Playwriting: Simon Stephens & Chris Thorpe, Guest David Greig

Playwriting: Simon Stephens & Chris Thorpe, Guest David Greig

Date(s) - Mon 11th Nov - Sat 16th Nov, 2019

Moniack Mhor, Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire , IV4 7HT

Dramatic Writing for Stage

An active interrogation of the mechanics of playwriting, this course will creatively examine the use of dramatic action, character, location, narrative and structure in the making of a play. This course is useful both for playwrights at the beginning of their career and for writers who have written one or two plays and are looking to develop their craft.

Simon Stephens‘ many plays and adaptations have been produced throughout the world. They include Punk Rock, Heisenberg, Sea Wall and his adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. He is Associate Playwright at the Royal Court Theatre and Professor at the Writing School of Manchester Metropolitan University.

Chris Thorpe was a founder member of Unlimited Theatre as well as an Artistic Associate of live art/theatre company Third Angel. He has worked with, among others, Forest Fringe, Slung Low, Chris Goode, RashDash, Belarus Free Theatre and Portuguese experimental company mala voadora. He also plays guitar in Lucy Ellinson’s political noise project #TORYCORE and works with the National Student Drama Festival. His plays include There Has Possibly Been an Incident, Confirmation, both of which have toured internationally. He has also collaborated with Hannah Jane Walker to make The Oh Fuck Moment and I Wish I Was Lonely. Chris is the Arvon mentor for playwriting, 2016/17.

David Greig is an acclaimed and multi award-winning playwright who became the Artistic Director of The Lyceum in 2016. David’s most notable plays include The Events, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Midsummer, Dunsinane and Europe. David’s adaptations recently seen on The Lyceum stage include Strindberg’s Creditors (2018) and Aeschylus’s The Suppliant Women (2016).


Due to circumstances beyond our control, Ella Hickson is no longer able to tutor on this course.

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Bursaries are always available, and you also have the option to pay in installments, see How to Book.


This course is now fully booked. Please contact us on or 01463 741 675 to be added to the waiting list.

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