Right For The Stage

Have you ever tried writing a play? It can be quite daunting. But knowing the basic theory and having practical approaches up your sleeve can make the process easy (or at least easier!) and so much fun! So, why not give it a go and join our playwriting course



Over eight weeks in the spring, we will be exploring and explaining topics including character, plot, theme, dialogue and action, time, setting and more. We’ll be writing and rewriting, reading and feeding back. We’ll discover how we can use words to create believable worlds.


Where and when? In a central Cambridge location, eight Thursday evenings 7-9:30pm. Sessions will be held on 19th and 26th April, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st May and 7th June.


How to apply: email workshops@writeon.org.uk stating your name and level of writing experience (i.e. have never written anything for the stage / wrote three full length plays, but none produced / am a published writer whose most recent two plays are currently on in the West End – in which case this course may be a bit below your level but you are still welcome!). You will then be sent the bank details to pay your course fee. Once the fee is received, your place on the course is confirmed.


How much does it cost?

Early bird price (payable by 10th March) is £160 (£150 for WRiTEON members)

After that date, it’s £180 (£160 for members).

For details on how to join WRiTEON, please click here.


More about the course

Each session will focus on one (or two) of the basic elements of drama. These will be explored through practical exercises – individually, in pairs or as a group. We’ll be playing fun games to learn about the theatrical medium and we will also look at some published plays. Each session we will also take some time for writing and listening to each other’s writing.


Tea and coffee will be provided by WRiTEON.



Kim Komljanec – playwright, dramaturge, theatre director with an MA in playwriting and a residency at the Royal Court under her belt. More about Kim here: https://kim.komljanec.org

Richard Peoples – playwright, theatre director and writing tutor with a wealth of experience in teaching English lit, philosophy and creative writing.

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to email us on workshops@writeon.org.uk


And what happens once you finish the course

You may feel inspired to write a one-act play and submit it to WRiTEON’s open call for our festival or you may decide to attend a WRiTEON Masterclass, a Get It Write workshop, our residential course in France or take part in one of our collaborative projects. In any case, we hope you keep writing.