Thu, 23 July 2020
17:00 – 18:00 BST
Tickets are pay what you can
£8 – will enable one disadvantaged young person to engage in a workshops for free.
£15 – provides three free sessions of a drama club in a primary school for one participant.
£48 – will enable one disadvantaged young person to engage with a workshops for half a term.
Hosted by Warts and All Theatre Participants, LINK: UP removes barriers and empowers young people as artists. So send them your questions and get the answers you’ve always wanted to know.
Join prolific writer April De Angelis for a special Q&A. April has worked extensively, writing for stage, screen and radio, oh and she also writes libretto. April has taught playwriting at the University of Birmingham, the Royal Court’s Young Writing Programme, and the Royal Court International in Cuba, India, Mexico, and Africa. Now you can learn a thing or two from April; pick up some tips from one of the UK’s most legendary female writers.
Grab your pen and paper ready, you don’t want to miss this one!
LINK: UP gives you the chance to ask questions to creatives across all sectors of the industry. Your donation for your LINK: UP ticket goes directly to enabling children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to engage in our work for free. Your donation contributes towards an ongoing bursary fundraising to ensure everyone has the opportunity to engage in arts and culture, regardless of their background.
April De Angelis is an acclaimed playwright who has worked in stage, radio and television. Her work ranges from the domestic to the epic and is both brilliantly funny and dark and incisive. April’s plays are distinguished by their robust vivacity. Such work includes: MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, a two part dramatization of Elena Ferrantes’ epic family saga (Rose Theatre Kingston and National Theatre, London 2019/20); THE VILLAGE (Theatre Royal Stratford East, 2018); FRANKENSTEIN (Royal Exchange Manchester 2018, JUMPY ( starring Tamsin Greig, Royal Court 2011 & Duke of York’s Theatre, West End 2012, Melbourne and Sydney 2015); an adaptation of WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Birmingham Rep, 2008); WILD EAST (Royal Court 2006); A LAUGHING MATTER (Out of Joint at National Theatre, 2001); A WARWICKSHIRE TESTIMONY (RSC, 1999); THE POSITIVE HOUR (Out of Joint at Hampstead Theatre, 1997); PLAYHOUSE CREATURES (Sphinx Theatre Company at the Haymarket Theatre 1993 and revived at the Old Vic Theatre, 1997 and again at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2013); THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FANNY HILL (The Old Fire Station Oxford, 1991; revived at the Bristol Old Vic, 2015).
Other work includes the opera libretti: FLIGHT (Glyndebourne Opera, 1997) and the SILENT TWINS (Almeida, 2007). Television includes Aristophanes (Channel 4/1995) and she has written extensively for radio including an acclaimed adaptation of Peyton Place (BBC Radio, 2002).
April is currently writing for series 10 of Doc Martin (Buffalo Pictures/ITV) and the book of a musical based on the film SAVING GRACE. She is also writing an original musical called MOTHER GIN (Theatre Royal Northampton) pencilled in for production in 2021and writing new plays for Theatre Royal Stratford East and the Headlong Theatre Company. Her new play KERRY JACKSON will premiere at the National Theatre in 2021.
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