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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…

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…