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DOWN TO YOU - writing workshops


A series of writing workshops hosted by Lizi Patch for up to 10 writers to create a short piece of theatre in response to DOWN TO ZERO (see What's On section). 


Thursday 20th June (early eve)

Saturday 29th June (day)

Tuesday 9th July (early eve)

Cost: £20 inclusive of all three workshops

Followed by a showcase / rehearsed reading of all the pieces on Friday 12th July, 9pm at Alphabetti

Down to Zero is a darkly funny new play by Lizi Patch about two people, furiously in love, struggling to stay afloat as the past threatens to sink their future.  More about the play here

The run is supported by a series of response pieces by a diverse mix of artists, writers, poets and musicians.


As part of the response programme Coracle are running "Down to You" - 3 writing workshops followed by a rehearsed reading by professional actors.


Lizi Patch will mentor you through a series of 3 x 2 hour workshops using Down to Zero as the springboard for you to write a 5-10 minute drama. Expect discussion, exploration of style, story, structure, character and dialogue, and focused writing exercises with deadlines both in the room and between workshops. You will be given the opportunity to hear each other’s work, giving and receiving feedback over the course of the 3 workshops which will culminate in a rehearsed reading of each short play by professional actors on 12 July.   Some of the sessions may include opportunities for Q&A with other creatives and writers involved in the production of Down to Zero.


Down To You is for writers at any stage who are excited by the prospect of sharing and honing ideas from the page to performance. You need to welcome the opportunity to work in a vibrant and collaborative atmosphere with time alone to develop work between the sessions.  

The cost of the workshops is £20 in total, covering the three sessions and the showcase.  Tickets for the showcase are available to the public on a pay what you feel basis so you can invite anyone you'd like to hear your work.

For more information CLICK HERE


If you are interested in attending the workshops, send an email to coracletheatre@gmail.com with the word "WORKSHOP" in the title.