The Clinic 1: Starting Your Writing Year

Duncan Macmillan

14-15 January 2012, 10-6pm



Led by Duncan Macmillan and Sarah Dickenson

“As I walked out of the theatre on Sunday evening I had my idea sorted, lots of confidence, and an absolute certainty that I am going to write my play. You have worked some magic.”

Soho holds three Clinics a year- intensive weekend workshops designed to refresh your writing practice, explore the craft of playwriting, offer one-to-one feedback and a sense of network and community. This Spring we are offering two brilliant Clinics, which can be sampled separately or together.

As 2012 dawns is your writing the top of the resolution list? Whether it’s to finally finish a play, revisit one from “the vault” or jumpstart something completely new, the New Year’s Clinic is guaranteed to inspire, galvanise and propel you into a brilliant writing year.

Led by award-winning playwright, Duncan Macmillan (Bruntwood Award Winner for Monster) and Soho Theatre’s Senior Reader, Sarah Dickenson, participants will benefit from an expansive overview of topics including structure, form, story, character, dialogue and action – plus bespoke sessions suggested by participants and the unique opportunity for individual feedback on your work. As writer and dramaturg, Duncan and Sarah will offer first-hand insight on the journey from first draft to production, from the perspective of the writer and the literary department and advice on navigating the wider landscape for new writing across the UK.

Duncan Macmillan has been Writer-in-Residence at Paines Plough, the Royal Exchange and the Studio Theatre, Washington DC. His plays include Lungs (Paines Plough/Sheffield Theatres and Studio Theatre, Washington DC), Monster (Royal Exchange/Manchester International Festival, Bruntwood Award winner), The Most Humane Way To Kill A Lobster (Theatre 503), I Wish To Apologise For My Part In The Apocalypse, So Say All of Us and Family Tree (all BBC Radio).

Book Clinic 1 and Clinic 2 together and receive a £20 discount! Simply quote ‘CLINIC BUNDLE’ when booking online or through our Box Office.