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TWP Spring 24: Politics are Personal: Finding a Route In

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Theatre503 Writers’ Programme Masterclass: Politics are Personal: Finding a Route In, Roxy Cook

This masterclass explores how to distill a bigger picture political situation or question down into a set of dramatic circumstances that can draw an audience in. Via writing exercises, examples, and sharing her own experiences writing her 503 Award winning A WOMAN WALKS INTO A BANK, Roxy will look at balancing entertainment and education, drama and debate. We all have things we want to say, but how can we turn those ideas into living, breathing characters? Or use theatricality and form to start a conversation a news article can’t?

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Date: Monday 18th March

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm

Running time of workshop: 2.5 hours – delivered online. Maximum class sizes are 16.


Roxy is a writer and director working across theatre and TV. After 5 years directing new writing (associate dir. Olivier award winning Rotterdam; assistant dir. Describe the Night; dir. Happy to Help; working with Rob Drummond on The Majority), she began writing in 2019. A Woman Walks Into a Bank is her first play, and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2021 and longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize and Verity Bargate Award, both 2022. Alongside writing, Roxy works in development and script editing for TV.


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