Script Writing

Ref: C3532974

Ever had a conversation, or overheard one, and thought, 'That would make a great play'? Here's your chance! This six week course will give you the chance to understand how plays are put together and understand their layout. You'll learn how to create dialogue and characters and a few theatrical techniques to make your page transfer to the stage. By the end of the course, you should have some interesting ideas for developing your work still further. This course is open to all, whether you have done some writing before or not, and this is your first attempt.

Course aim

This is a beginner's introduction to writing plays of your own, looking at basic structure and plot development.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Layout a playscript appropriately.
  • Understand how to use dialogue and character to drive the plot of a play.
  • Create drafts of ideas for plays of my own.
  • Use stage directions and other theatrical devices to develop my ideas.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need a notebook and pen. If you have a laptop or tablet, please bring. If you are considered clinically vulnerable, you must take advice before enrolling from The Pound has limited parking. There is free parking on Pound Pill & Station Road, and pay & display parking in town.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Script Writing


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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