What's the big idea? with Oliver Emanuel

Audiences are spoilt for choice right now with the availability of stories - on stage, screen, radio and in other forms of fiction. How do you strengthen your play idea - and make it stand out from all the rest? 

In 2019, Associate Playwright Oliver Emanuel (Flight,The 306 Trilogy) ran a series of workshops across Scotland that aimed to:

  • assist in improving your ideas
  • guide your writing and redrafting
  • increase your confidence when talking to directors, programmers or potential supporters about the story you want to tell
  • assert why you are the only person who can tell it


In this short series of videos, Oliver talks you through the points covered in the workshop. A BSL version of the workshop by Bea Webster is available.

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