Playwriting Competition Winner Announced

After 102 entries from across the East Midlands, The Fifth Word Award for Most Promising Playwright in partnership with Nottingham Playhouse has been decided, and we are delighted to announce Toby Campion as the winner.…

And the winners are...

WRECK by Toby Campion. Runner up: STILL HERE by Ryan Leder. Congratulations to you both!

Important announcement!

Most promising playwright winner and runners up to be announced this Thursday 10th September. Watch this space for more information.

An Award for Most Promising Playwright

We are thrilled to announce that our new playwriting competition in partnership with Nottingham Playhouse is opening April 2015! This is a unique partnership between one of the regions leading producing theatres and new…

Let’s talk about women…

Fifth Word think about The Stage's “Leading theatres commit to gender equality measures” In December last year we were in our first production meeting with our new show Amateur Girl. The coffees were being poured and the…

An interview with Amanda Whittington

It’s quite unusual to have two plays by one writer staged at the same theatre simultaneously, yet Amanda Whittington is taking Nottingham Playhouse by storm. On the main stage is My Judy Garland Life, an…

Rehearsals underway for Amateur Girl!

Rehearsals are now in full swing for our new show Amateur Girl and our rehearsal room at Nottingham Playhouse is a hive of activity. Today we are finishing off our technical rehearsals and our team are busy doing what…

Call Out for Young Actors

Fifth Word Theatre and Film City productions will be holding open auditions for young actors to take part in 2 short films to be shot in Derby between August - September 2014. The short films Pride and Tell Me (working…