As part of Black History Month, join award-winning playwright Juliet Gilkes Romero for this online workshop where you'll discover how to write about the past onstage. Whether you want to tell the tale of a major event or explore a family legend, this workshop will equip you with the skills to dig deeper into history. 

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. 

Please note that this is an online workshop which will take place over Zoom.

Juliet Gilkes Romero

Juliet Gilkes Romero is an award-winning stage and screenwriter. Her plays include: The Whip, performed at the RSC’s Swan Theatre, 2020; Day of The Living, performed at The Other Place as part of RSC’s Mischief Festival, 2018; Upper Cut at the Southwark Playhouse, 2015; At The Gates of Gaza, Birmingham Rep & tour winner of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Best Play Award 2009; Bilad Al-Sudan performed at the Tricycle Theatre (now Kiln) as part of its 2006 season dealing with genocidal conflict in Darfur.

Television includes: Soon Gone; A Windrush Chronicle (co-produced by Sir Lenny Henry’s production company Douglas Road and the Young Vic Theatre). Juliet is writing a TV drama currently in development. She is the recipient of the Roland Rees Bursary 2019, named in honour of the co-founder of the Alfred Fagon Award.

Additional information


Online Zoom Session


Monday 26 October, 7-8.30pm






Tickets £7