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The Importance of Being Earnest  

9 October

According to most philosophers, God in making the world enslaved it.

According to Christianity, in making it, He set it free. God had written, not so much a poem,

but rather a play; a play he had planned as perfect, but which had necessarily been left to human actors and stage-managers, who had since made a great mess of it.

Orthodoxy – GK Chesterton, 1874-1936

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Reconciliation/Remembrance is published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The 20 dramatic pieces include poems, monologues and short plays, and all of them lend themselves to dramatic presentation in any context with the minimum of costumes and props  Nine of the pieces are on the topical subject of war and


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An Anthology of Dramatic Pieces

Radius 2018 Playwriting

Competition in association with The Finborough Theatre

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remembrance, and the others focus on aspects of reconciliation.  All of them are suitable for use on a range of other occasions.  Thirteen have been specially commissioned for this volume and the authors include playwrights Les Ellison, Kate Griffin, David Kerby-Kendall, James Lark and Nick Warburton, while at the other end of the timescale there are translations from Old English and a Shakespeare sonnet.

Radius Playwriting Competition 2018 has been won by first-time playwright Hannah Morley for her play Petrichor. She wins £500, and a staged reading as part of the Finborough Theatre’s Vibrant 2018 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights. The reading will take place on Sunday, 14 October 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available shortly.


Radius Playwriting Competition 2018 was judged by Neil McPherson and Sue Healy, Artistic Director and Literary Manager of London's Finborough Theatre in Earl's Court. Judge Neil McPherson said: 'Petrichor was a clear and worthy winner. The competition is judged entirely blind, and when we discovered that the winner was a new playwright and this was her first play, we were astonished. We very much look forward to working with Hannah on this play and into the future.'


The next Radius Playwriting Competition will take place in 2020, and will be announced in December 2019. See the full press release here.