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An Oxford Playwriting course session

OXFORD PLAYWRITING
COURSE DATES FOR 2023 - 2024

The Oxford Playwriting Course is split into three advanced groups, each with 6 participants. There is no qualitative difference or distinction between the three groups, ADVANCED ONE, ADVANCED TWO or ADVANCED THREE – all function to the same high standard.

 

The course is run on Fridays, 10.30am - 5.30pm as follows:​​

ADVANCED 1

Friday, Oct 6th, 2023

Friday, Nov 3rd, 2023

Friday, Dec 1st, 2023

Friday, Jan 5th, 2024

Friday, Feb 2nd, 2024

Friday, Mar 1st, 2024

Friday, Apr 12th, 2024

Friday, May 10th, 2024

Friday, Jun 7th, 2024

Performance Workshop

Saturday, Jun 1st, 2024, 11am-6pm

COST

10 x all-day sessions

(65 hours in total)

Course Fee: £2500

ADVANCED 2

Friday, Oct 13th, 2023

Friday, Nov 10th, 2023

Friday, Dec 8th, 2023

Friday, Jan 12th, 2024

Friday, Feb 9th, 2024

Friday, Mar 8th, 2024

Friday, Apr 19th, 2024

Friday, May 17th, 2024

Friday, Jun 14th, 2024

Performance Workshop

Saturday, Jun 8th, 2024, 11am-6pm

COST

10 x all-day sessions

(65 hours in total)

Course Fee: £2500

ADVANCED 3

Friday, Oct 20th, 2023

Friday, Nov 17th, 2023

Friday, Dec 15th, 2023

Friday, Jan 17th, 2024

Friday, Feb 16th, 2024

Friday, Mar 15th, 2024

Friday, Apr 26th, 2024

Friday, May 24th, 2024

Friday, Jun 21st, 2024

Performance Workshop

Saturday, Jun 15th, 2024, 11am-6pm

COST

10 x all-day sessions

(65 hours in total)

Course Fee: £2500

LOCATION

 

Vincent’s Club Dining Room, 1A King Edward Street, Oxford OX1 4HS

(This is just off Oxford High Street where there is nearby parking, convenient public transport and wheelchair access)

BURSARIES

Bursaries of up to 50% of the course fee are available to people who are not in education or employment, or who are on low income/benefits. If you would like to apply for a bursaried place, please tick the relevant box in the application form, or contact John for more information: john@oxfordplaywriting.co.uk

Previous visiting workshop leaders and guest speakers

2023 TIM CROUCH

(Don’t Ask The Driver, An Oak Tree, England, The Author)

 

2022 - SIMON BEAUFOY

(The Full Monty)

March 2020 - KENNETH LONERGAN

(Manchester by the Sea, You Can Count On Me, Starry Messenger, This is Our Youth)

 

June 2019 - MIKE BARTLETT

(Dr Foster, Press, King Charles 3rd, Albion, Earthquakes in London)

 

June 2018 - CHRIS CAMPBELL 

(then Literary Manager at The Royal Court)

Course Feedback

"This is, without question, the best creative writing course I have ever done.  John’s experience as both writer and director, and his knowledge of technique, make him a wonderful person to have by one’s side during the first tottering steps towards becoming a playwright."

 

Amanda Mackenzie Stuart, participant, 2018-22

"I am loving this course.  John manages to be warm, enabling and challenging in the best way.  He sees potential and uses all his creativity and experience to help us write with freedom and to be critical and curious about the form itself." 
 

Penny Boreham Saban, participant 2018-21

OXFORD PLATFORMS

As a supplement to the course, there are three OXFORD PLATFORMS per year. These are rehearsed readings of plays that have emerged from the course that take place at The Old Fire Station, Oxford. 

 

OXFORD PLATFORMS began in October 2022 and has gained an immediate public following, selling out the 125-seat theatre.

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Oxford Platforms Future Dates:

NOVEMBER 23rd, 2023

(Book tickets)

FEBRUARY 1st, 2024 

MAY 16th, 2024

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