Future playwrights visit The Shed

A small group of soon-to-be playwrights recently visited The Shed, a relatively new (and temporary) addition to the National Theatre on the Southbank in London, which showcases alternative British theatre. We saw a performance of nut by debbie tucker green, a dynamic study on relationships. Note that it is the playwright’s choice not to utilise capitals, a level of verbal precision that is evident within her poetic and well-structured writing. Indeed the play’s structure and quick dialogue will be useful additions to the catalogue of inspiration that we will no doubt use to write our own plays for the New Views nationwide playwriting competition for 15 – 19 year olds.  Having trips like this written in as part of the course allows for greater engagement with the National’s buildings and hopefully that will only cause us to raise our game when it comes to our own work.

By Bella Anderson, Block 5


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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