Upcoming Public Workshops


Saturday 28th


Raising the Stakes

Old Gala House, Galashiels
Part of the Scottish Borders Playwriting Programme

led by Johnny McKnight

Our great dramas and comedies rely on the creation of rich characters forced into impossible situations. But how can we keep the pressure cooker on these situations? How do we raise the stakes and, for our audience, keep that tension unbearable?


Thursday 9th


Hear Me

Fringe Central @ Appleton Tower
Part of TalkFest 2018

led by Ramesh Meyyappen

Writer and performer Ramesh Meyyappan (Off Kilter) leads a workshop on visual theatre and non-verbal storytelling. Ramesh explores how to build accessibility into the heart of your story, creating compelling theatre that is open to all. BSL and non-BSL users are welcome.

Moments of Discovery

Fringe Central @ Appleton Tower
Part of TalkFest 2018

led by Chrstine Devaney and Starcatchers

In the Year of Young People 2018, join Starcatchers and choreographer Christine Devaney in a practice-sharing workshop. The workshop explores Christine's creative approaches to making  MamaBabaMe, her first work for early years audiences.

Friday 10th


You, Me and Everything

Fringe Central @ Appleton Tower
Part of TalkFest 2018

led byGlas(s) Performance

Award-winning theatre company Glas(s) Performance (OLD BOY) lead a workshop on creating intergenerational theatre that seeks to inspire and provoke. They will share a series of practical tools designed to examine similarity and difference on stage, in order to explore the bigger things that connect us as human beings.

V for Verbatim

Fringe Central @ Appleton Tower
Part of TalkFest 2018

led by Mark JearyMariem Omari

Join the creative team from  Blackout   for a workshop exploring the use of verbatim text in building dramatic stories for the stage. Learn how to interview flexibly, edit with integrity, and give audiences honest, hard-hitting, entertaining theatre.



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