Script Reading - Online

2hrsWorkshops and classes, Play Writing & Reading, Adults

Online script reading sessions with our Carne Trust Associate Director, Chelsey Gillard.


Led by Chelsey Gillard

Price: £5 per session of £20 for all five

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20 January - 17 February 2021

From Wednesday 20 January, 11.30am - 1.30pm

This series of fun script reading sessions will dive into five classic comedies. We will look at how comedic theatre can pack a political punch, blistering satire and a good night out.

Participants will read sections of the plays aloud, and work with our Carne Trust Associate Director, Chelsey Gillard, to look at their themes, stories, writing styles and the historical context in a relaxed discussion.

Digital copies of the plays will be provided and participants will be sent a link via email to join the online session each week.

Week One: Lysistrata by Aristophanes

Week Two: A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare

Week Three: Tartuffe by Moliere

Week Four: The Rivals by Sheridan

Week Five: A Flea in Her Ear by Feydeau

These classes cost £5 per session or £20 if you book all five.

Once booked, you will receive a Zoom invite on the day of each session.

There are only 15 spaces available, so please make sure you book in advance.

These classes will be run on Zoom - click here to download.

It will help if you can find somewhere in your home with a good internet connection, and if you have some, use headphones (ideally with a built in microphone) as this will help reduce feedback during the session.

SJT Working Online Safeguarding Policy

A few words from past participants:

"I like theatre & plays & enjoy activities of this kind - particularly at the moment as I am in a shielding household. It is great to engage with others & feel like part of something outside of the house!"

"script reading classes gave me an opportunity to do something different and interact with a lovely group of people"

"There are times when my physicality is limiting... this has given me hope that participation can continue, regardless. Nice to meet new people."

"very enjoyable & nice to see some new faces"


Wednesday 20 January 2021, 11.30am

Wednesday 27 January 2021, 11.30am

Wednesday 3 February 2021, 11.30am

Wednesday 10 February 2021, 11.30am

Wednesday 17 February 2021, 11.30am

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A five-week term of Stand Up Comedy classes for beginners.


9 March - 13 April 2021

A crash course introduction to writing and performing your own poetry.


31 December

Individual feedback on scripts in development, led by Suzy Graham-Adriani.

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough
Discover Yorkshire Coast