London Playwrights Festival 2021
The London Playwrights Festival 2021 is a celebration of new writing in London and beyond! The festival will feature play readings from exciting new writers who we have been working with through our development programmes over the last year, along with Q&A's, networking opportunities for playwrights, and digital events.
London Playwrights Festival 2021
The London Playwrights Festival 2021 takes place at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre from December 6th - 11th.
We'll be showcasing the work of ten exciting new writing voices in one action packed week this December! The selected writers were chosen through our 2020 submission opportunities and we've been busy supporting them in developing their plays over the past year - the result is ten pieces of vibrant, bold, and brilliant new work.
The Festival Line-Up
Watching a Whale Fall by Ayse Evans
Rewild by Gemma Lawrence
Lee by Sally Reichardt
Hot Mess by Claire Seeber
Mum by Emma Dawson
The Kaki Bandit by Toby McShane
All Work No Play by Scott Younger
Mac& Beth Holdings by Sally Wilden
Pulse by Julie Tsang
Bass by Roli Okorodudu
About London Playwrights:
London Playwrights’ Blog began back in 2013 as a resource for emerging playwrights. Our aim was (and still is!) to bring together the latest opportunities, best resources, and good advice in one place. Since then, we’ve expanded our work to offer workshops, development opportunities, and events to support new writers in developing their work. We believe playwriting is for absolutely everyone who wants to join in! We’re always striving to be more accessible and to help create a level playing field for a diverse range of writers. From workshops, to courses, to blog posts from emerging writers, to opportunities and mentoring…we hope you find find our work inspiring and instrumental in developing your craft as a playwright.
London Playwrights - Festival Producers:
Kimberley Andrews (Co-Founder & Director)
Kimberley is a playwright and dramaturg. She has had work produced at the Birmingham Rep and has developed work with Wolverhampton University, All the Rage Theatre, Luton Culture, and RADA, as well as participating in writers’ programmes at the Manchester Royal Exchange the BBC . She has also written and produced comedy sketch shows on the London Fringe. As a dramaturg, she has worked on short films for BBC ideas, tutored playwriting MA students at RADA, and works as a freelance script consultant. As well as managing the organisational side of London Playwrights’ Workshop, Kimberley focuses on Writer Development, creating content and resources for emerging writers, and leading workshops. Website: kimberleyandrews.info
Emily Glaze (Literary Associate)
Emily is a writer, actor and dramaturg. On a placement at Centre College in the United States she specialised in creative writing and directing, before going on to write and perform a short titled, Fembots, at Rose Bruford’s The Rose Theatre in January 2018. After graduating from Rose Bruford College she went on to study Drama Writing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She was one of the winners of the Popelei Seed Commission 2020, a project on Women in Lockdown, which features an extract from her stage play, Mute. She has a writer membership with The New Works Playhouse and is currently developing work for digital production.
George Bailey (Literary Projects Manager)
Georgie is a playwright, poet, dramaturg and producer. He is an alumnus of Soho Theatre, HighTide Theatre and Papatango’s respective writer development schemes as well as a graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s MA Dramatic Writing. Georgie is the Artistic Director of award-winning multi-arts company ChewBoy Productions who are an associate company of the Lion and Unicorn Theatre and Living Records Festival. Additionally, Georgie facilitates creative writing projects for people of all ages, backgrounds and needs and has worked in digital management for venues such as Chichester Festival Theatre. He is currently on attachment to the Oxford Playhouse Playmaker scheme and Broken Silence Theatre’s Playwright’s Hive.