Putting People in Plays

Putting People in Plays with Nick Warburton

This is one of two WRiTEON Member Workshops, included in the 2021 membership fee. The good news is that it now only costs £12 a year to be a member (or £10 a year, if you set up an annual payment). For that, you can attend the March workshop (see here) and this one, at no extra cost, as well as taking advantage of all the other benefits of WRiTEON membership. (See here)

Date: Saturday 4th September 2021

Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm

Location: Zoom (You will be sent a link nearer the time)

Booking: Booking details will be provided to members via email and via our Members Facebook Group.


Please note, numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. If you book and then find you are unable to attend, please let us know straightaway, so that your place can be offered to someone else.

 What to expectPutting People in Plays is an interactive online workshop, with examples and writing exercises. The focus will be on approaching drama through voice (finding a character’s voice; using narrative voices), dialogue (naturalistic and poetic ways of speaking to each other) and character (how to build a character; what not to include; character and plot). Some of the content will also be relevant to other forms of writing.

Nick Warburton has written scripts for stage, television and radio. He has won the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award, the Sandford St Martin Award, the Jerusalem Award and the Tinniswood Award, and has been short-listed for the Audio and Music Award, the Sony Award and the Prix Italia. He created the original drama series On Mardle Fen, which ran for six series. He has written TV scripts for Doctors, Holby City, Born and Bred and EastEnders. Several of his stage plays have been premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. He has also worked with Pentabus and is a patron of the Cambridge group Bawds. He is the Chair of Radius (The Religious Drama Society of Great Britain) and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Chichester.