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Nick Hern books Winter Sale!

10am, Wednesday 27 November – 10am, Thursday 28 November From now until 10:00 GMT on Thursday 28 November, all NHB-published titles* are available at HALF…


Michael Oglesby CBE DL

It is with great sadness that we received the news this morning that founder of The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Michael Oglesby has passed away….


A personal reflection – Sarah Frankcom remembers Michael Oglesby

I met Mike on my very first day working at the Royal Exchange. Bruntwood were sponsoring a New Play for the first time and he…


Kimber Lee wins the Bruntwood Prize International Award!

American writer Kimber Lee’s untitled f*ck miss sa*gon play (srsly this is not the title) scooped the International Award, a newly introduced category for the…


Phoebe Eclair-Powell wins the 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting!

Phoebe Eclair-Powell’s play SHED : EXPLODED VIEW has been named the overall winner of the 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting during a ceremony at the…


2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwrighting Winners

As well as Phoebe Eclair Powell and Kimber Lee’s wins, also announced at the Bruntwood Prize Award ceremony were the winners of three further Prize…


REPOST: A provocation- Tori Sampson

REPOST: Tori Sampson wrote this provocation as part of our 2018 blog series on who writes for theatre, and the stories we tell.  I was…


A letter to everyone who has entered the 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

We are astonished to have received 2,561 entries to this year’s Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting – our biggest number of submissions ever! Over the last…