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About Fifth Word

Fifth Word directors Laura Ford and Angharad Jones

Based in the East Midlands, we are a leading new writing company dedicated to discovering, championing, developing and producing the most exciting playwrights of today.

Founded in 2007, we work with emerging and established playwrights to create urgent, critically-acclaimed new plays which we tour nationally; and we deliver in-depth local community projects which empower communities to create their own work and tell their own stories.

We tell vital stories that connect particularly with younger audiences aged 14-25 and with under-represented communities.

"Winning the Encouragement Award for developing new writing, from the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain, gave Fifth Word national recognition. Its nurturing of this play is exemplary"

- The Stage

The First Four Words of any Play will be Act One, Scene One. It is the Fifth Word that marks the beginning of something new

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