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What's the Big Idea? led by Oliver Emanuel

Audiences are spoilt for choice right now with the availability of stories - on stage, screen, radio and in other forms of fiction. How do you strengthen your play idea - and make it stand out from all the rest? 

Playwrights' Studio Associate Playwright Oliver Emanuel (FlightThe 306 Trilogy) takes you through a story and ideas workout: how to generate them, crystallise them and talk about them.  

This workshop will assist in improving your ideas and guiding your writing and redrafting. It will also help you to:

  • increase your confidence when talking to directors, programmers or potential supporters about the story you want to tell
  • assert why you are the only person who can tell it


Ideally suited for aspiring/emerging playwrights, or more experienced writers looking for a refresher.


If you have an idea that's beginning to percolate, this workshop will give it the best chance to be fully realised.

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Oliver Emanuel is an internationally award-winning playwright based in Scotland. He has written over 30 plays for both stage and radio.

Oliver is Reader of Playwriting at the University of St Andrews, an Associate Playwright at Playwright Studio Scotland, and Writer-in-Residence at Gladstone's Library. His plays are published by Oberon Books.

More Information:

Booking information

Date and Location:

Lyth Arts Centre

Start Date: Friday, 26 July, 2019

End Date: Friday, 26 July, 2019


Time: 16:00 - 18:00


Address: Wick, KW1 4UD

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