NOT AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE BOOKING AS THE TERM HAS ALREADY BEGUN. PLEASE CONTACT GETINVOLVED@TOBACCOFACORYTHEATRES.COM
WritERS Lab is a group for people looking to explore writing for performance.
Suitable for beginners and those who have already begun the journey, over the course of weekly sessions we will look at enabling people to discover their voice as writers, develop confidence and encourage creativity. Alongside this we will develop craft through exercises exploring the basics of dramatic structure, developing character, dialogue and story.
This brand new workshop will be led by Mike Akers.
About Mike Akers
Mike’s first play, Holding Hands With Angels, written for Theatre West, won a national one act play competition. Since then he has had over fifty plays commissioned, including productions for Bristol Old Vic, Salisbury Playhouse, Travelling Light, Royal&Derngate, Coventry Belgrade, Green Ginger, Oval House, Tobacco Factory Theatres and on BBC radio. He has worked regularly as dramaturg with renowned director Sally Cookson on shows including Boing! and a trio of highly successful BOV productions, Treasure Island, Peter Pan and Jane Eyre, the latter two of which can be seen on NT Live. His latest production is a new adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, which plays at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds in August.
- RUNNING TIME90 mins
- AGE RECOMMENDATION18+
- VENUESpielman Theatre
The autumn term of Writers Lab will run from Wed 13 September – Wed 22 November. All rehearsals will take place on Wednesdays at Tobacco Factory Theatres from 6pm – 7:30pm OR 8pm – 9:30pm (you can select your preferred time slot when you book).
Pay What You Choose (PWYC)
Now that the term has started you can only pay for each session on a week by week basis. The cost per session is £12 Full | £10 Concession.
To sign up and pay for the full term up front, click the ‘Buy Tickets’ button above.
PLEASE NOTE when booking you will only see the first date of the sessions. By booking you are committing to all sessions as per the dates above. We are unable to offer refunds for places unless we have a waiting list for that particular class and are able to resell the place.