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Creating Theatre - An Intensive Lab

Presented by The Scenic Route with Masterclasses from


Tangled Feet 

Award-winning, inspirational ensemble theatre... More


Jason Carr

Jason is an award-winning composer and orchestrator who, in addition to musical theatre, has composed incidental music for over 40 plays at the RNT, RSC, West End and Broadway...More  


Nicholas McInerny

Nicholas is an award-winning, prolific playwright, screen and scriptwriter...More


About The Lab


As part of our platform to provide accessible opportunities to nurture new talent, The Scenic Route presents an intensive practical workshop exploring how to create original theatre collaboratively from scratch.


Through a series of masterclasses, practical exercises and rehearsals the group will investigate a range of techniques involved in devising a cross-disciplinary piece which brings together physical theatre, text and music.


The lab will culminate in a sharing of the work to an invited audience.





This is a rare opportunity to benefit from the combined expertise of respected practitioners, whilst practically applying their shared experience in a working ensemble.


Participants will take away a wealth of resources to build upon in future work, along with increased skill, confidence and understanding working in this form, plus connections with other artists.




10am - 6pm

Monday 21st August to Saturday 26th August (inclusive)


Stockwell Playhouse

(Formerly LOST Theatre)

208 Wandsworth Road

London SW8 2JU




6pm - 10.30pm

Sunday 27th August and Monday 28th August


Drayton Arms Theatre

153 Old Brompton Road

London SW5 0LJ


The Lab and The Practitioners


Day 1:

am: Tangled Feet masterclass: 'Building Blocks'

pm: Workshop / rehearsal with The Scenic Route


Day 2:

am: Nicholas McInerny masterclass: 'Creating Text'

pm: Workshop / rehearsal with The Scenic Route


Day 3:

am: Jason Carr masterclass: 'Composing for Theatre'

pm: Workshop / rehearsal with The Scenic Route


Day 4:

am: TBC 

pm: Workshop / rehearsal with The Scenic Route


Days 5 & 6:

Workshop / rehearsal with The Scenic Route




(Please note, The Scenic Route reserves the right to alter the timetable and practitioners should it be necessary, but the quality and mix of training would not be compromised)




(To make the opportunity as accessible as we can costs have been subsidised by The Scenic Route)





To Apply


The lab is open to both experienced and new artists alike, at any life stage, whether coming from a performance perspective, composition / musical direction, or playwriting.


(There is no requirement for all participants to perform)






Places are limited to ensure a small group.


(No formal experience or qualifications are necessary, but we are looking for participants who will work effectively collaboratively, represent a range of the disciplines, and are committed to developing their skills in this area)

For performers, theatre makers, playwrights and composers - at any level of experience - with an interest in building a tool kit for devising theatre and finding their voice in a collaborative process



For more information please contact




Applications will be considered and responded to in the order they are received

The 'whys' of our Creating Theatre Lab




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