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Rehearsal blogs- How My Light is Spent

Kitty my hands have disappeared Pardon? Every Wednesday evening, Jimmy calls Kitty. For precisely nine minutes. At £1.20 a minute. Jimmy is 34, lives with…


Anonymity and your entry

Here’s why you need to make sure any identifying details DO NOT appear anywhere on your submission… On its launch in 2005 the Bruntwood Prize…


We chat with How My Light is Spent writer Alan Harris

It’s taken me a long time to write HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT. I’m talking years here; it’s has been a mixture of persistence and…


Seeing through the eyes of all your characters: Anna Jordan

I think it’s usual to see the world we create through the eyes of one or two of our characters. Stories tend to have one…


Anna Jordan on script readers: Make their hearts sing, not sink.

Script readers are the unsung heroes of playwriting competitions. Bruntwood has three phases of reading before the longlist of 100 plays is chosen. In 2015…


Lyndsey Turner- Writing Blind

In the sixth of her writing provocation, director and 2017 jury member Lyndsey Turner asks the writer to consider the unconscious. For all the different…


Lyndsey Turner- Activating an image

In the fifth of her new writing provocations, director and jury member Lyndsey Turner considers the visual. Sometimes, a single image might spark an idea…


The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting International Workshop- Delhi

Join us for the first of our three exciting international workshops on Saturday 8th April at 1.30pm BST with playwright and theatre director Abhishek Majumdar. As…