Come here to read about our Monday events, competitions, announcements, and other opportunities in the London theatre community. 

December 28, 2019

Player Playwrights returns with a new programme of new plays and events on Monday 13 January.

It kicks off with FLANAGAN, a contentious new drama from Terry Sanderson.

“Father Kevin Flanagan is an Irish priest of the old school, not a great fan of theology, with a faith...

December 13, 2019

2019 was a vintage year for excellent new drama at Player Playwrights and, as is traditional, the group's annual Christmas party was the scene for our annual awards.

Our co presidents, writing legends Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran were on hand to deliver the awards to...

December 4, 2019

Monday 9 December, 7.30pm - Awards ceremony and Xmas party

The Player Playwrights Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony.

Our autumn season of new play readings and events ends with our annual Xmas party and awards ceremony where we recognise the best work debuted at PP as...

November 27, 2019

Monday 2 December, 7.30pm

Works in Progress

A new idea for Players Playwrights: a chance for some of our Members to try out excerpts from their latest Works in Progress in front of discerning audience. A fascinating insight into the workings of the playwriting mind. Come...

November 19, 2019

GERMKILLERS IN AMERICA is the first installment of two, 45 minute radio dramas, based on the almost forgotten, true story of the Oxford scientists Norman Heatley and Howard Florey (pictured), and their team.who struggled to develop Penicillin in England, during the dar...

November 17, 2019

This coming Monday, 18 November, we hold the Players Playwrights' Annual General Meeting (AGM) at our usual venue upstairs at the North London Tavern.

All Members are very welcome to attend and take part. We are always looking for Members who would like to play a more a...

November 13, 2019

Congratulation to Meryl Walker and Phil Mison who came first and second, respectively, in our latest short play contest, History As It Wasn't.

The contest pitch was simple but intriguing: what if history took a different turn at some crucial moment in time, and our Memb...

November 5, 2019

Player Playwrights competition: History as it Wasn’t

Short original plays from our Members about how history might have turned out if a slightly different turn had been taken. 

What if, say, Charles II had won the English civil war, or the plotters succeeded in killing H...

October 29, 2019

Stella returns to visit the husband and children she walked out on many years ago.

Her visit exposes a monstrous fiction, her past challenging the assumptions and perceptions of the present and changing forever the lives of the family.

With it’s own dark imagery, poetry...

October 22, 2019

The Quarrel by Jane Weymouth

Janice has always had a conflicted relationship with her mother. In adulthood this reaches breaking point.

Then her mother regresses into the second childhood of old age.

How will Janice cope?

Jane Weymouth was educated at Roedean and has a deg...

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