Designed as a ‘sequel’ to the introduction to musical theatre (find out more here), but also working as a stand alone, this two hour course breaks down starting to write a musical. Aimed at book writers/lyricists, but also useful for composers, we will look at dramatic structure for musical theatre – both overall and on a scene by scene. We will also discuss integrating book and lyrics, approaches to writing musically and collaboratively, break down song structure and how to work with a composer!
Who’s it for: This course is ideal for playwrights looking to explore writing for musical theatre, as well as lyricists/composers who want to explore working in the genre.
Date: 19 September 2021 at 2pm
Cost: £13 non members/ £9 members (not a member yet? Sign up here!)
Deadline: not applicable but places are booked on a first come first serve basis and bookings close 48 hours before the workshop begins.
Find out more about our full programme of online workshops here.
Emily Garside is a playwright, dramaturg and academic and by day Arts Marketeer! A specialist in Musical theatre from an academic point of view, her PhD looked at the history of musical theatre and she has since worked on history and analysis of musicals for various publications. Emily is also a dramaturg who has worked on a variety of projects both plays and musical theatre. As Chair of the board for Taking Flight theatre Emily also has expertise in accessible/inclusive theatre an integrated BSL/Captioning. A graduate of RADA and University of Nottingham. She has produced work with Clock Tower Theatre, Freerayne Productions, Dirty Protest Theatre and The Other Room. And her play Don’t Send Flowers has toured to Cardiff, Wolverhampton and Manchester. Emily works regularly with The Arena Theatre Wolverhampton and is a writer for the 14/48 theatre festival there. She has taught Theatre at Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of South Wales and Wolverhampton University.