Online Playwriting Course

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Ever had an idea for a play but weren’t sure how to develop it? Live Theatre are offering one interactive and one solo bursary place for students who could not normally afford the beaplaywright.com course.

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RT @Live_Lab: And our #10MinutesTo writer/director combos are announced! Join us for five brand new short plays #SaveTheWorld http://t.co/b…
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RT @graemethompson_: So happy to be able to say we are taking #GoodTimin and #CaptainAmazing to #KingsHall at #edfringe @LiveTheatre http:/…
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RT @Live_Lab: Looking for inspiration for your 10 Minutes To.. script? Well here is an interesting article to get you going http://t.co/Uhf…
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RT @rashbrm: #northeasthour Calling playwrights and directors! Take a look at this new initiative #10MinutesTo @livetheatre http://t.co/N5k…
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Make sure you tune into @BBCr4today at 2.15pm today to listen to @lee_mattinson play Magpie http://t.co/luezEi32Kk
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There's still time to catch this afternoon's matinee performance of #CaptainAmazing Check out The Courier review: http://t.co/zSP2gib6BL
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RT @LiveTheatre: Did you keep your eyes peeled? Big news for theatre makers with @livelab check it out! http://t.co/fbNnjQyrGO
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RT @LiveTheatre: Missed the #CaptainAmazing post show talk with @amcdoo @markweinman @CliveJudd & @CaseyGez? Then you're in luck: https://t…
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Tonight's the night! Don't miss #CaptainAmazing post show discussion with @CaseyGez @amcdoo @CliveJudd @markweinman http://t.co/qAVVa5498i
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Interactive course members remember there's a Live Chat this morning between 10am-11am. We're discussing characterisation.
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'There are no rules in theatre - you can do anything' An interview with #CaptainAmazing playwright @amcdoo http://t.co/QWvq3IZTrq
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It's the perfect day to enjoy a matinee performance of #Incognito, at 2pm today. Here's what audiences think... http://t.co/WJwbgEDQ0q
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We're looking forward to interviewing #Incognito playwright Nick Payne for the course this afternoon.
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Tonight's discussion starting point (for Interactive Members): "Things I've learned from a production I've seen recently."
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Interactive Course members remember tonight's Live Chat from 6pm-7pm. Tonight's conversation will be a sharing/advice discussion.
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Check out this great @guardian interview with Be a Playwright course tutor @JerHerrin http://t.co/edXfFIq7qH
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Check out this interview with playwright @RichardStockwe1 talking about his new show #Continuum @LiveTheatre on 1 May http://t.co/8961In2Scv
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Today marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth #HappyBirthdayShakespeare - what's your favourite play?
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We're delighted that Paddy Campbell won the Writer of the Year Award at last night's #cultureawards for @LiveTheatre production #WetHouse
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RT @TheNorthWall: Team NW looking forward to #CaptainAmazing tonight from #Incognito friends @LiveTheatre @OxfordPlayhouse http://t.co/Ytu4…

Interactive Option

£495 (payable in 4 instalments)

Learn the art of playwriting from experts in writer development
Watch great writers talk about their practice
Receive regular practical feedback from experts at Live Theatre including a detailed critique of your final play
Join a community of aspiring playwrights via an online forum
Meet your tutor for a live online discussion every two weeks
Study from anywhere at your own pace
Complete five step-by-step modules with practical exercises
Learn what makes a great play from close study of key scripts
Begin to take yourself seriously as a writer

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One off payment of £495
or payable in 4 instalments

Solo Option

£95

Learn the art of playwriting from experts in writer development
Watch great writers talk about their practice
Receive regular practical feedback from experts at Live Theatre including a detailed critique of your final play
Join a community of aspiring playwrights via an online forum
Meet your tutor for a live online discussion every two weeks
Study from anywhere at your own pace
Complete five step-by-step modules with practical exercises
Learn what makes a great play from close study of key scripts
Begin to take yourself seriously as a writer

More information


One off payment of £95