Room R101, Ravensfield House, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT
Learn about some of the specific challenges of writing for the stage and some of the unique opportunities the stage's non-realist potential gives you in this scriptwriting workshop led by James Martin Charlton, Acting Head of the Media Department at Middlesex.
James is a playwright, dramatist, director, screenwriter and filmmaker, living in east London.
An award-winning writer, he has written more than 20 plays for the stage, many of them produced by big theatre companies, such as 'Groping in the Dark' in 1996, 'I Really Must Be Getting Off' in 2005 and 'Coward' in 2012. 'Fat Souls' won the prestigious International Playwriting Festival at Warehouse Theatre in London, where the play premiered in 1993. Many of these plays have also been workshopped by professional theatre companies across the UK.
His co-written short film 'Best Shot' was nominated for Best Short Film at the North London Short Film Festival. Since 1996, Charlton has been Artistic Director of Friendly Fire Productions. Friendly Fire's productions include'Gob' by Jim Kenworth starring ex-Take That star Jason Orange at The King's Head Theatre in 1999, which Charlton directed. He has also directed shows with casts of prisoners at HMP Maidstone, including 'The Who's Tommy'.
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