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Orca

Orca by Matt Grinter wins Papatango New Writing Prize

Playwright wins publication by NHB, full production at Southwark Playhouse, and £6000 commission for a second play

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Introducing our Edinburgh Fringe 2016 line-up...

NHB to publish nine plays at this year's Festival, which kicks off 5 August

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Brutus and Other Heroines

New book by Harriet Walter on playing Shakespeare's roles for women

Brutus and Other Heroines is due out on 27 October

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James Tait Black Prize for Drama nomination for hang

debbie tucker green's play makes the three play shortlist in the theatre category at Britain’s oldest literary awards

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‘One of the greatest ever collaborators’: Enda Walsh on working with David BowieJerusalem


Now playing in London following its premiere in New York last year, new musical Lazarus marks a unique collaboration between the playwright Enda Walsh and legendary singer and songwriter David Bowie – featuring many of the latter’s most famous songs. Though nobody realised at the time, the production turned out to be one of Bowie’s … Continue reading ‘One of the greatest ever collaborators’: Enda Walsh on working with David Bowie

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Harriet Walter on playing Shakespeare’s great rolesJerusalem


In her new book Brutus and Other Heroines: Playing Shakespeare’s Roles for Women, acclaimed actor Harriet Walter looks back at her experiences of playing many of Shakespeare’s most famous roles – both female and male – across her varied and distinguished career. Her perceptive and intimate accounts illustrate each play as a whole, and provide … Continue reading Harriet Walter on playing Shakespeare’s great roles

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Amateur theatre: A vital contribution to UK theatreJerusalem


Earlier this month, a large group of academics, writers, theatre-makers and individuals passionate about amateur theatre gathered at Royal Holloway University in London. They were there to discuss the findings of a 3-year-long research project into amateur theatre, Reflecting on Amateur Theatre Research, led by Royal Holloway and the Universities of Warwick and Exeter. Our own … Continue reading Amateur theatre: A vital contribution to UK theatre

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