrates Closure Of Coronavirus Time Capsule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020

Company Three today announces and celebrates the closure of the Coronavirus Time Capsule, a creative digital record of an 18-week period in the lives of 3,225 young people from 215 youth theatre companies across 18 countries.

Igor Memic Wins Twelfth Annual Papatango New Writing Prize Photo Igor Memic Wins Twelfth Annual Papatango New Writing Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020

Papatango today announces that Igor Memic has won the 12th annual Papatango New Writing Prize for his debut full-length play, Old Bridge, from a record 1,504 entries.

Top London Arts Organisations Support New Virtual and Live AR Photo Top London Arts Organisations Support New Virtual and Live AR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020

London-based theatre company Part of the Main and the Virtual Collaborators Network have teamed up to launch the Virtual Collaborators Festival, a 2-week live and digital festival taking place over August 2020.

Maayanot Drama Society and Black Box PAC Presents Previously Postponed BLUE STOCKINGS Photo Maayanot Drama Society and Black Box PAC Presents Previously Postponed BLUE STOCKINGS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020

The intensely dedicated students of the Maayanot Drama Society - in partnership with Black Box Studios / Black Box Performing Arts Center - decided that nothing can come in the way of their hard work and dedication to their originally-slated-for-late-March production of Jessica Swale's play Blue Stockings, produced in special arrangement with Nick Hern Books

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