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The Lab, TRP
w/c 9th January 2023
Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
On this ten-week course, you will gain brilliant insight into how to adapt and find inspiration from stories to create scripts for the stage! You will be joined by a brilliant team of professional industry writers Babs Horton (novelist and playwright) Laura Horton (Plymouth Laureate of Words) with guest appearances from Mich Sanderson (Novelist and playwright). This course is for anyone over the age of 18 who wants to learn a new skill, develop professionally or try something new and exciting!
About the practitioners:
Babs Horton is a prize-winning writer and has had seven books published including four with Simon & Schuster. The first A Jarful of Angels won the Pendleton May first novel award and was shortlisted for the Authors Club first novel award. In 2019 her play Wings was longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize, and she has since written two more plays, Girl Factory and Anger Management.
Laura is a writer and the current Plymouth Laureate of Words, the first woman and playwright in the role. Her first play Labyrinth Diet at The Space won an OFFCOMM award. Her second play Breathless, co-produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP), won the Pleasance, TRP Partnership and at Edinburgh Fringe won a Fringe First and was a finalist in the Popcorn, BBC Writer’s Room award and shortlisted for the Holden Street and Scottish Mental Health Awards. She listed in The Stage 100 in 2021 for her work lobbying and campaigning with her project Theatre Stories, which seeks to change public perceptions about who theatre is for. She is currently on commission with Theatre Royal Plymouth. She has written journalistically for Vogue, The Guardian, The i and Huffington Post.
Mich Sanderson is a South West writer currently under commission to TRP and English Touring Theatre. Their verbatim folk musical, Woke Songs, is in development with Wiltshire Creative and National Theatre Studios, and their novel-in-progress was recently selected for Penguin Random House’s ‘WriteNow’ scheme.