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23/10/02
Soho Supports New Writing
- Festival fun for aspiring dramatists

SOHO THEATRE WRITERS' third biennial festival kicks off November 4 with the announcement of the Verity Bargate new writing award winner. The festival runs until November 23 and includes over forty events for film, television and radio as well as theatre.

The festival rivals the Royal Court's 'Imprint' festival currently celebrating new writing with an array of performances, readings and workshops. But whereas the Court focuses on its own productions, Soho welcomes experimental companies such as the Red Room, Shared Experience, Tamasha Theatre Company, Paines Plough and Told By An Idiot and features devised, as well as text based, theatre.

Soho will also be lending the stage to non-British writers. The Caird Company present readings of works by French, Canadian, Swedish, Norwegian and American writers and many of Soho's performed playwrights are from outside the UK. The festival marks Soho's coming of age as a 30 year-old writers' centre.



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