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Lynn Nottage's play Sweat wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

The Brooklyn-born playwright is the first female writer to win the Prize twice

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Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2017 opens for entries

Europe’s largest playwriting competition is now accepting submissions until 5 June

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Escaped Alone Fleabag: The Original Play

Escaped Alone wins Best Play at Writers' Guild Awards 2017

Caryl Churchill's Royal Court play takes home the prize, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag named Best TV Situation Comedy

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Plays from VAULT 2

Line-up announced for second VAULT Festival anthology

We're excited to reveal the five plays we've selected for publication in Plays from VAULT 2, out 9 February

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Eight NHB plays shortlisted at Manchester Theatre Awards

Katherine Soper's Bruntwood Prize-winning play Wish List leads the way with four nominations

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Releasing your authentic voice: top voice coach Jeannette Nelson on working with actors at the National TheatreJerusalem


Actors working in the theatre today face many challenges: how do you keep your voice sounding fresh and vital, day after day? How do you manage to sound natural in performance while still being audible? How do you adapt to working with radio mics? Jeannette Nelson, Head of Voice at the National Theatre, explains how … Continue reading Releasing your authentic voice: top voice coach Jeannette Nelson on working with actors at the National Theatre

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‘The mistake is to pretend you have all the answers’: Richard Eyre on what makes a good theatre directorJerusalem


What makes a good theatre director? How do you learn to be one? What do you do on the first day of rehearsals? Sir Richard Eyre reflects on the director’s elusive craft in his foreword to a new book, Drama Games for Actors by Thomasina Unsworth… Most of us have an indecent curiosity about what … Continue reading ‘The mistake is to pretend you have all the answers’: Richard Eyre on what makes a good theatre director

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‘It’s such a joyous play’: four leading actors on playing Shakespeare’s great rolesJerusalem


For his new book Shakespeare On Stage: Volume 2, experienced actor Julian Curry – who himself has appeared in twenty-one of Shakespeare’s plays – spoke to twelve leading colleagues about their experience of participating in landmark Shakespearean productions, each recreating in detail their memorable performance in a major role. Here, read some extracts from the … Continue reading ‘It’s such a joyous play’: four leading actors on playing Shakespeare’s great roles

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