Workshop – Talking Dialogue with Bea Roberts

This workshop will explore how to create characterful and compelling dialogue to let your voice sing through your characters. Through exercises and discussion, you will plunge into the world of voice, subtext, slang, idiom and all the interesting things people say – as well as the more interesting things they don’t.

This workshop takes place online on Zoom. The link will be emailed to you 24 hours before the event.

Bea Roberts is a multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter from the West Country. Her play, And Then Come The Nightjars, won the Theatre503 International Playwriting Award, made her a Finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and has been adapted into a feature film with Finite Pictures released Autumn 2023.

You can watch the film adaptation of ‘And Then Come The Nightjars’ locally in September. It’s playing in Tavistock and Ivybridge early Sept. Details and tickets here:

They will also make a copy of another script in advance of the workshop (note it is not necessary to read or see these prior to the workshop).

Down Stage Write CIC is a theatre company growing new plays in Devon and Cornwall. They create development and production opportunities for writers in the region. For more information about their workshops and productions please visit

Sat, 21 Oct 2023 15:00 – 17:00 BST

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