Vivienne Franzmann

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
Review: The Snow Queen (Bristol Old Vic)
Lee Lyford directs this new version of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale
Matt Trueman: do playwriting competitions sacrifice process for the sake of results?
With the Bruntwood Prize announced tomorrow, Matt Trueman asks how beneficial playwriting compeitions really are
Entries open for tenth Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
The £40,000 prize will be judged by a panel chaired by Nicholas Hytner
Theatre Uncut (The Kings Arms, Salford)
By David Cunningham
A mixed bag with some pieces proving to be more successful than others.
Nicholas Hytner chairs panel for 2015 Bruntwood Prize
By Nicole Goldstein
Next year marks the tenth anniversary of the playwriting competition
Pests (Royal Court)
By Alison Goldie
Vivienne Franzmann's new play is a searing account of two sisters in a desperate situation
Pests (Manchester)
By Elise Gallagher
Pests may be grim, but it's also raw and gut wrenching, says Elise Gallagher
Simon Stephens, Andrew Scott and Russell Tovey return to Royal Court next year
Rock stars and footballers will be in the spotlight of Vicky Featherstone's newly announced season