Writing Workshops on the theme of ‘London’

with Max Wilkinson

Have you got a local story or issue you’d like to explore through performance and theatre? Are you a budding writer but want to develop skills in a friendly, supportive environment?

Award-winning playwright, Max Wilkinson, who has run similar workshops for the last 7 years, is running a short playwriting lab at the Arcola Theatre on the theme of ‘London’: what it means to live in this city and to be a Londoner; stories that celebrate the landscape and people that make the city so unique!

You’ll also learn and develop skills concerning structure, characterisation, dialogue and other things necessary to bring your ideas to life and get to know the Arcola space too.

The workshops will run alongside the production of Rainer by Max Wilkinson, a one-woman about a solitary delivery rider as she crosses London each night, which will be playing in the Arcola’s new Outside Space from 1-18th of June.

Workshop participants will be given discounted tickets to come see Rainer for shows from the 1-10th of June and then attend the three workshops afterwards. Once they have signed up to the workshops, they will be given the discounted code for the play.

The three workshops will be at 3-5pm on Saturday the 11th June, 18th June and 2nd of July.
£45 or £32 for concessions (for low-income, students/under 25s) for all workshops.

Testimonials from previous participants:

Your open attitude toward all our ideas gave me the confidence to write what I really wanted. You were keen to help us try to make our ideas work rather than just telling why they wouldn’t- and for me, that was so freeing.
Lucy Dobree

Thank you so much for this incredible playwriting lab. I had the best time and Max was such an excellent teacher.
Helena Snider

I really enjoyed the course so much, thank you for all of your time and guidance.
Ben Macpherson

Hosanna loved being part of this group, a huge thank you for this opportunity.
Yasmin Hafesji

Thank you for the confidence you gave me to pursue this idea and carry it into production, I now have a proper credit to my name.
David Ford