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Category Archives: creative writing

Unheard Voices – the Civilian experience of the First World War in Yorkshire

Workshop Theatre’s Jan Perry, on behalf of Snowgoose Writers Community, is currently coordinating a National Heritage Lottery project ‘Unheard Voices – the Civilian experience of the First World War in Yorkshire.’  Snowgoose Writers Community is one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) All Our Stories grant. All […]

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Semi-finals!

Jan Perry’s production of OTHELLO is through to the semi-finals of the RSC’s Open Stages Competition. Jan’s adaptation, described on the night by Festival Adjudicator Andrew Rawlinson as ‘imaginative and creative’, casts Othello as a woman. Ilkley actor Jan Thomas plays Othello and won Best Performer on the night. WT Undergraduate Camillia Harding plays Desdemona.  […]

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Yet more awards for Jan Perry

Jan Perry’s production of OTHELLO has won through to the quarter finals of the RSC’s Open Stages Competition. The festival heats took place on Saturday March 17th at the Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough.  Jan’s adaptation, acclaimed by Festival Adjudicator Robert Meadows as ‘ambitious and creative’ features a female Othello, played by Ilkley actor Jan Thomas with […]

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Jan Perry’s CLICK picks up more awards.

The Nidderdale and District Drama Festival of One Act plays, now in its 49th year, was held at the Frazer Theatre, Knaresborough in March 2011. Jan Perry’s play CLICK picked up a host of awards winning: Best Play, Artistic Originality Award, and the Audience Award for the most popular play as voted for by the […]

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And the Winner is…

Back in July we told you Jan Perry had been selected as a finalist in The Windsor Fringe Marriott Award for New Drama Writing 2010.  A total of 213 scripts were submitted from as far afield Japan, USA, Australia, Finland, Norway, Spain, Jersey, Wales, Eire, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man and of course, England. […]

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The Windsor Fringe Marriott Award for New Drama Writing 2010

Winners announced The three winning scripts for the seventh Windsor Fringe Marriott Award for New Drama Writing have been chosen, and our very own Jan Perry is amongst the winners. A total of 213 scripts were this year submitted from Japan, USA, Australia, Finland, Norway, Spain, Jersey, Wales, Eire, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of […]

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Rehearsed reading of Philip Meeks’s ‘Elsewhere…’

There will be a rehearsed reading of Elsewhere… at the Workshop Theatre. Elsewhere… is a new play by our Playwriting Fellow Philip Meeks, and has been commissioned by the York Theatre Royal. The rehearsed reading will take place on Friday 14th May at 4.30pm in the Banham Theatre (Michael Sadler Building). In Elsewhere… two brothers […]

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Welcome to Philip Meeks

The Workshop Theatre welcomes Philip Meeks as playwrighting fellow

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