Playwriting

The art and craft of page to stage

Monday September 23rd - Saturday September 28th 2019

The Hurst

Come celebrate writing for the theatre. Building on the foundation of what makes characters compelling, we will explore what is narrative structure and how do you weave those characters into a story? And what makes telling that tale on a stage different to other forms of storytelling? By the end of the week we hope to leave you enthused, confident, and ready to work towards a first draft. This week is suitable for people who are starting to write for theatre or for those who have written plays before and who are seeking some re-energising. Please bring with you an idea you’d like to investigate, a willingness to share and an open mind.

Single room price: £835

Grants are available to help with the course fee

COURSE TUTORS

The Hurst

The Hurst is a place you can write, far away from daily distractions. The house and gardens, surrounded by the forest-covered Shropshire Hills, were the former home of playwright John Osborne.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

Tuesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.

Wednesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. In the evening a guest speaker joins the group.

Thursday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You are free to spend this evening as you wish.

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

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