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TheatreCraft 2019

Our Friends at TheatreCraft give you the details of this year’s event at the Royal Opera House..
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 NSDF selectors Sean Linnen and Lucy Ellinson share a few thoughts on LGBTQ representation…
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Getting to be a Gang: Barrel Organ and NSDF

"On a really basic level, NSDF meant that Barrel Organ came into existence"
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Slung Low and NSDF

"I’ve seen future movies stars perform in gyms turned in to hand-made theatres, and watched students from all over the country take …
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NSDF and Emerging Artists

"NSDF gave me the opportunity to try and fail and try again with boundless encouragement...."
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NOFF Call Out | NSDF 2019

4 March 2019

NOFF are looking for a Photographer and Designer!  
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What can NSDF do for you?

9 January 2019

What can NSDF do for you? 
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NSDF Festival Company

17 December 2018

Festival Company Director Peter Bradley shares his thoughts on the Festival Company. 
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NSDF 19 Bursary Programme

7 December 2018

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5 reasons you should go to NSDF19

6 December 2018

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Guest Director for 2019

27 November 2018

NSDF appoints James Phillips as Guest Director for NSDF19 and announces search for a new director.
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Writing for Noises Off

21 November 2018

Ava Davies writes about her experiences writing for Noises Off 2018. 
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Another chance to catch NSDF18 Award Winners

7 November 2018

Next week you have not one, but TWO opportunities to catch work that featured at NSDF 2018. 
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27 July 2018

 From Scarborough to Hull and now Leicester in three years. 
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Picture This

13 July 2018

Samantha Miles from Backpack Ensemble explains why you should take your show to NSDF.
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Announcement: Edinburgh 2018

10 July 2018

We'll be there in spirit! 
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Festival 2019

15 June 2018

The festival dates for next year are Saturday 13 to Friday 19 April inclusive.
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Awards 2018

3 April 2018

 The winners of the 2018 Awards were... 
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1 July 2017

Why has NSDF decided to go to Leicester? 
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17 April 2017

Noises Off Deputy Editor, Kate Wyver, reflects on NSDF 17
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Camden People's Theatre Award

3 April 2017

 Artistic Director of CPT talks about new award at NSDF 
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Shows & Stats

1 December 2016

Michael looks at the show entries so far...
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8 November 2016

Michael reflects on the late Howard Davies and building walls...
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2 November 2016

 Joseph Schofield talks about what NSDF means to them
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26 October 2016

the same stories + done the same way + the same people = the same old.
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Lessons I learnt from NSDF

20 April 2016

Kate Wyver shares her lessons learnt from NSDF 16.
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