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We're excited to introduce Multiplay Drama - an exciting new series of large-cast plays, specifically written to be performed by and appeal to older teenagers and young adults.

Commissioned by some of the UK’s leading youth theatres and drama schools, and written by a mix of established writers and distinctive new voices, these plays have been selected not just for their quality, but also for the wealth and number of roles they offer to younger actors, as well as their bold, ambitious storytelling.

Ideal for youth- and student-theatre groups, secondary schools, sixth-form colleges, drama schools and amateur theatre companies, Multiplay Drama is perfect for anyone looking for big new plays for great big casts.
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Now available to read and perform!
Ten Multiplay Drama plays are now available to read and perform. A free extract of each play is available to download from the Multiplay Drama website and read, completely for free! Click below to find out more.
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Laura Lomas
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Tom Fowler
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The Real Estate
Freddie Machin
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Zawe Ashton
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Sophie Ellerby
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Joe Ward Munrow
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Phil Davies
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The Red Helicopter
Robin French
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Spooky Action at a Distance
Eve Leigh
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Hayley Squires
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Praise for Multiplay Drama
Some of the freshest and most relevant theatre being made today is when dynamic next-generation playwrights collaborate with young companies and drama schools. Making these plays available will continue to bring them to life in new and exciting ways. A brilliant initiative.
Sarah Frankcom, Artistic Director of Royal Exchange Theatre, and Director Designate of LAMDA

This unique and important initiative gives young theatre-makers access to the very best in new writing for younger companies to create productions of their own. It offers opportunities which ensure that the next generation are working with the best writers and ideas - and that this glorious work has as far a reach as possible.
Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director, Royal Court Theatre

These plays are as ambitious in their imaginative scope as they are in their cast size! Unseen communities are brought vividly to life, family bonds tighten or fracture, and institutions and attitudes at the core of our society are challenged in this brilliant collection of contemporary ensemble plays.
Rupert Goold, Artistic Director, Almeida Theatre

I'm a big fan of this initiative, and these works by current voices deserve to reach audiences far and wide. Great storytelling shouldn't go to waste.
Paul Roseby OBE, CEO and Artistic Director, National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
Blog post: Big new plays for great big casts
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'Reading these plays, we were struck by the complexity of their themes, the invention of their storytelling and the calibre of their playwrights... these are plays with big ideas and need big companies to put them across.'

On our blog, series editor John O’Donovan explains why Multiplay Drama is a brilliant resource for any group looking for an ambitious play to perform with roles for all the company.
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