Welcome to Arvon’s 2017 playwriting courses. Our 5-day residencies offer both beginner and more established playwrights the perfect environment to release their imaginative potential, and concentrate on their writing, away from everyday distractions. Do you want to weave your idea into a fully formed script? Or maybe you might fancy telling stories through music, or adapting your play for screen or radio? Our new theatre programme offers this and more. On each one of our weeks you will benefit from the support of accomplished playwrights, plenty of time to write, workshops and tutorials.
Tutors include Jessica Swale, Willy Russell, David Eldridge and Selina Thompson.
“There is really nothing quite like Arvon. Where else can writers find the space and the encouragement to put pen to paper, in the most beautiful settings in the country? It’s a privilege to be a tutor and an alumni” Jessica Swale
Re-drafting and refocusing your play
This course is for playwrights who have already completed a draft of a play. If...
- Ella Hickson
- Al Smith
- Guest: Nell Leyshon
Ideas, structure and process
You may have the beginning of an idea, or just an itch or passion, which you ca...
- Tanya Ronder
- Alexander Zeldin
- Guest: Indhu Rubasingham
72.STARTING TO WRITE A PLAY
Unleash your imaginative potential
How do you kick-start your theatrical imagination and synthesise inspiration wi...
- Tanika Gupta
- April De Angelis
- Guest: Brad Birch
Telling a story with music
Musical theatre raises many questions and possibilities not present in traditio...
- Richard Thomas
- Jeremy Sams
- Guest: Gareth Valentine
75.PLAYWRITING: TUTORED RETREAT
How we challenge formal convention
This week is about examining the plays you’re currently working on – findin...
- Chris Thorpe
- Alice Birch
- Guest: Suhayla El Bushra