Playwriting workshop for New Views students

On 5 November British Playwright, Adam Brace, orchestrated a workshop for Bedalians participating in the National Theatre’s course, New Views.  For this the students are to write a short, political play. The session included pitching ideas and receiving constructive feedback from Adam. We were also taught techniques on developing not only our stories, but our characters. For example, we were advised by Adam to write fifty things about each one of our characters to help us approach dialogue, which revealed incredibly useful information to take forwards. We are very fortunate to have such a writer coordinate our sessions and we look forward to having more of these classes with him this year when he reads the first and second draft of all our scripts.

By Lucas Closs, 6.1


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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