Jane Upton on All The Little Lights

In January 2014, Fifth Word commissioned me to write a play. Any play. About anything I wanted. The only stipulations were that it had to suit their company ethos, and it had to be less than 70 minutes. We discussed a…

We are new associate artists at Nottingham Playhouse!

Nottingham Playhouse have invited us into their building as we become their associate company! We are delighted to be based in our lovely new office at Nottingham Playhouse and are excited to work alongside Nottingham…

Rehearsals Underway for All the Little Lights…

Rehearsals are now in full swing for our new show ‘All the little lights’ by Jane Upton. We have just one week left to go before the first preview at Fifth Word’s new home, Nottingham Playhouse. All the little lights was c…

Playwriting Competition Winner Announced

After 102 entries from across the East Midlands, The Fifth Word Award for Most Promising Playwright in partnership with Nottingham Playhouse has been decided, and we are delighted to announce Toby Campion as the winner.…

And the winners are...

WRECK by Toby Campion. Runner up: STILL HERE by Ryan Leder. Congratulations to you both!

Important announcement!

Most promising playwright winner and runners up to be announced this Thursday 10th September. Watch this space for more information.

An Award for Most Promising Playwright

We are thrilled to announce that our new playwriting competition in partnership with Nottingham Playhouse is opening April 2015! This is a unique partnership between one of the regions leading producing theatres and new…