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February 11, 2022

The 2021 Women’s Prize for Playwriting: Meet the Finalists

Get to know the eight Finalists of the 2021 Women’s Prize for Playwriting, of which Concord Theatricals is a proud sponsor.
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November 26, 2021

Celebrating 25 Years of the Alfred Fagon Award

To celebrate the extraordinary work that that has been championed by the Alfred Fagon Award over the years, we caught up with some of our authors to hear about what being affiliated with the Award means to them and why it matters in the industry today.
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November 22, 2021

Lisa Carroll on writing Cuckoo

Lisa Carroll discusses how she approached exploring themes of teenage identity and cruelty in her play Cuckoo.
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November 18, 2021

The Possibilities of Theatre: Esther Freud on writing Stitchers

Playwright and author Esther Freud discusses the creative inspiration behind her play Stitchers, which follows the story of Lady Anne Tree as she introduces needlecraft classes to prisoners.
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September 7, 2021

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Rachel Wagstaff and Richard Taylor on Flowers for Mrs Harris

Rachel Wagstaff and Richard Taylor discuss adapting Paul Gallico’s novel for the stage.
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May 25, 2021

Inspired by Life: An interview with Taz Skylar and Ross Berkeley Simpson, writers of Warheads

Tarek ‘Taz’ Skylar and Ross Berkeley Simpson discuss working together on Warheads, a striking show based on the lasting impact of war on those who return from it and try to assimilate back into the day-to-day.
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Featured image for “Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary on Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical”
April 19, 2021

Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary on Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical

With Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ now available to license, we caught up with the authors about the new musical and its timeless appeal.
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November 25, 2020

Writing from the heart: Q&A with playwright James McDermott

Discover the inspiration behind writer James McDermott’s Time and Tide and Rubber Ring and what he hopes audiences gain from experiencing his work.
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November 6, 2020

Adapting The Boy Who Kicked Pigs: A Q&A with Kill The Beast

We talk to Kill The Beast about their adaptation of Tom Barker’s The Boy Who Kicked Pigs – a brilliantly dark and funny story of a very naughty kid whose tricks quickly spiral out of control and lead to his comeuppance.
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November 3, 2020

Bringing The Girl on the Train to the Stage: Q&A with Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel

From a best-selling novel to Hollywood, and then to the theatre, The Girl on the Train has lived many lives.Discover how Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel adapted this fantastic drama for the stage.
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September 10, 2020

Women’s Prize for Playwriting: Meet the Finalists

Get to know the eight finalists for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Playwriting, proudly sponsored by Concord Theatricals.
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July 22, 2020

Exploring Family Dynamics: Max Dickins on Kin

Playwright Max Dickins gives an insight into the inspiration behind Kin – a wonderful play about the varied nature of family relationships.
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July 17, 2020

100 Years of Dublin History: Lee Coffey on In Our Veins

Dublin-based playwright Lee Coffey turned to the remarkable, challenging history of his hometown for his play In Our Veins, which premiered at the Abbey Theatre last year.
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June 30, 2020

Funny Moments from Plays

Take a moment to laugh at a selection of just some of the funniest lines in our plays!
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Featured image for “David Almond on Writing for Young People”
June 22, 2020

David Almond on Writing for Young People

Explore the inspiration behind David Almond’s Skellig, Heaven Eyes, The Savage and My Dad’s a Birdman, and find out how they were adapted from page to stage.
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May 28, 2020

Q&A with Eamonn O’Dwyer and Helen Watts

Discover more about the writer and composer team behind musicals such as Mrs Beeton Says… and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
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Featured image for “Miss Littlewood: Q&A with playwright and composer Sam Kenyon”
May 13, 2020

Miss Littlewood: Q&A with playwright and composer Sam Kenyon

Find out more about the Miss Littlewood, written and composed by Sam Kenyon!
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May 5, 2020

Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney on My Left Nut

Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney discuss writing My Left Nut and The Alternative.
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April 23, 2020

Musicals With Great Female Roles

Explore our collection of brilliant shows featuring strong female voices!
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April 15, 2020

Spun: Q&A with playwright Rabiah Hussain

Author Rabiah Hussain shares the inspiration behind Spun, a story the evolution of a friendship, and also offers a few tips to those wanting to stage it!
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April 2, 2020

Plays and Musicals Inspired by Children’s Books

Celebrating brilliant children’s books that have been adapted for the stage!
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February 28, 2020

COOKIES: Q&A with playwright Emily Jenkins

Playwright Emily Jenkins discusses working with students to create COOKIES and gives advice for anyone wanting to license the play too.
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February 17, 2020

3Women: a Q&A with Katy Brand

Comedian, author, actor and playwright Katy Brand talks about her debut play.
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February 17, 2020

Little Miss Burden: Q&A with Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini

Writer Matilda Ibini chats to us about bringing her own poignant and incredibly funny story to life on stage.
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Featured image for “Emma Reeves on adapting The Worst Witch for the stage”
February 13, 2020

Emma Reeves on adapting The Worst Witch for the stage

Emma Reeves discusses her process of adapting Jill Murphy’s Worst Witch books for the stage.
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January 29, 2020

Celebrating Chekhov: Seven Plays to Perform

From the incredibly funny, to the slightly dark, there’s a Chekhov play for any occasion.
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December 16, 2019

Positively Noël: Six Great Noël Coward Shows to Perform

A few highlights of Noël Coward plays that would make a great addition to your theatre season.
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December 13, 2019

Alternative Austen: New Adaptations and Fresh Versions of Jane Austen Classics

We bring together refreshed versions of Jane Austen classics and new writing inspired by her work.
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December 6, 2019

Seven Facts You Might Not Know About Peter Pan

Discover seven magical facts about Peter Pan.
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Featured image for “On playing Amélie: a Q&A with Audrey Brisson”
November 26, 2019

On playing Amélie: a Q&A with Audrey Brisson

Actor Audrey Brisson on bringing Amélie to life on stage.
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November 19, 2019

10 Festive Plays To Read This Season

Ten plays guaranteed to put you in a festive mood.
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October 10, 2019

Playwright Interview: Bill Rosenfield

“If the play is played for truth, then humour, humanity and the emotional honesty of the characters will come through.“ Bill Rosenfield shares an insight into writing 46 Beacon.
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