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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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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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Dymphna Callery: we need a more playful approach to staging playsJerusalem


Dymphna Callery’s Through the Body: A practical guide to physical theatre is beloved of a generation of drama students. But have we ghetto-ised ‘physical theatre’ in an unhelpful way? In her new book published today, The Active Text, she looks at how physical theatre techniques can be used to unlock scripted plays, and inject new […]

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