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FREE Papatango Playwriting Workshops

Award-winning new writing company Papatango are running two free workshops on playwriting: Crafting Scenes (Saturday 22 September) and Creating Characters (Saturday 20 October.)

  • Sat 22 Sep – Sat 20 Oct, 11:00am

Running time: 3hrs

Venue: Blue Studio

Award-winning new writing company Papatango are running two free workshops on playwriting - with travel bursaries available for anyone based outside the Greater London area.
You can book for one session - not both; as availability is limited, please pick your preference. 

Papatango discover, produce and publish brilliant new playwrights, especially artists who would otherwise struggle to access professional theatre. Their discoveries have won BAFTAs, OffWestEnd, Royal National Theatre Foundation and Alfed Fagon awards, premiered in 20 countries, and worked in the West End. Their first book, Being A Playwright: A Career Guide for Writers will be published this autumn.


11am - 1pm, Saturday 22 September: Crafting Scenes

Led by Papatango's Producer Chris Foxon, this session tackles how to structure a scene and keep a play's narrative momentum going. It will explore how scenes fit within a broader structure and how to plan and shape them.


11am - 1pm, Saturday 20 October: Creating Characters

Led by Papatango's Artistic Director George Turvey, this session explores some ways of creating believable characters. It emphasises practical exercises and shares tips from award-winning writers.


If you want to request a bursary, please email Papatango directly on ONLY AFTER Ovalhouse has confirmed your place. Please specify the session you are attending, and where you are coming from and why you need a bursary, as well as the amount you require. People on JSA or other welfare programmes will be prioritised.

  • Sat 22 Sep, 11:00am
  • Sat 20 Oct, 11:00am

Additional information

These workshops are free of charge but advances booking is essential. Attendance is limited to one workshop per person.

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