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 and will cover how to find collaborators, writing process and mastering musical style.

(This workshop works as a standalone introduction but if you’re looking to deepen your knowledge, a sequel workshop will follow on Saturday 12 September. Find out more here).

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: Saturday 5 September 2020    New Date Added: Thursday 15 October 2020 7pm-9pm

Cost: £12 non members/ £9 members (not a member yet? Sign up here!)

Deadline: not applicable but places are booked on a first come first serve basis. We can’t guarantee booking forms received less than 24 hours before the workshop starts will be processed on time, so please book early!

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Find out more about our full programme of online workshops here.

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. We’ll send out a link to participants to join the Zoom meeting on the morning of the workshop. 

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

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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