Writing Workshops

LPW Online Workshops: Playwrighting for Everyone (A 6 Week Course)

In this six week course of 2 hour sessions with Emily Garside, we will combine writing advice and exercises with talking about our own work and sharing/reading extracts (only if you want to!). Designed for anyone whatever your experience of writing- whether you’ve never written a play or you’ve written 10 and just want a …

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LPW Online Workshops: Making an Impact in Your Opening Scene

How do you pack a punch in your opening scene? How much information should you give your audience? And what does it take to hook the reader from the very first page?  When you submit your play to theatres or competitions, the first few pages are everything – the opening scene is your chance to show …

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LPW Online Workshops: The Redrafting Programme

For the 3rd year running, our popular Redrafting Course will be making a comeback in October, this time as an online course delivered via Zoom. If you want to redraft your play with practical masterclasses, tailored feedback, and dramaturgical support, read on! Ever wanted the information from a practical workshop paired with individual feedback tailored …

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LPW Zoom Workshop: An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing

We were planning on running this workshop in London in June, but as this has been postponed, we we will now be running an online version of it via Zoom! The in person version will still take place, hopefully in October, depending on the Covid-19 guidelines.  The Zoom  version will take place on Saturday 20 …

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2020 Workshops from LPW

We’re thrilled to announce our latest set of workshops coming up this year. These workshops are open to all, although as always, London Playwrights’ Workshop members pay 20% less (find more about signing up here).    An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing (with Emily Garside) 6 June 2020 10am-1pm This half day will explore the …

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LPW Workshop: An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing

This half day workshop with Emily Garside explores the fundamentals of musical theatre writing. Beginning with structure, and how it differs from playwrighting we explore how musicals work and how you can begin using those tools to develop your own.  Following this introduction we will work through a series of exercises to begin you thinking …

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LPW: The Redrafting Programme Course 2020

Following the success of last year’s Redrafting Programme, our popular Redrafting Course will be making a comeback in September 2020. If you want to redraft your play with practical masterclasses, tailored feedback, and dramaturgical support, read on! Ever wanted the information from a practical workshop paired with individual feedback tailored especially for you? Then look …

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LPW Workshop: Making an Impact in Your Opening Scene

How do you pack a punch in your opening scene? How much information should you give your audience? And what does it take to hook the reader from the very first page?  When you submit your play to theatres or competitions, the first few pages are everything – the opening scene is your chance to show …

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Writing for Radio day workshop for beginners with Fin Kennedy (cost £50)

Writing for Radio is an introduction for beginners drawing on tutor Fin Kennedy’s experience as a writer of audio drama for BBC Radio 4, with reference to other innovative writing for the medium. The workshop will start with an introduction to the formats and commissioning process of current radio drama, move on to creative approaches …

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