Playwriting Real-life, hosted by London Playwrights co-founder, Kimberley Andrews, will explore all the issues, dilemmas, and challenges emerging playwrights face in the world today. From finding time to write when you're super busy, to coping with rejection, to deciding whether you should pay to submit your work – no subject is off the table!
Interview with playwright Harry Cowper
41:25Playwriting Real-life is the podcast from London Playwrights!In this episode, we speak to Harry Cowper, whose latest play, Monumentum is on at the Bread & Roses Theatre this month. Harry shares his writing process and talks about how he got the play from page to stage!This episode also features Unsung, a monologue written and read by Judit Hollos. Get your tickets for Monumentum here: https://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/whats-on.html
Putting on a one-person show: interview with Errol McGlashan
1:00:53In this episode, Kimberley interviews Errol McGlashan about his show, Something to Take Off the Edge, which is currently being performed across the Camden Fringe and was also selected as part of the RSC's 37 Plays.Something to Take Off the Edge is a tragicomedy about cellmates Ezra and Terry flirting with heroin, chocolate Hobnobs and Shakespeare while serving long term prison sentences back in the 80’s. Themes of literacy, mental health, addiction, care and compassion.Book tickets here: https://camdenfringe.com/events/something-to-take-off-the-edge/
Interview with playwright Max Wilkinson
35:49We have our first podcast guest! In this episode, Kimberley talks to playwright Max Wilkinson about his new play, UNION, which is on at the Arcola this summer. Find out more about the play on the Arcola's website. Find out more about our next Playwriting Lab with Max Wilkinson which starts in September over on www.londonplaywrightsblog.com
Should you bother writing plays in these difficult times?
21:49In the aftermath of Covid and the current cost of living crisis, it's a difficult time for theatre - and everyone else. Is it worth writing plays when there are fewer opportunities around for new writers to get their work seen, let alone earn a living from it? Head to www.londonplaywrightsblog.com to find out how you can support new writing!