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               COVID-19 Advice (issued 18 March 2020)

Given the current circumstances we've had a high number of groups make contact with us, and, due to the amount of effort put into rehearsals/marketing etc, most of them have so far wanted to re-schedule rather than cancel. We're not charging fees for any deferral of productions.

If you decide to postpone your production you probably won't know the dates for later in the year, or next year, yet, but please advise us nevertheless, and we'll issue a new temporary licence to show a date range of 2-3 months which you can then refine with us when the actual production dates are known.

Regarding cancellation: our administration fee will not be levied where you are forced to cancel your production.
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Wood, Emma

Emma Wood

Simon Brett

Emma Wood is an award winning, internationally produced playwright based in Newcastle, Australia. Emma is driven by a desire to write complex, substantial, engaging roles for women and men of all ages.  

Her first play, Water Child (1m, 4f - Drama), won Best New Play in 2012 at the City of Newcastle Drama Awards. She was motivated to write the play both to give theatrical expression to a taboo subject, infertility. Water Child was returned to Newcastle Theatre Company in 2013 and toured to the Adelaide Fringe Festival. In 2017 it had an independent production in Melbourne under the direction of Kris Weber, attracting praise from critics and audience for the sensitive portrayal of a difficult subject.

Her next play, Mr Bennet's Bride (4m, 6f – comedic drama), imagining the courtship of Mr and Mrs Bennet of Jane Austen's 'Pride And Prejudice', broke box office records at the Newcastle Theatre Company in 2014 and had a highly successful return season and tour to Sydney and Canberra in 2015. It was produced by Cowra Musical and Dramatic Society in 2016, and had its UK premiere in Yorkshire in 2017 with the Grassington Players. In 2019 sees a  production by Malvern Theatre Company (Melbourne).

The Third Act (2m, 5f - comedic drama) addresses timeless issues: how the actions of others can change the course of our lives, how choice and determination can help us respond to that, and the importance of family and friendship. It had a public reading as part of International Women’s Voices Day in January 2018 with Pigeonhole Theatre, Canberra. In June 2018 it had a staged reading as part of Occupy the Stage Women’s Theatre Festival of North Carolina. It premiered in 2018 at Newcastle Theatre Company to large and enthusiastic houses.

Emma has written several short scripts which have been performed at Short and Sweet, in high schools, at the Mental Health Week forum in Canberra 2016. Her play Woman’s Work was voted an audience favourite in Short & Sweet Manila 2017.

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