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TWP Spring 24: Writing Your Own Monologue

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Theatre503 Writers’ Programme Masterclass: Writing Your Own Monologue, Lily Bevan

A fun two evening workshop designed to help you create a unique monologue for performance. Are you an actor or writer (or anyone else who fancies it) who’d like to write your very own brand new dramatic or comedic monologue (that could suit you to perform)? Experience not necessary. Weird and wonderful welcome. Split over two evenings the same small group will have two three-hour sessions, and some homework, culminating in a group sharing of new monologues. We will create characters that are engaging and distinct and find an enjoyable solid structure.

If you have any access requirements, you can let us know here. If you would rather discuss any access requirements and how we can accommodate them prior to booking, please get in touch with us here.

Dates: Monday 29th January 2024 & Thursday 1st February 2024

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Running time of workshop: 3 hours – delivered online. Maximum class sizes are 16.


Lily studied Social & Political Sciences at Jesus College, Cambridge and trained at RADA.

Her work includes: BBC Radio 4 series ‘Talking to Strangers’ co-written with Sally Phillips (starring Emma Thompson, Olivia Colman and Jessica Hynes), solo show ‘Pheasant Plucker’ (Assembly/Bush, published by Samuel French), plays ‘The French Welcome’ a feminine response to Dr Faustus (written and performed for Shakespeare’s Globe) and ‘Zoo’ (Assembly/Theatre 503, published by Nick Hern), the film ‘The Guide’ (co-written with Emma Thompson). Also, ‘Mock Tudor’ (Pleasance/Theatre 503) ‘Café Red’ (Trafalgar Studios), ‘Who Am I’ (Theatre 503), ‘The People of the Town’ ‘Bunker’ (RADA), ‘Avocado’ (co-written with Bekah Brunstetter, Kings Head/Playwrights Horizons NYC), ‘A Stab In The Dark’ (Kings Head), ‘In Seine’ (Winner – Monmartre Dionysia, Paris) & ‘Trump’s Women’ (RADA/Zedel).

Acting credits include: ‘A Voyage Round My Father’ (Donmar Warehouse/Wyndham’s Theatre), ‘Kindertransport’ (Shared Experience), ‘The Hypochondriac’ & ‘The Miser’ (Belgrade, Coventry) and ‘Silent Witness’, ‘Dr Who’ & ‘Sweet Revenge’ (BBC), ‘Rumpole & The Reign of Terror’ BBC Radio 4 and ‘Skin Deep’ Armando Iannucci for Audible.

She attended Ecole Phillipe Gaulier, The Royal Court Young Writers Programme and The Bush Emerging Writers Group and was short listed for the Funny Women Awards. She is currently developing two new plays. Having done plenty of depressing auditions for ‘quiet lady in bonnet’, ‘Jack’s girlfriend’ or ‘warm hearted prostitute 2’ – she is passionate about creating vibrant, unique, busy characters full of personality, mess and courage.

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