Bruntwood Prize

Julie Hesmondhalgh to star in new Bruntwood play
The award-winning actress returns to the Royal Exchange following her performance in WIT last year
Winner of the 2017 Bruntwood Prize announced
This year's successful play and Judges' Prize winners have been announced
Has British theatre become too dependent on playwriting competitions?
Matt Trueman looks at the rise of the playwriting competition and whether we are losing something by focusing on prizes
Shortlist announced for 2017 Bruntwood Prize
The ten scripts will be whittled down to four and announced at a ceremony at the Royal Exchange next month
Review: Parliament Square (Royal Exchange)
By Mandy Martinez
James Fritz's new play won a Bruntwood Prize Judges Award in 2015
Russell T Davies: 'I want to write a play in the next five years'
The Doctor Who TV writer has just been announced as one of the judges for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
90 Seconds With: Bird director Rachel O'Riordan
We spoke to the director of the world premiere of a new play at Sherman Theatre
5 minutes with: Anna Jordan - 'Theatre feels like home to me'
Playwright Anna Jordan chats to us about winning the Bruntwood Prize, how it changed her career and working at the Royal Exchange
Sarah Frankcom: 'Manchester has always had a bloody swagger about it'
Manchester Royal Exchange artistic director Sarah Frankcom talks about the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and running the theatre
Top 5 theatre openings this week: 18 - 24 January
From the Churchill in Bromley to the Lyceum in Edinburgh, we pick our top five openings of the week