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UK Tour Announced for LAVA starring Kacey Ainsworth

We are delighted to announce that LAVA will be touring in Spring 2022 after being postponed due to pandemic. The play will open at Soho Theatre in London before touring nationally. “James Fritz’s work is current wit…

Angharad to depart for New Perspectives

After 15 years Angharad Jones (Co- founder and Joint Artistic director) is to step down from Fifth Word to take up a new position as Artistic Director of New Perspectives. Back in 2006, we (Laura and Angharad) sat…

New Adaptation of We Need New Names

Mufaro Makubika to write a new play for the stage based on Booker prize shortlisted novel WE NEED NEW NAMES by NoViolet Bulawayo In the midst of an exhausting year- we’re delighted to share some good news: NoViolet B…

LAVA - Full Casting Announced!

We're thrilled to announce full casting for our UK tour of LAVA by award winning writer James Fritz. Kacey Ainsworth, Dan Parr, Safiyya Ingar and Fred Fergus make up our cast in this moving and humorous four-hander set…

Meet our writers!

Fifth Word are delighted to announce two new collaborations with east midlands- writers Mufaro Makubika and Sophie Ellerby. Both Sophie and Mufaro are fast rising writers who we believe will be part of the next mighty…

New Associates at Oxford Playhouse

Fifth Word are thrilled to announce that we are new associate artists at Oxford Playhouse! Over the next 12 months, we’ll be getting under the skin of all things oxford playhouse - building meaningful relationships w…

This Is Normanton project website

Over the last two years Fifth Word has been running an exciting Community project entitled ‘This is Normanton’ in partnership with Derby Museums and supported by Derby City Local Studies & Family History Library. This pro…

Interview with LAVA actress - Emma Pallant

Just before LAVA rehearsals moved to Nottingham Playhouse, we spoke to Nottingham born actress Emma Pallant who plays Vicky. Vicky is mum to Vin, a young man who stopped speaking after an asteroid devastates London. …

Behind the scenes of LAVA

Rehearsals kicked off in London but for the last few weeks of rehearsals we’ve been based back at camp in the Neville Studio at Nottingham Playhouse. LAVA has been created and designed specifically with the P…