For anyone writing - or thinking about writing - a stage show.
Daisy Campbell will hold your hand, as you go right back to basics with your script (or begin from scratch), helping you understand the deepest underlying structure of your story, and showing you a process that will give you confidence for all your writing from here on in…
NEW DATES ADDED: Monday evenings from 26 April
*You will get the most out of this course if you have approximately 1 hour a day available to work on your script throughout the course.*
But if you don’t, don’t worry! You’ll learn so much for when you’re ready to roll…
*Course fee includes ONE HOUR 1:1 phone session to discuss your script in detail*
Weeks One and Two: Story Structure
"Talent without craft is like fuel without an engine, it burns wildly but accomplishes nothing."
Finding a passion for deep structure is a prerequisite for writing a great show. This is not just about formulas, but about understanding how story cogs turn, so you can innovate at the deepest level of story and understand why the meaning is always carried in the structure.
Week Three: Share your Show and get Feedback
"Smile and write everything down, even if you hate it. You might realise later that they were right. And if not, who cares?"
An opportunity for all participants to share their show outline and receive constructive feedback and ideas. If you don't yet have a show, you will by this stage of the course.
Weeks Four and Five: Scene Ingredients & Dialogue
“If the scene is about what the scene is about, you're in deep shit.”
And so... finally you have everything in place to begin writing dialogue!
We will look at case studies, and script a scene together, breaking them down to their smallest moving parts to understand exactly how dialogue works.
Week Six: Getting over Blocks
"Writing is easy. You just stare at a blank page until your soul bleeds"
Hard won tips and tricks about the inner battle of getting a show written. Beat back resistance and self-doubt by discovering how to keep the writing process FUN…
You are now all set to complete your show...
May The Muse with you!
GET YOUR SHOW WRITTEN is also great if you're writing a solo show, and if you are starting completely from scratch.
Dates: Monday evenings 26 April & 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May
Class Times: 6:30 - 8:30PM (extended session until 9:30PM on 11 May)
£150 early bird (book by 12PM on 12 April)
£175 regular price
Taught via Zoom
Daisy’s course has been a huge hit with students. Here are some of their comments:
“Daisy offers a master class in story, structure and humanity. The process she’s designed gave me an extensive and effective toolkit for crafting a genuinely exciting show. I'd recommend her wisdom to any and everyone. The class has been a bright spark of possibility in these oft-discouraging times." – Ariella
"Daisy Campbell is steeped in theatre. It’s in her very DNA. In this course she gathers her lifetime of experience and offers it to aspiring writers. It’s deep, complex, challenging, subtle, heart-warming and inspirational;. Daisy’s knowledge is encyclopaedic and her enthusiasm is infectious. If you have a serious intention to write a show but need a kick up the backside to get going, this is for you!" - Eric
“If you are committed to your show, doing this course will definitely help you to get it written. Daisy is a devoted teacher who goes the extra mile for her students.” – Gerry
“I just wanted to say how much I appreciate this course and your support. It really is fantastic” - Sarah
PLEASE NOTE, DAISY RUNS ADDITIONAL FOLLOW-UP SESSIONS FOR ALL COURSE ALUMNI ON THE FIRST AND THIRD MONDAYS OF THE MONTH.
About Daisy Campbell
Daisy Campbell is a writer and director best known for her production of Cosmic Trigger (2014 & 2017), staged at The Cockpit. In 2018 she wrote and starred in a one-woman show Pigspurt's Daughter which played at Hampstead Theatre before touring. In 2019 she directed The KLF's comeback event in Liverpool, 'Welcome to the Dark Ages'. Her children's play, School Journey to the Centre of the Earth was staged at The National Theatre, as part of the Connections season. She also notably directed the world's longest play, The Warp, and translated Macbeth into Pidgin English for a West End run. She has also been teaching prisoners to write for radio in Leicester prison since 2016. She has an MA in Producing and an MA in Transpersonal Psychology, and worked with story structure guru Robert McKee 2015-2018, having been his youngest ever seminar attendee at the age of 11!
"Daisy Campbell's Cosmic Trigger was the theatrical equivalent of someone pounding a syringe of adrenaline into my gloomy heart.
It's a primary coloured explosion of optimism and intelligence, delivered with sincere joy and a sincere love of humanity"
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