A series of three workshops leading to a rehearsed reading. Each workshop will be led by a different theatre director from Chickenshed.


Workshop One - Writing From Interviews and Research (led by Rachel Yates)

Date: Wed 25 Sep
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm (90 mins) 
Ages: 18+
Tickets: Working adults £12 | Concessions £8 (unwaged or over 65yrs and in permanent retirement)

Rachel wrote and directed All I’ve Known, a play about the care system in 2013 and has devised many performances since using her casts as inspiration for story and dialogue. Rachel will explore the possibilities of writing from existing interviews, and then give you some tasks to take away from the session in order to start your own character driven piece.


Workshop Two - Magic Realism (led by Peter Dowse)

Date: Wed 9 Oct
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm (90 mins) 
Ages: 18+
Tickets: Working adults £12 | Concessions £8 (unwaged or over 65yrs and in permanent retirement)

Peter has been writing for Chickenshed for many years, People’s Happiness, Duty and Fairy’s Tale to name just a few. Peter will lead this workshop based on magic realism- where fact and fiction meet.


Workshop Three - Interpretation of Dialogue (led by Jonny Morton)

Date: Wed 6 Nov
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm (90 mins) 
Ages: 18+
Tickets: Working adults £12 | Concessions £8 (unwaged or over 65yrs and in permanent retirement)

Jonny has been directing theatre at Chickenshed for many years and will base his workshop on how the actor explores dialogue. As writers you will experiment with dialogue and interaction between characters, you will prepare mini- scenes for an actor to read and interpret.


Rehearsed Reading

Date: Tue 3 Dec
Time: 7pm 
Ages: 18+
Tickets: £10

A group of actors bring your words to life, giving you the chance to listen and comment