10 Week Playwriting Course with Philip Ayckbourn


Philip will be leading a ten week playwriting course at the Lewes Little Theatre.


Explore the fundamental elements of play construction such as character, motivation, conflict, subtext, theme and plot. This practical course will help you discover the tools needed to craft and shape a play. You will be encouraged to produce a 15/20 min piece by the end of the ten weeks. There will be a writenight showcase post course where six of the best pieces produced will have a public performed reading at the theatre with local actors. The course is open to writers of all abilities.


Commencing 6th April 2017 - 15th June 2017. (Note: not 18th May.)

Writenight showcase 29th July.


Each session will last 2hrs on Thursday evenings 7pm - 9pm and the cost for the ten weeks, including a written assessment of your play offered by Philip and entry into writenight showcase (if chosen) is £130.


Book early to secure your place: leweswriters@yahoo.co.uk


'I can speak for all 20 or so members of the autumn playwriting course that we found it really quite wonderful and that Philip is such an excellent tutor.  We’ve decided as a group to continue to meet independently and develop our work.'

R. M. Course participant at The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Essex.