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An Oxford Playwriting course session


For beginners.
Oct 2022 - June 2023



For those more experienced
Oct 2022 - June 2023


For those who have done the Foundation or Intermediate courses
Oct 2022 - June 2023

Read recent PRESS COVERAGE from Ox Magazine on how the course sustained the various groups during the pandemic through a mix of in-person and online learning.

Course Feedback

"It has been an utter privilege to work with such an insightful and supportive tutor as John, and to share the experience with a group of people whose work I have come to look forward to reading each week. I cannot recommend the course highly enough." 

Alexandra Bailey, writer, 2019-20 course

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John Retallack offers a FREE 30-minute online consultation for those interested in applying for the course. He will take you through key elements of his Oxford Playwriting Course, and give you the opportunity to ask questions.

Performance Workshops


Performance Workshops from writers currently participating in the three courses will take place on:

Saturday, 21 May 2022
Sunday, 22 May 2022
Saturday, 4 June 2022
Saturday, 11 June 2022
Saturday, 18 June 2022

Please contact me if you are interested in attending any of these performance workshops, where you can witness the talented writers who are currently benefiting from the Oxford Playwriting courses.