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We will use this page to share provocations, tips, tutorials and advice all with the aim of helping you shape and develop your writing practice. Each resource approaches things from their writers own perspective – so take from each one what you like!

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Repost- April De Angelis on Ambition, Scale, Honesty & Imagination

This workshop took place on 1 March, 6pm-8pm April is an acclaimed writer whose extensive theatre and radio work encompasses many different scales of production….


Kendall Feaver- The Almighty Sometimes

I started writing The Almighty Sometimes five years ago as part of my Masters degree at Goldsmiths. I’d spent most of the year writing a…


Anna Jordan on script readers: Make their hearts sing, not sink.

Script readers are the unsung heroes of playwriting competitions. Bruntwood has three phases of reading before the longlist of 100 plays is chosen. In 2015…


Lyndsey Turner- What if…

In the fouth writing provocation director and 2017 jury member Lyndsey Turner thinks about possibilities. More than film or television, theatre is uniquely placed as…


Roy Williams- Reflections on ‘Days of Significance’ and rewrites

The conclusion of my play DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE, which was on at the RSC in 2007, hinged on a major revelation, the love Lenny has…


Charlene James- on process

Write what you’re passionate about. I don’t necessarily believe that you have to write what you know. Of course, it’s a great way to get…


Abhishek Majumdar -Writing the Personal, Political and Philosophical

Live from India- Jawaharla Nehru in Delhi  8 April, 1.30-3.30pm BST ABHISHEK MAJUMDAR on Writing the Personal, Political and Philosophical The workshop will give an overview of…


Mel Kenyon – Redrafting & Taking Notes

24 May, 6pm-8pm An agent and dramaturg, Mel develops and works collaboratively with some of the world’s most respected playwrights. In her workshop she will…