How to Plot Your Story

How to Plot Your Story

In this fun and illuminating workshop playwright and lecturer Steve
Waters will explore how to structure a story for the stage; he will
discuss the difference between plot and story, drawing on plays from
‘Oedipus’ to ‘Blasted’.  Through exercises and discussion he will
examine the units of a play from a scene to an act.  Come along if
you’re writing a play, thinking of writing a play or hoping to a write
a play.

Date- Saturday 26 January 2019 from 10am to 1pm

Prices- £25 for members and £30 for non-members

Location- Meadows Community Centre
1 St Catharine’s Rd, Impington, Cambridge CB4 3XJ

Booking- If you’d like to book a space, or would simply like more information, please e-mail Once you have reserved your place, you will be sent details of how to make your payment, which must be received by Sunday 20th January.


Steve Waters is an acclaimed playwright and writer for screen and
radio; his plays include ‘Limehouse’ starring Roger Allam (2017) and
‘Temple’ starring Simon Russell Beale (2015), both at the Donmar
Warehouse London; other work includes his prescient play about climate
change ‘The Contingency Plan’ first seen at the Bush in 2009. Steve’s
plays have been seen all over the world and he has worked with
theatres across the UK; he also writes regularly for radio with recent
work including the nine part ‘Fall of the Shah’ for the World Service
in 2019, ‘Saving the Blue’ for Radio 4 in 2017, ”Deep Swimmer’ in
2016 and two plays for Radio 3, ‘Scribblers’ in 2015 and ‘Bretton
Woods’ in 2014 . Steve runs the MA in Creative Writing: Script at UEA
and wrote ‘The Secret Life of Plays’. He is published by Nick Hern