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TWP Spring 24: Dialogue Workshop

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Theatre503 Writers’ Programme Course: Dialogue Workshop, Bea Roberts

In this workshop we’ll explore how to create characterful and compelling dialogue that let’s your voice sing through your characters. Through exercises and discussion, we’ll plunge into the world of voice, subtext, slang, idiom and all the interesting things people say – as well as the more interesting things they don’t.

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Dates: Tuesday 13th February

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm

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

Bea Roberts is a multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter from the West Country. Her play, And Then Come The Nightjars, won the Theatre503 International Playwriting Award, made her a Finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and has been adapted into a feature film with Finite Pictures released Autumn 2023.

Her next project, the one-woman/no-woman show Infinity Pool: A modern re-telling of Madame Bovary had a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, was nominated for a Total Theatre award and was optioned by Hartswood Films. Bea’s modern feminist adaptation of Little Mermaid won Best Play for Children & Young People at the 2018 UK Theatre Awards. Other writing credits include utopian eco-comedy Loam (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in association with the Royal Court), The Borrowers (Tobacco Factory Theatres) and, most recently, Ivy Tiller; Vicar’s Daughter, Squirrel Killer starring Fleabag’s Jenny Rainsford, part of the Mischief Festival series from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Bea was also a writer on attachment to the National Theatre Studio and commissioned to develop new comedy, Director’s Cut, with director Nancy Medina for the Lyttleton Theatre. In 2023, she was shortlisted for the George Devine Playwriting Award.

As well as developing new work for screen and taking part in the BBC Writers’ Academy, Bea is currently under commission to the Stephen Joseph Theatre. For more information please visit


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