Autumn Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

We’re thrilled to announce the exciting programme of workshops we’ve got coming your way this Autumn!

Whether you want to get to grips with writing a show for Edinburgh next year or you’d benefit from a re-drafting course with a difference, we’re sure you’re going to want to get your teeth into our latest line-up of workshops, starting this September.

We’re also pleased to tell you that we’ll be offering our members a 20% discount on all workshop bookings! So, if you needed another reason to become a member, this is it! Read more about joining here. 

What’s coming up?

Writing a Play for the Edinburgh Fringe

Thursday evenings, 7pm – 9pm, 20 September 2018 – 25 October 2018 (6 weeks) 

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world. It has provided the springboard for countless successful productions from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead to Fleabag. But where does the process of mounting a new play at the Fringe begin? In this 6 week course, Freddie Machin will lead the group through the process of writing a one-act play, paying specific consideration to the demands of the festival. The course will also cover the fundamentals of producing a show at Edinburgh to include deadlines, budgets, flyering, reviews, and the future life of your play. Find out more and book here.

From Stage to Screen

Saturday 29 September 2018 10.30am – 1pm 
Led by playwright and screenwriter Freddie Machin, From Stage to Screen is a one-off practical workshop which will explore the challenges presented in writing for these two different media. Drawing on the experience of adapting his debut stage play for screen, Freddie will lead participants through a series of exercises that will engage the visual imagination, highlight good structure, and encourage brevity in your writing. Find out more and book here.

The Redrafting Programme

Saturday 13 October 2018 2pm – 5pm – Saturday 17 November 2018 (various dates)
Ever wanted the information from a practical workshop paired with individual feedback tailored especially for you? Then look no further than the Redrafting Programme. Led by LPB’s Head of Writer Development, Kimberley Andrews. In this course, you’ll get a masterclass in re-drafting as well as one-to-one feedback, mentoring and a personalised plan of action for redrafting.  Packed full of practical tips, exercises and individual support from Kimberley, this course promises to leave you perfectly equipped to take your play to the next level.  Find out more and book here.
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