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King Charles III wins Best New Play at Olivier Awards 2015

NHB plays and authors triumphed across a number of categories at Sunday's Olivier Awards, with Mike Bartlett winning in two categories

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3 Winters

Tena Štivičić wins Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for 3 Winters

Tena Štivičić wins annual award for female playwrights for her portrait of an eclectic family, held together by the courage to survive.

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Helen Edmundson and debbie tucker green receive Windham Campbell Prizes

Nick Hern Books playwrights each receive awards worth $150,000

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Year of the Fat Knight

Year of the Fat Knight by Antony Sher to be BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

Antony Sher's account of researching, preparing for and giving his recent award-winning performance as Falstaff to be serialised from 4 May

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Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus

Actions app - now on sale at special launch price

Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus, the first app designed for use in the rehearsal room and based on the bestselling book, is now available for iOS devices at the special launch price of £4.99

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‘Leave me my name': Richard Eyre on the importance of Arthur MillerJerusalem


Richard Eyre directed the first Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. With several major productions of Miller’s work opening in this, his centenary year, it’s a time to reflect on why plays such as Death of a Salesman, A View from the Bridge and The Crucible speak so urgently to us today. Here, in […]

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John Hollingworth on writing – and rewriting – his first play, MultitudesJerusalem


When actor John Hollingworth started writing his first full-length play, he had little idea it would take so long to reach the stage. No bad thing, though, when the result is Multitudes, currently at the Tricycle Theatre – and ‘as urgent and immediate as the morning headlines’ (Guardian). How did he do it? In this interview, […]

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West End Producer: ‘Traditions and superstitions’Jerusalem


Though they’re perfectly sensible, sane and rational in every other possible way, theatre folk are a rather superstitious lot. So to mark this Friday 13th, theatre impresario and masked Twitter phenomenon West End Producer – who was himself born onstage during a performance of Titus Andronicus - delves into the murky, sometimes confusing world of […]

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