The Writing Room gets a re-write

The Courtyard in partnership with Feral Productions are delighted to welcome award-winning screenwriter and playwright Lisle Turner to the helm of their Writing Room workshops.


Lisle Turner

Lisle Turner works as writer in residence for Open Sky Theatre and is currently developing The Disappearing Act (showing at The Courtyard this October). Prior to co-founding Open Sky, Lisle wrote The Idiot Colony (Fringe First, Total Theatre Award) and From Newbury with Love for Redcape Theatre. Lisle also writes and directs for film and television and runs independent production company Wrapt Films. His feature film Here And Now was released to critical acclaim in 2014. In addition to his theatre projects Lisle is currently writing a four part drama for Channel 4, adapting The Idiot Colony for the big screen and developing a contemporary musical feature.

Having previously been delivered by Feral Production’s Tim Evans, from September The Writing Room will be taken over by Lisle, who will take participants through three terms of the fundamentals of script writing for the stage and screen.


Term one will be exercise based during which time Lisle will support attendees in writing a short drama that will be rehearsed and performed for camera. Term two will focus on the collaborative nature of contemporary writing for stage or screen, culminating in a recorded radio play. The final term will support individual participants in writing a long form script for stage or screen which will be reviewed by professional TV, film or theatre commissioners.


With one foot in the theatre world and one foot in the film world, Lisle is an ideal tutor to work alongside budding scriptwriters and share his extensive knowledge of writing for stage or screen.


The Writing Room will now run at The Courtyard every Monday (from 16 September, during term time only) from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. This new evening time aims to make the classes more accessible to those who work full time or are in education.


Visit The Writing Room page or call Box Office on 01432 340555 for more information or to book onto the course.