Guardian to spotlight dazzling unstaged scripts in a new series

Future plays, the brainchild of playwright Tamsin Oglesby, is a collection of captivating extracts introduced by their authors

Seen any great plays recently? Seen any new plays recently?

More than six months have passed since the Covid-19 pandemic closed UK theatres. While we streamed archive productions and lockdown shorts at home, most of the country’s venues remained shut and they still face a desperate future – as do the individuals who create work in them. An outdoor summer season was salvaged, but a date for fuller reopening of indoor theatres isn’t expected for another month, at least.

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