Writing Workshops

LPW Online Workshops: Focus on the 5 Act Structure

Is structuring a play really as daunting as it’s made out to be? Is the five act structure the enemy of the free-thinking playwright? Should we map out the structure of a play before writing it?  All too often, we see structure as a challenge which stands in our way but what if we could …

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LPW Online Workshops: Re-invention: Writing for Zoom 

Back by popular demand! This 90 minute workshop will explore inventive ways of utilising Zoom as a platform for dramatic writing; considering digital performance as a medium of it’s own – when we ran this recently, it sold out, so we decided to run it again in October. This one off session led by London …

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LPW Online Workshops: Writing for Audio (4 week introductory course)

Want to write for Audio? No idea where to start? Look no further! This brand new 4-week long course run by our Literary Projects Manager George Bailey will give you the tools, techniques and knowledge to craft your own audio work. Through each session, participants will get involved with in depth discussions of the platform, …

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LPW Online Workshops: An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing- Starting Writing!

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 …

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LPW Online Workshops: An Introduction to Musical Theatre Writing-Style and Structure

A 2 hour overview of musical theatre style and structure and how to get started! This 2 hour workshop with Emily Garside is aimed at anyone looking to make a start in musical theatre.  The workshop will take a look at the history and structure of the musical as a guide to writing your own …

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LPW Online Workshops: Playwrighting for Everyone (A 6 Week Course)

In this six week course of 2 hour sessions with Emily Garside, we will combine writing advice and exercises with talking about our own work and sharing/reading extracts (only if you want to!). Designed for anyone whatever your experience of writing- whether you’ve never written a play or you’ve written 10 and just want a …

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LPW Online Workshops: 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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LPW Online Workshops: The Redrafting Programme

For the 3rd year running, our popular Redrafting Course will be making a comeback in October, this time as an online course delivered via Zoom. 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 …

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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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