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Commissioning the Future: The Role of the Drama School in New Play Development

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LAMDA & Royal Central School of Speech and Drama co-host a one-day symposium on Saturday 10 March 10am-5pm.

Drama Schools have and continue to play a significant role in the commissioning and development of large-cast plays in the UK. This one day symposium brings together playwrights, industry professionals and those working on the development of new work in drama schools to explore whose stories we tell, what we do well, and what we could do better. How can we work together moving forwards? We will also explore the potential for creating a new network to explore these issues. This event aims to be the start of an ongoing conversation.

Confirmed panellists/speakers include

Catherine Alexander (Reader, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Associate Director, Complicite), Chris Campbell (Literary Manager, Royal Court Theatre), Sarah Davey-Hull (The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Bold & Saucy Theatre Company), Nadia Latif (Associate Director, Young Vic), Joanna Read (Principal, LAMDA), Lisa Spirling (Artistic Director, Theatre 503), and Lloyd Trott (Academy Dramaturg, RADA).


Sarah Dickenson (LAMDA), Sarah Grochala (The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), Caroline Leslie (LAMDA) and Martin Wylde (The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama).


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Venue - The Sainsbury Theatre, LAMDA

Students/Writers/Freelance Theatre Makers - £10
​Freelancers - £15
Institutions - £25

Ticket price includes lunch and refreshments.

For sales/ticket reservations please contact box office or call on 020 8834 0550. Box Office is open 12:00 - 17:00 Monday – Friday.

Event price

Students / Writers / Freelance Theatre Makers - £10; ​Freelancers - £15; Institutions - £25

Event dates

10 Mar 2018 -

10:00am to 5:00pm

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