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"Robbie" play chosen by LAMDA student November 17, 2018
"Robbie" a play about family members being reluctant to look after an orphaned disabled child, has been chosen by a student at LAMDA in London to pe... [MORE]

"Heretic" written in U.S., performed in Australia & published in UK September 06, 2018
Richard Zinober is an American lecturer in Drama Studies lving in Minnesota.  His recent four hander one-act play, "Heretic",  revolves ar... [MORE]

Medstead to perform "Appletastic" September 06, 2018
Medstead drama group are going to perform Colin Barrow's new comic thriller "Appletastic" on 23rd & 24th November in their local village hall. ... [MORE]

My Fathers House for LAMDA book ? July 30, 2018
The prestigious London drama academy, LAMDA, regularly put out a book of monologues, duologues, etc for students to learn for drama examinations and... [MORE]

My Best Trifle Dish for Antrim comp April 17, 2018
The Young Farmers Club from Lisnamurrican, Ballymena are hoping for success by performing Colin Barrow's bawdy comedy (including a nude pose) in the... [MORE]

"Sisterhood" for festivals by Sinodun Players, Wallingford March 27, 2018
Natalie Davies is taking "Sisterhood," by Lyn House, which is a small-cast play about two sisters who fell out in the past over the same man,  ... [MORE]

"Spideriffic" success in Scotland January 23, 2018
Bob Mclure from Langholm ADS in Dumfries reports that Lyndon House's comedy "Spideriffic" went down well with audiences and "Will be hard to beat."&... [MORE]

"SPIDERIFFIC" booked by Langholm AO&D for November 2017 May 23, 2017
Langholm Amateur Opera & Dramatic Society in beautiful Dumfries & Galloway are pleased to announce that they will be performing  "SPIDE... [MORE]

"One Without Shame" March 01, 2017
Jim Brockbank's play about a young soldier being forced to join a line of other soldiers to shoot a comrade is being performed by Scott Schofield an... [MORE]

World premier for "Spideriffic" February 08, 2017
Lyndon House's great new comedy "SPIDERIFFIC" is to be performed by Woodlands Drama Group on Friday 12th May 2017 at the Congress theatre, Gwent Squ... [MORE]

Everyone's a playwright! January 17, 2017
Lots of people are convinced that they are playwrights, as witnessed by the number on the website at where there are presentl... [MORE]

Trade Secret No 6 December 10, 2016
Publishers Criterion No 6 Is the play offering something fresh rather than expressing an idea that is past its time?  Does it suggest an orig... [MORE]

Trade Secret No 5 November 14, 2016
Publishers Criterion No 5 Is the main theme clear and well developed through the resolution of the conflict?  Will this theme or “mean... [MORE]

Trade Secret No 4 November 13, 2016
Publishers Criterion No 4 Does the drama move forward from the situation? Goal: the purpose of the characters endeavours to restore balance, attai... [MORE]

Trade Secret No 3 November 12, 2016
Publishers Criterion No 3 Is it a conflict we care about, or can be made to care about? Conflict: a clash between forces, characters or aspects of... [MORE]

Trade Secret No 2 October 10, 2016
Publishers Criterion No 2 Does the heroine/hero of the play face powerful obstacles? Is there a clear antagonist? Obstacle: an object, condi... [MORE]

Trade Secret No 1 October 09, 2016
Publishers Criterion No 1 Is it clear whose story this is and what journey they take over the course of the play?  Do we see his/her problem f... [MORE]

"Watchers" by David Pollard May 06, 2016
David Pollard's gripping new play, "Watchers" shows an ex government minister who is "on the take" being secretly observed by a team from a national... [MORE]

Teme Valley YFC World Premier January 30, 2016
All around Britain Young Farmers Clubs compete against each other in different events and the winners from each area then compete against the winner... [MORE]

"Percy" on Youtube November 13, 2015
Excerpts from Jef Pirie's award-winning comedy "Percy" can now be seen on Youtube by searching for "I'd like to believe in angels." ... [MORE]

"Ticking" done by Youth Group November 08, 2015
Tony Breeze's one-act play, "Ticking" about nuclear survivors living underground and finding a sign that there is still life going on above - an old... [MORE]

What big publishers tell playwrights October 03, 2015
Imagine you've written a play and think its worthy of publication and when you send it to a well-known publisher this is the response you get: "If ... [MORE]

More new plays in top theatres February 04, 2015
BBC arts reporter, Ian Youngs, has done some research and says: The number of new plays  rose between 2009 and 2014, particularly at the best-... [MORE]

Books for playwrights January 10, 2015
Anyone seriously considering trying to write a play or improving their writing would be well advised to beg, borrow or purloin either of the followi... [MORE]

"Examination" staged in Stoke UK January 09, 2015
Tony Breeze's play, "Examination" about the life-threatening stresses caused by having to sit exams, was staged in a one-act competition by Michael ... [MORE]

"Dress Rehearsal" comedy for Newquay January 08, 2015
NEWQUAY DRAMA SOCIETY  performed Charles Stott's brilliant new comedy "Dress Rehearsal" in their summer season at The Lane Theatre, Newquay, ev... [MORE]

Christine Woolf's play sells in Ontario January 04, 2015
Christine Woolf's play, "A Fall of Snow," about a group of Victorian coach travellers trapped in a snow storm in Cornwall is being considered by stu... [MORE]

Crossing the Line considered in Oslo January 03, 2015
"Crossing the Line, " a one-act play about the conflict between two artists by Dr Chris Joby, has been found on our website and is currently being c... [MORE]

"Diaghilev's Bag" for Nidderdale One-Act Festival January 02, 2015
Woodlands Drama Group from Harrogate performed 'Diaghilev's Bag,'  a searing one-act drama by Tony Breeze about a suicide on a trainline, at th... [MORE]

"Wasps" booked for Long Bennington December 17, 2014
Tony Breeze's play "Wasps" which has an all-female cast and shows the first day at work for a young female traffic warden, was performed By Long Ben... [MORE]

World premiere of "Crossing the Line" October 07, 2011
Dr Chris JOBY'S one-act play "Crossing the Line," about a conceptual clash between two abstract artists, was given its first performance on 30th Sep... [MORE]

"Below Stage" world premiere January 29, 2011
Christine Woolf's new comedy "Below Stage" (4f & 4m) about the hilarious goings-on amongst the actors behind the scenes of "Pride & Prejudic... [MORE]

Handheld Readings Idea June 27, 2010
Great thinkers say that each of us should try to leave a mark on life by setting something up for future generations ... well here's my suggestion .... [MORE]

Durham Young Farmers take "Zoo" to next round March 18, 2010
The British Federation of Young Farmers groups have a competition each year to encourage participation  ... one year the subject is musicals, the... [MORE]

Script bought by student in Tasmania June 18, 2009
"Diaghilev's Bag" a searing drama about police officers coping with a suicide on a railway line, by Tony Breeze, was found on our sister site and is... [MORE]

Danny Boy in Gloucester Competition May 10, 2009
Tony Breeze's one act play, "Danny Boy" was performed by the Cotswold Players from Stroud in the Gloucestershire One Act Play Festival in July/Augus... [MORE]

"Robbie" play chosen by LAMDA student
A student currently studying Drama at LAMDA in London has chosen "Robbie" to perform in an internal acting exam. ... [MORE]