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    Writers Lab - Spring 2024 (6pm Group)

    Writers Lab – Spring 2024 (6pm Group)

    • 10 Jan
      10 Jan - 10 Jan 2024

    EVERY WEDNESDAY* FROM 10 january TO 20 MARCH 2024

    *Please note there is no session on Wednesday 14 February

    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 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 minutes
    • TICKETSPWYC £135 / £90 for the full term
    • VENUE

    The Spring term of Writers Lab will run from Wednesday 10 January – Wednesday 20 March (except Monday 14 February)

    All rehearsals will take place on Wednesdays at Tobacco Factory Theatres from 6pm – 7:30pm OR 8pm – 9:30pm (please book for your preferred time).

    Pay What You Choose (PWYC)

    By joining, you sign up for the whole term and can choose to pay £13.50 or £9 per session, which works out as £135 or £90 for the full term. The subsidised option is intended for those from low income households. We also have bursary places available for people facing financial difficulty. It is important to us that anyone who wants to take part can do so. If you would like to apply for a bursary place, please email getinvolved@tobaccofactorytheatres.com

    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.

    Priority on sale 12.30pm Fri 10 November
    General on sale 12.30pm Fri 17 November

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