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 about creating and structuring your own musical theatre project. Ending the workshop with an overview and introduction to the practicalities of creating a musical. 

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. Music notation and composition skills are not necessary as this is a course focused on the creative exploration and practicalities.

Date: 6 June 2020 10am-1pm

Location: TBC /Central London

Cost: £50 non members/ £40 members

Location: TBC Central London

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Once we have received your application form, we’ll send you a link to pay securely. If you have any questions or do not hear back from us, please email contact@londonplaywrights.org.

Deadline: not applicable, but places are allocated on a first come first serve basis

Source: LPW

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.

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