This workshop took place on 11 April 2017
In his capacity as 2017 Bruntwood Prize judge, writer Phil Porter talks about how to make an audience laugh and instil your play with a sense of humour. Phil has two stage comedies opening this year – The Miser in the West End and Vice Versa with the RSC.
Phil Porter was one of the first playwrights to receive the inaugural Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2005 with his play The Cracks in my Skin. He now sits on the judging panel of the 6th edition of the Prize in 2017. Forthcoming productions include The Miser (West End) and Vice Versa (RSC). Previous plays include The Christmas Truce (RSC), The Man With The Hammer (Plymouth Theatre Royal), Blink (Soho Theatre and worldwide), The Cracks In My Skin (Manchester Royal Exchange, Bruntwood award winner), Stealing Sweets & Punching People (Theatre 503 and Off-Broadway), The Flying Machine (Unicorn Theatre) and Smashed Eggs (Pentabus, Children’s Award winner). Adaptations/translations include: A Mad World My Masters (RSC/ETT), The Stonewatcher (National Theatre, Channels Season), The Tempest (RSC), Pericles (RSC) and Pinocchio (Royal Opera House/BBC4).