Playwriting classes at the Brockley Jack

The Brockley Jack team writes:

Ever wanted to write a successful vehicle for yourself or an actor to play but didn't know where to start? This workshop gives you the tools to create and find the essence of your stage persona, alongside exploring different approaches of how best to tell your story on stage. (14 participants max)

Writing for One This is a practical workshop for the writer to gain experience and confidence in standing up in front of an audience. It will be led by the Brockley Jack's literary manager and playwright, David Bottomley, who developed and performed his own one man show, Message In A Bottle at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012.

The Jack Writers’ Workshop consists of seven two-hour workshop sessions. The course takes place over four months to allow time for writers to continue developing and rewriting material in between sessions. At the end of the course you should aim to realise a polished ten minute piece for performance.

The course will culminate with a selection of the strongest pieces being performed in front of a ticketed audience at the Jack Studio in early Spring 2014. The cost of the full workshop is £95 which is payable in advance.

Please send an email to with your name, contact details and short writing CV, if applicable, to receive details of how to make payment for the course. Workshops take place on various Monday evenings at 7.30pm-9.30pm at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre. This workshop is open to writers of all experiences.