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503Studio: Gemma Langford

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503Studio Masterclass: A beginner’s guide to becoming a video games writer

Do you love video games? Do you love storytelling? Are you unsure how to make the leap? 

The video games industry is a fast-evolving,exciting world to be a part of, however it can seem inaccessible to many…

How do you get a job as a games writer?  How to get your foot in the door?

What are the different writing jobs in the games industry?

How much creative freedom is there as a games writer?

What’s the difference between writing for theatre and video games? 

In this informal session, Gemma will be there to answer all your questions and show you the road to a new world of storytelling.

To be added to our waiting list, please sign up here (please note that some places have been held off sale to prioritise Share the Drama beneficiaries – see below)

Thanks to our Share The Drama scheme, we want to make sure those of you who are struggling in the current climate can still take part in our Spring Writers Programme. While we prioritise anyone who is long term unemployed and/or claiming benefits, we’re also offering subsidies if you’re in financial difficulty as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. 

To express interest in a bursary place through our Share The Drama scheme, please sign up here. If you would prefer to speak directly to a member of our team about your circumstance or to ask for more information about this scheme, please contact us

If you have any access requirements, you can let us know here. You can view what we currently are able to offer on our Accessibility page. If you would rather discuss any access requirements and how we can accommodate them prior to booking, please get in touch with us.

Time: 2pm – 4.30pm

Running time of workshop: 2.5 hours – delivered online. Maximum class sizes are 14. A portion of spaces have been reserved for Share the Drama places.

To sign up for advanced booking for future iterations of the 503Studio: Writers Programme, please join the waiting list here.


Gemma’s work has appeared at theatres including Theatre503, The National Theatre Studio, Southwark Playhouse, 53Two and Hope Mill.

Radio play credits include writing for Big Finish on series such as Dr Who and Avengers, as well as work for The Royal Exchange Theatre.

As a Video Games writer, Gemma’s work on the Overcooked franchise with Ghost Town Games saw her become a Bafta Breakthrough Brit. 

She is currently lead writer on a new game she can’t tell you about!





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