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About Fifth Word

Fifth Word directors Laura Ford and Angharad Jones

Fifth Word is run by Joint Artistic Directors and founding members Angharad Jones and Laura Ford.

We produce and tour ambitious new plays from the most exciting voices around the UK. Our work shines a light on unheard stories bringing fresh, engaging work to theatres’ and younger audiences. We present plays that entertain, emotionally engage and spark debate relevant to our time. Founded in the East Midlands, we nurture regional voices and the next generation of talent.

Fifth Word has recently been appointed associate artists at Oxford Playhouse and was formerly associate company at Nottingham Playhouse.

"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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