Absurdist Comedy writing Workshop

Saturday 13th July, Leicester

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Join Future History writer Hugh Dichmont for a creative writing workshop exploring various approaches for developing Absurdist writing for performance, utilising comedy as a creative device.

The workshop is suitable for everyone, from the hobbyist to the
seasoned writer, and will be delivered through discussion, pair work and practice, in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

We will delve into the origins and history of Absurdist theatre, and experiment with ways in which we can utilise its techniques in our own writing to disrupt expectations and (ideally- hopefully?) make people laugh. Learn how to find inspiration, balance tone with message, develop your editing skills and explore approaches to creating comedic characters.

£10 (£8 concessions)
Saturday 13th July, 2-5pm
At Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 7HA
Age 16+

Tickets via Ticket Tailor. CLICK HERE

Tickets include FREE ENTRY to INFLUENCING MACHINE's new sketch comedy show at 7pm the same day! What a deal!
(For more info on the show, CLICK HERE)

About the writer: Hugh Dichmont is the writer of our podcast, and artistic director of Nottingham production company INFLUENCING MACHINE. Other shows include The War On Terry (UK tour), Pareidolia (Catalyst Festival, London), and short plays at venues including Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre 503 and The Vaults.