PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP WITH MIKE BARTLETT
‘Writing for Bigger Stages’
Spend two hours with Mike Bartlett, the writer of King Charles III , Cock and Albion, analysing the skills and considerations needed to tell stories on bigger stages to larger audiences.
PLEASE NOTE this workshop will take place on Zoom. You will be emailed the details to join this online workshop the day before.
BURSARY PLACE: There are two free bursary places available on this workshop for writers and directors on low income. To apply please email us a short bio and a paragraph telling us how a bursary place on this workshop would benefit you as a writer/director.
Mike is a multi-award-winning writer for both stage and screen. Having begun his career in theatre, he’s picked up numerous awards for his plays, including Olivier Awards for KING CHARLES III (best new play, 2015), BULL (Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, 2015) and COCK (Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, 2010). His first foray into television, THE TOWN, earned him a BAFTA Breakthrough. Talent nomination. Then in 2015 he caused a sensation with his smash hit mini-series DOCTOR FOSTER. The first series was BAFTA nominated for Best Mini-Series and Best Writer in 2015, and won Best New Drama at the 2016 National Television Awards, Best Drama Series at the 2016 Broadcast Awards, and Outstanding Newcomer for British Television Writing at the British Screenwriting Awards. The second series went on to win Best Drama at the National Television Awards in 2018. Mike’s TV adaptation of his play KING CHARLES III was released in 2017, and was BAFTA nominated for Best Single Drama. Mike’s 6-part mini-series LIFE (Drama Republic), starring Alison Steadman and Victoria Hamilton premiered on BBC in Autumn 2020. His other recent original TV work includes STICKS AND STONES (Tall Story Pictures/ITV, 2019), PRESS (Lookout Point/BBC, 2018) and TRAUMA (ITV, 2018).
Down Stage Write is a theatre company dedicated to providing development and production opportunities for playwrights in Devon and Cornwall.