Education

LPW Zoom Workshop: An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing

We were planning on running this workshop in London in June, but as this has been postponed, we we will now be running an online version of it via Zoom! The in person version will still take place, hopefully in October, depending on the Covid-19 guidelines.  The Zoom  version will take place on Saturday 20 …

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2020 Workshops from LPW

We’re thrilled to announce our latest set of workshops coming up this year. These workshops are open to all, although as always, London Playwrights’ Workshop members pay 20% less (find more about signing up here).    An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing (with Emily Garside) 6 June 2020 10am-1pm This half day will explore the …

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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 …

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LPW: The Redrafting Programme Course 2020

Following the success of last year’s Redrafting Programme, our popular Redrafting Course will be making a comeback in September 2020. If you want to redraft your play with practical masterclasses, tailored feedback, and dramaturgical support, read on! Ever wanted the information from a practical workshop paired with individual feedback tailored especially for you? Then look …

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LPW Workshop: Making an Impact in Your Opening Scene

How do you pack a punch in your opening scene? How much information should you give your audience? And what does it take to hook the reader from the very first page?  When you submit your play to theatres or competitions, the first few pages are everything – the opening scene is your chance to show …

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Writing for Radio day workshop for beginners with Fin Kennedy (cost £50)

Writing for Radio is an introduction for beginners drawing on tutor Fin Kennedy’s experience as a writer of audio drama for BBC Radio 4, with reference to other innovative writing for the medium. The workshop will start with an introduction to the formats and commissioning process of current radio drama, move on to creative approaches …

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Two day theatre workshop with Simon Stephens in Milan (cost €200)

What is it? After hosting workshops in 2018 and 2019, with attendees from Italy, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands and USA, and after the great success of his play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, viewed by over 20000 people at the Elfo Puccini Theater, Simon Stephens will be back …

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Spread the Word: Writing for Audio Drama with James Fritz

An introduction to developing, writing, pitching and producing audio drama with playwright James Fritz. What makes writing for audio different from other forms of drama? How do you find the perfect audio idea? And how do you find a home for your script? Audio drama has a long, illustrious history in the UK. The form …

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BBC Writersroom Workshops – BBC Contains Strong Language Festival

Ever wondered how to get noticed by the BBC as a writer?  How to send your script and what happens when you do? BBC Writersroom is always on the look-out for fresh talented writers across the UK and Republic of Ireland with an original voice, unique characters and great stories to tell. Join Emily Demol, Development …

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