Writing for Children’s Theatre

With Piers Torday

About the Course
This evening course will explore the creative process of writing and adapting for children’s theatre. There will be practical tasks, discussion and an opportunity to network with other writers. This course is perfect for getting new exciting projects off the ground or for increasing your skills in order to diversify your audiences. Topics covered include finding inspiration, story and structure as well as practical advice on workshopping, adaptation and the rehearsal process.

About the Tutor
Piers Torday began his career in theatre and then television as a producer and writer. His first book for children, The Last Wild, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Award and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal. His second book, The Dark Wild, won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. There May Be A Castle was a People’s Book Award finalist and a Times Children’s Book of the Year. The Lost Magician was a Book of the Year in six national newspapers and won the Teach Primary Book Award. The follow up, The Frozen Sea, was published in 2019. Piers has also completed an unfinished novel by his late father Paul (author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, The Death of an Owl) and adapted The Box of Delights and A Christmas Carol for the stage. www.pierstorday.co.uk.


Dates and times: Thursday 21 May, 6.30 – 9.30pm

Cost: £26/£22 concessions

Location: Little Angel Studios

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