Playwright Bea Roberts leads this workshop where we'll look at writing comedy for the stage. We'll explore how to create work which entertains, excites and amuses audiences in this 90-minute session. 
After the session, all writers attending this workshop are invited to submit a short piece of work to the Octagon to receive written feedback from the Literary team. 
Bea Roberts 
Bea Roberts is a multi-award winning playwright, screenwriter and dramaturg from the West Country. Her debut play, And Then Come The Nightjarswon the international Theatre503 playwriting award and made her a finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Other writing credits include the one-woman/no-woman show Infinity Pool: A modern re-telling of Madame Bovary Little Mermaid (co-devised and produced by Pins and Needles Productions, winner of Best Play for Children & Young People UK Theatre Award 2018), environmental comedy Loam (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in association with the Royal Court), The Borrowers (Tobacco Factory Theatres) and Sir F. Mother****ing Drake, (part of the My England monologue series at the Young Vic. Bea is currently writing comedies for the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, English Touring Theatre and the Stephen Joseph Theatre. She is represented by Katie Williams at The Agency. 

Additional information


Online Zoom Workshop 


Thursday 25 February 2021, 7-8.30pm






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