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TakeTen: Chesil Theatre New Writing Festival.

Chesil Theatre Winchester has launched a new writing competition and is welcoming entries to its TakeTen Chesil Theatre New Writing Festival. Full details are available from the Chesil Theatre Website HERE or email Also see the Chesil Theatre Press Release HERE. The simple formula is: plays should have a running time of 10 minutes, require one [...]

Nick Hern: applications now open for online amateur productions

Nick Hern are delighted to announce they are inviting applications to license Nick Hern Books plays for amateur online performance. Whether you’re looking to share a play you’ve always been passionate about or want to test a show you’ve had your eye on for a future fully staged production, or you want to try something [...]

Coronavirus Community Support Fund – open from 22 May 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund confirms that the Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications at 10am on Friday 22nd May. This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England. The Fund has two key objectives: To increase community support [...]

DCMS Entertainment and Events Working Group

Sent 21 May 2020 Dear SOLT and UK Theatre Members, Please see below our press release in response to the latest announcement from DCMS in regards to the theatre sector. The working groups will all have had their first meeting by the end of this week and we look forward to updating members on their [...]

The Art of Coarse Acting read by Mike Green

Many LTG Theatres will have staged Coarse Acting events and remember Mike Green with fondness and much hilarity. Christine Green, wife of the late Michael Green, contacted the LTG to let us know that two years before he died, Mike recorded his book the comic classic “The Art of Coarse Acting” and even better, it [...]