Organiser: Living the Drama
Session Type: Taster Session 
Date: 10 Oct
Time: 10am - 12noon
Location: Oxford 
Price: Free (donations welcome) 
Skills Level: Beginner - you don't need any previous experience 

It's never too late to create!

During the workshop you will have the chance to work with like-minded older people. The session is designed to be fun, stimulating and highly creative! Aimed at aspiring playwrights, this taster session for older people will give you the knowledge required to start writing your own stage play!

In just two hours you’ll learn the basic building blocks of playwriting, identify a compelling narrative arc and begin to create your play. 

Living the Drama is a local not-for-profit theatre company. As part of the Age of Creativity Festival they are offering a free introductory playwriting workshop on Wednesday morning, October 10th.

You need no previous experience! It’s stimulating, great fun and you’ll learn the basic playwriting building blocks to set you off writing your own stage play.

Topics will include:
• Developing a compelling storyline
• The Narrative Arc – building tension, conflict and drama
• Creating three-dimensional characters
• How to write believable dialogue

Parking and Travel 

The group will be meeting at South Oxford Community Centre from 10.00am to 12.00pm. There is parking in Hinksey Park and some limited parking behind the centre. The nearest bus stop is Hinksey Park – a very short walk away.


Please let the organisers know if you have any mobility requirements or other needs they should be aware of.

Book your Place 

To book your place or find out more information email [email protected].

Please book soon as they are limited to 12 spaces! Please do pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.

You'll have a great time - but don't take their word for it, others have said:

“It is a really lovely group. The facilitator is inspiring, a great teacher and creates a wonderfully warm and supportive atmosphere. It couldn’t be better.” Tricia Brant, AgeUk Oxfordshire.

“It is very rare that one can find an instructor who not only practices her craft but can also teach it. Her skill is that she can help inexperienced writers with their problems because she herself has experienced them and overcome them”.

"The course is fantastic, fun and supportive. I have learnt so much and I feel may actually become a playwright."

Do come and try for yourself!

If you are a wheelchair user and wish to attend this event please notify the organisers in advance so they can make sure the lift is available for you.