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LPB WRITING WORKSHOPS: Writing Your Play – With Kimberley Andrews

WRITING YOUR PLAY is a six week course designed to take new writers through the process of writing a first draft: from finding the inspiration for a new idea through to completing an accomplished script.

Whether you are completely new to playwriting or are already making strides towards your first draft, the course will explore the practical building blocks of writing a play. In each session, through practical exercises and discussion, we will work on a different aspect of playwriting, from generating new ideas to developing credible characters to structuring a story.

Writers will be encouraged to share their work with the group, creating a supportive environment in which to experiment with new ideas and receive constructive feedback. By the end of the course, writers should be armed with all the tools they need to complete their first draft.

Week-by-week breakdown:

  1. Inspiration and the initial idea.
  2. Building a character and the role of the protagonist.
  3. Story and Structure.
  4. Building a scene.
  5. Dialogue.
  6. Theme.

How to book:  Please download and fill out our short application form* and email it to workshops@londonplaywrightsblog.com.

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*Please note that places will be filled as applications are received, so it’s best to apply early if you want to ensure the best chance of getting a place on the course!  You will be notified whether we can offer you a place as soon as we have processed your application.

When:  Monday 19th October 2015 at 7pm – 9pm (running every Monday for 6 weeks – last class Monday 23rd November 2015)

Where:  Theatre Delicatessen  – 119 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3DA (nearest tube: Farringdon)

Cost: £120  (payable by BACS following acceptance on the course)

Deadline for applications: Friday 9 October 2015*Wednesday 14 October 2015
*Please note (as per the disclaimer above) we will be filling places prior to this closing date, so the earlier you apply, the better your chances of getting a place on the course!

Kimberley Andrews is a playwright with an MA in Text & Performance Studies from RADA/ Kings College London. Her writing credits include commissions from the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Wolverhampton University. She has also developed work with the Manchester Royal Exchange and All the Rage Theatre. Kimberley has written and produced her own work at the Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington as part of comedy collective, Wet Lettuce. She was shortlisted for the BBC Drama Writers’ Academy in 2012 and was then selected by BBC to participate in a training academy for day-time soap Doctors, resulting in writing a trial script for the show. Kimberley has worked as a playwriting tutor at RADA and currently works as a freelance script consultant.

An interview with Abi Morgan from BBC’s FrontRow

If you’re feeling in need of inspiration, check out this BBC Radio 4 interview with Abi Morgan for FrontRow (Jan 2012, length).  In it, Morgan discusses the differences between writing for theatre, television and film, her writing process, and how she juggles so many impressive projects.  Aspirational and entertaining listening – all in the first 12 minutes.