Take Part in the Write Now Festival

We have a number of workshops led by exciting and experienced theatre-makers, and are suitable for writers of all experience.

Workshops cost £5.00 and can be booked online

1) Big Adventures in Small Worlds

Saturday 16th May 1–3pm

In this workshop we use automatic writing exercises, drawing on our past experiences to create authentic familiar worlds for our characters to inhabit. This ‘small world’ is then a safe place to explore a ‘big
adventure’, allowing us to investigate challenging, scary and unwieldy themes and events.

Led by Anna Jordan, winner of the 2013 Bruntwood prize.


2) Synopsis Surgery

Saturday 23rd May 1–3pm

Get it right before you write! This workshop is about honing a workable blueprint for your play. Pitch and kick ideas around and get feedback from group discussion to move your play forward.

Led by David Bottomley, Literary Manager, Jack Studio Theatre


3) Inventing In/credible! Characters

Saturday 30th May 1–3pm

A practical look at how to craft truthful and believable characters with real potential to inspire great drama. Come with a character in mind or create one on the spot.

Led by Suzanne Gorman, Artistic Associate at Soho Theatre and Artistic Director of Maya Productions.