Playwrights' Competition Calendar

02/02/2012

“Get on a Train”

Filed under: Random Musings — Gina @ 12:42

There’s a great blog on the Guardian website by Lyn Gardner called “Should new plays in London be worth more than regional premieres?” that I recommend you read. It’s about the London bias – new plays and playwrights don’t seem to get any attention until they arrive in London.

A short extract:

“Suzanne Bell, literary manager and dramaturg at Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, who is heading to the Royal Exchange in Manchester next month, pointed out there is something odd about the way a new piece of work shown in the regions may get an audience of 7,000 but only one review, while the same play in London at the Royal Court Upstairs would get at most an audience of 2,000, but extensive coverage and attention. ”

A very interesting read.

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