An online workshop for theatre writers and those who want to write for theatre about the basics of writing drama.

We’ll be looking at the difference between dramatic writing and general chit-chat, and how to make sure your dialogue is really crackling. There will be some reading and some work in small groups. The session will last 90 minutes and is free to attend, however, donations are welcome.*

Nathan Ellis is a British writer. He was a member of the Royal Court Invitation Writers’ Supergroup 2018-19 led by Alice Birch and Ali Mcdowall. He was a member of the Channel 4 Screenwriting Group 2023 and BBC WritersRoom Drama Room 2021-22. In 2020 his play Super High Resolution was Shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award. It was performed at the Soho Theatre in 2022 directed by Blanche McIntyre (★★★★★ Daily Mail) and in the repertoire at Staatstheater Kassel in 2023 directed by Manon Pfrunder. His play work.txt (a play without actors) opened at the Soho Theatre in 2022 and received ★★★★★ from The Guardian as well as winning awards at the Adelaide Fringe and Dublin Fringe and being invited to the Caravan International Showcase 2022. The show is currently on an international tour (Australia, Germany, Brazil, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, Egypt) and has been translated into six languages. His first play No One is Coming to Save You (‘a blazing debut’ The Stage) was invited to Incoming Festival 2019 and in 2023 in Italian at Teatro Belli, Rome. He is the Artistic Director of theatre company SUBJECT OBJECT and is an Amplify Associate artist at Nottingham Playhouse.

*Nottingham Playhouse will continue to provide free to access resources, support and workshops to Amplify members to support Artist Development in the region. However, in light of recent funding cuts and continued rising costs, if you are in a position to support Amplify, your donations are very welcome.  You can donate when booking individual events, or make a general donation by calling through to box office.