Events

Play Club 2020: The Selections

Over the bizarre year that 2020 has been, we’ve been running our annual Play Club project. Writers get a play to read one month, and have to respond with their own inspired 10 page plays the following month. From those, we’ve selected 6 winning pieces which will be showcased in this event; ranging from comedic …

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Lemon House Theatre launches Lemon Lounge: A series of talks with queer artists and artists from the MENA diaspora about their experiences in theatre

Following on from their double-bill of DIFFERENT SAND & WILLOW at the Bunker Theatre, Lemon House Theatre are hosting a new six-part series of talks where they chat to Queer artists and artists from the MENA diaspora about their experiences in theatre.  Presented by Lemon House Theatre’s Co-Artistic Directors Jennifer Cerys and Samia Djilli, each …

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Virtual festival showcasing comedy and writing from the BBC

The Upload Festival is a virtual festival showcasing comedy and writing (of all kinds) on air across BBC Local Radio and online, from Friday 19 June to Sunday 21 June. It includes stand up, sketches or scenes… Poetry, fiction, spoken word, blogs or drama, all uploaded by you! Find out full details, plus how to sign up for …

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Gemma Arrowsmith is running a short free online sketch comedy writing course

Gemma Arrowsmith, writer on Tracey Ullman’s Show and script editor of Newsjack is running ‘The Crash Course’; a short FREE online sketch comedy writing course aimed at improving diversity in writers’ rooms. The Crash Course consists of four 90 min workshops covering sketch structure, game, escalation, punchlines, writing for TV and radio, writing to a brief, formatting …

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Free readings and workshops from the Dramatists Guild

The Dramatist Guild have a variety of free readings and workshops. These are all completely free and open for anyone to attend. DG Footlights™ will present a virtual reading of JEMENEYE by J.B. Miller. 10 June 2020, 7pm BST https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-kingdom-online-dg-footlightstm-tickets-105407261958 2. UNITED KINGDOM ONLINE: Market Your Play, Crafting a Compelling Blurb 16 June 2020, 7pm …

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Part of the Main programme of affordable theatre teach, design and producing workshops

Part of the Grid is Part of the Main’s programme of affordable theatre tech, design and producing workshops. With the theatre industry on pause, they’ve decided to offer affordable Zoom workshops designed to provide artists with opportunities to train and create. They are offering 20 free places across their June workshops for Black artists on …

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Fund-raising New Writing Festival to support Shakespeare’s Globe in June

Fund-raising New Writing Festival to support Shakespeare’s Globe. Each day 4 Plays (3 short 1 Full Length) will be broadcast / performed. The globe is on the verge of collapse financially During this crisis and doesn’t get any help from the government or The national lottery fund in the U.K. This is be a free …

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Drama workshops from Prime Theatre for 9-13s and 14-25s this summer

Prime Theatre have playwrighting and drama workshops for 9-13’s and 14-25’s from 15 June – 28 Aug. These are open to everyone across the UK. Most recently the writing group have been involved in writing for a play with Pitlochry Festival Theatre which is being recorded by professional actors today. Playwrighting sessions are weekly and the perfect …

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Q&A with BAFTA and EMMY winning writer Danny Brocklehurst (11th June)

The BAFTA & Emmy winning Danny Brocklehurst will be joining Actor Awareness to discuss his incredible achievements so far. Danny is a BAFTA and International Emmy winning screenwriter who has written on some of the biggest UK dramas of recent years. Credits include BRASSIC, SHAMELESS, CLOCKING OFF, ORDINARY LIES, THE ACCUSED and many more. Between …

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